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Dispersal as a means of inbreeding avoidance in a wild bird population.

Abstract:

The long-term study of animal populations facilitates detailed analysis of processes otherwise difficult to measure, and whose significance may appear only when a large sample size from many years is available for analysis. For example, inbreeding is a rare event in most natural populations, and therefore many years of data are needed to estimate its effect on fitness. A key behaviour hypothesized to play an important role in avoiding inbreeding is natal dispersal. However, the functional sig...

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Publisher copy:
10.1098/rspb.2007.0989

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Journal:
Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society
Volume:
275
Issue:
1635
Pages:
703-711
Publication date:
2008-03-05
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EISSN:
1471-2954
ISSN:
0962-8452
URN:
uuid:53de97f9-a56b-429e-8ccb-7892f4386cd2
Source identifiers:
204360
Local pid:
pubs:204360

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