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The theory of habitat selection: Examined and extended using Pemphigus aphids

Whitham, Thomas G. (1980) The theory of habitat selection: Examined and extended using Pemphigus aphids. American Naturalist, 115 (4). pp. 449-466. ISSN 0003-0147


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Grinnell (1914, 1922) was the first to hypothesize an ecological basis for dispersal. He concluded that since the probability of survival for dispersers was so low, “the interests of the individual are sacrificed in the interests of the species” (Grinnell 1922, p. 379). If all dispersing individuals suffer reduced fitness, however, the trait would not evolve (MacArthur 1972). Increased individual fitness should form the basis for dispersal and habitat selection.

Item Type: Article
Publisher’s Statement: Copyright 1980 by The University of Chicago.
ID number or DOI: 10.1086/283573
Keywords: habitat selection, theory, Pemphigus aphids, ecology, dispersal
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
NAU Depositing Author Academic Status: Faculty/Staff
Department/Unit: College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Science > Biological Sciences
Date Deposited: 01 May 2017 20:32
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/2636

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