Costs of dispersal

Bonte, Dries, Van Dyck, Hans, Bullock, James M., Coulon, Aurelie, Delgado, Maria, Gibbs, Melanie, Lehouck, Valerie, Matthysen, Erik, Mustin, Karin, Saastamoinen, Marjo, Schtickzelle, Nicolas, Stevens, Virginie M., Vandewoestijne, Sofie, Baguette, Michel, Barton, Kamil, Benton, Tim G., Chaput-Bardy, Audrey, Clobert, Jean, Dytham, Calvin, Hovestadt, Thomas, Meier, Christoph M., Palmer, Steve C. F., Turlure, Camille and Travis, Justin M. J. (2012) Costs of dispersal. Biological Reviews, 87 2: 290-312. doi:10.1111/j.1469-185X.2011.00201.x

Author Bonte, Dries
Van Dyck, Hans
Bullock, James M.
Coulon, Aurelie
Delgado, Maria
Gibbs, Melanie
Lehouck, Valerie
Matthysen, Erik
Mustin, Karin
Saastamoinen, Marjo
Schtickzelle, Nicolas
Stevens, Virginie M.
Vandewoestijne, Sofie
Baguette, Michel
Barton, Kamil
Benton, Tim G.
Chaput-Bardy, Audrey
Clobert, Jean
Dytham, Calvin
Hovestadt, Thomas
Meier, Christoph M.
Palmer, Steve C. F.
Turlure, Camille
Travis, Justin M. J.
Title Costs of dispersal
Journal name Biological Reviews   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1464-7931
Publication date 2012-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1469-185X.2011.00201.x
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 87
Issue 2
Start page 290
End page 312
Total pages 23
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Language eng
Subject 1100 Agricultural and Biological Sciences
1300 Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Abstract Dispersal costs can be classified into energetic, time, risk and opportunity costs and may be levied directly or deferred during departure, transfer and settlement. They may equally be incurred during life stages before the actual dispersal event through investments in special morphologies. Because costs will eventually determine the performance of dispersing individuals and the evolution of dispersal, we here provide an extensive review on the different cost types that occur during dispersal in a wide array of organisms, ranging from micro-organisms to plants, invertebrates and vertebrates. In general, costs of transfer have been more widely documented in actively dispersing organisms, in contrast to a greater focus on costs during departure and settlement in plants and animals with a passive transfer phase. Costs related to the development of specific dispersal attributes appear to be much more prominent than previously accepted. Because costs induce trade-offs, they give rise to covariation between dispersal and other life-history traits at different scales of organismal organisation. The consequences of (i) the presence and magnitude of different costs during different phases of the dispersal process, and (ii) their internal organisation through covariation with other life-history traits, are synthesised with respect to potential consequences for species conservation and the need for development of a new generation of spatial simulation models. © 2011 The Authors. Biological Reviews
Keyword Aquatic
Global change
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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