Concluding Remarks: Dispersal and Gene Flow

  • Christopher M. Perrins
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 24)


I wish to restrict my comments largely to one general area of the points which have been discussed during the conference, namely the extent to which birds can evolve different characteristics in different habitats. This problem has several inter-connected aspects concerning the rate of possible gene-flow between such habitats, the quality of individual birds and the associated problems of dispersal.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher M. Perrins
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  1. 1.Department of ZoologyEdward Grey Institute of Field OrnithologyOxfordGreat Britain

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