Concluding Remarks: Dispersal and Gene Flow
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.
KeywordsNest Success Local Survival Good Habitat Large Clutch Small Clutch
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