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Dispersal

  • Definition: Movement of organisms from their place of birth to a new geographic area for permanent residence. Founder events are special, rare cases of dispersal in which dispersing individuals cross a geographic barrier unsuited to permanent residence and start a new population beyond the barrier.

    Source: Hickman, C.P., et al. 2011. Integrated Principles of Zoology. Fifteenth Edition. McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

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