Sex-biased dispersal and inbreeding avoidance in birds and mammals.


Journal Article

Sex differences in dispersal distance are widespread in birds and mammals, but the predominantly dispersing sex differs consistently between the classes. There has been persistent debate over the relative importance of two factors - intrasexual competition and inbreeding avoidance - in producing sex-biased dispersal, and over the sources of the difference in dispersal patterns between the two classes. Recent studies cast new light on these questions.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pusey, AE

Published Date

  • October 1, 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 295 - 299

PubMed ID

  • 21227869

Pubmed Central ID

  • 21227869

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1872-8383

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0169-5347

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0169-5347(87)90081-4


  • eng