Publication
Title
Human-mediated dispersal and the rewiring of spatial networks
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Abstract
Humans fundamentally affect dispersal, directly by transporting individuals and indirectly by altering landscapes and natural vectors. This human-mediated dispersal (HMD) modifies long-distance dispersal, changes dispersal paths, and overall benefits certain species or genotypes while disadvantaging others. HMD is leading to radical changes in the structure and functioning of spatial networks, which are likely to intensify as human activities increase in scope and extent. Here, we provide an overview to guide research into HMD and the resulting rewiring of spatial networks, making predictions about the ecological and evolutionary consequences and how these vary according to spatial scale and the traits of species. Future research should consider HMD holistically, assessing the range of direct and indirect processes to understand the complex impacts on eco-evolutionary dynamics.
Language
English
Source (journal)
TRENDS IN ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION
Publication
London : Elsevier science london , 2018
Volume/pages
33 :12 (2018) , p. 958-970
ISI
000450294900011
Pubmed ID
30314915
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
Project info
XF-ACTORS: Xylella Fastidiosa Active Containment Through a multidisciplinary-Oriented Research Strategy
Global Ecosystem Functioning and Interactions with Global Change.
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Web of Science
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Creation 10.12.2018
Last edited 29.11.2021
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