TY - JOUR
AB - The dispersal rate of the grasshopper Podisma pedestris has been measured, with the aim of interpreting the width of a chromosomal cline. 171 adults were marked individually, and released within the cline. 169 movements were seen over three subsequent scorings; the distribution of distances, after correction for the loss of long distance dispersants, was close to a normal curve, but there was an initial shift of ten metres, perhaps towards a better habitat. The linear variance increased at about 214 m2 day- 1, which corresponds to a standard deviation of 207 m gen- 1/2 over a 20 day life span. Statistical uncertainty in this estimate can be expressed using a distribution-free maximum likelihood method, which gives support limits of 186- 270 m gen- 1/2. However, the main errors come from extrapolating from this experiment to the cline as a whole.
AU - Nicholas Barton
AU - Hewitt, Godfrey M
ID - 3669
IS - 2
JF - Heredity
TI - A measurement of dispersal in the grasshopper Podisma pedestris (Orthoptera: Acrididae)
VL - 48
ER -