Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Pakanen, Veli-Matti
Organisation OY
Project title Causes and consequences of dispersal to individual fitness and population dynamics
Decision No. 278759
Decision date 10.04.2014
Funding period 01.09.2014 - 31.08.2017
Funding 252 018
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Project description
Dispersal is a fundamental process in all taxa but still poorly understood. This project will use bird populations as study objects to examine dispersal decisions and their consequences. I will first examine the importance of various causes of dispersal, including the heritable component and different aspects of the environment. Secondly, I will examine cost-benefit relationships of dispersal from previously unconsidered viewpoints. Finally, I will model the effects of dispersal on population dynamics by considering the possible heterogeneity in demographic parameters between dispersing and site faithful individuals.