Does habitat unpredictability promote the evolution of a colonizer syndrome in amphibian metapopulations?

Hugo Cayuela, Laurent Boualit, Dragan Arsovski, Eric Bonnaire, Julian Pichenot, Arnaud Bellec, Claude Miaud, Jean-Paul Léna, Pierre Joly, Aurélien Besnard. Ecology. Accepted manuscript online: 8 June 2016. Combining the results of this study with another recent study, we found that a high dispersal rate, high fecundity and a short lifespan are associated in metapopulations experiencing unpredictable environments. In contrast, a very low dispersal rate (close to zero), low fecundity and a long lifespan are associated in metapopulations occupying predictable environments. Leer más.