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Research article2003Peer reviewedOpen access

The influence of spatial scale on quantifying insect dispersal: an analysis of butterfly data

Schneider, C


1. A linear relationship between mean movement distances recorded and the size of the study area was found in a comparison of five mark-release-recapture studies of the meadow brown butterfly. 2. The scale impact on mean butterfly movement distances was also apparent when comparing the results for different butterfly species reported in 21 mark-release-recapture studies


Dispersal distance; landscape scale; Maniola jurtina; mark-release-recapture; movement

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Ecological Entomology
2003, Volume: 28, number: 2, pages: 252-256

      SLU Authors

    • Haaland, Christine

      • Department of Landscape Planning Alnarp, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

    UKÄ Subject classification

    Landscape Architecture
    Agricultural Science
    Environmental Sciences related to Agriculture and Land-use

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