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Kin competition accelerates experimental range expansion in an arthropod herbivore

(2018) ECOLOGY LETTERS. 21(2). p.225-234
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With ongoing global change, life is continuously forced to move to novel areas, which leads to dynamically changing species ranges. As dispersal is central to range dynamics, factors promoting fast and distant dispersal are key to understanding and predicting species ranges. During range expansions, genetic variation is depleted at the expanding front. Such conditions should reduce evolutionary potential, while increasing kin competition. Organisms able to recognise relatives may be able to assess increased levels of relatedness at expanding range margins and to increase their dispersal in a plastic manner. Using individual-based simulations and experimental range expansions of a spider mite, we demonstrate that plastic responses to kin structure can be at least as important as evolution in driving range expansion speed. Because recognition of kin or kind is increasingly documented across the tree of life, we anticipate it to be a highly important but neglected driver of range expansions.
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Experimental evolution, invasions, relatedness, spatial sorting, Tetranychus urticae, 2-SPOTTED SPIDER-MITE, ECO-EVOLUTIONARY DYNAMICS, TETRANYCHUS-URTICAE, LIFE-HISTORY, RAPID EVOLUTION, INBREEDING AVOIDANCE, POPULATION SPREAD, TRADE-OFFS, DISPERSAL, RECOGNITION

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Van Petegem, Katrien, Felix Moerman, Maxime Dahirel, Emanuel A Fronhofer, Martijn Vandegehuchte, Thomas Van Leeuwen, Nicky Wybouw, Robby Stoks, and Dries Bonte. 2018. “Kin Competition Accelerates Experimental Range Expansion in an Arthropod Herbivore.” Ecology Letters 21 (2): 225–234.
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Van Petegem, Katrien, Moerman, F., Dahirel, M., Fronhofer, E. A., Vandegehuchte, M., Van Leeuwen, T., Wybouw, N., et al. (2018). Kin competition accelerates experimental range expansion in an arthropod herbivore. ECOLOGY LETTERS, 21(2), 225–234.
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Van Petegem K, Moerman F, Dahirel M, Fronhofer EA, Vandegehuchte M, Van Leeuwen T, et al. Kin competition accelerates experimental range expansion in an arthropod herbivore. ECOLOGY LETTERS. 2018;21(2):225–34.
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Van Petegem, Katrien, Felix Moerman, Maxime Dahirel, et al. “Kin Competition Accelerates Experimental Range Expansion in an Arthropod Herbivore.” ECOLOGY LETTERS 21.2 (2018): 225–234. Print.
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  abstract     = {With ongoing global change, life is continuously forced to move to novel areas, which leads to dynamically changing species ranges. As dispersal is central to range dynamics, factors promoting fast and distant dispersal are key to understanding and predicting species ranges. During range expansions, genetic variation is depleted at the expanding front. Such conditions should reduce evolutionary potential, while increasing kin competition. Organisms able to recognise relatives may be able to assess increased levels of relatedness at expanding range margins and to increase their dispersal in a plastic manner. Using individual-based simulations and experimental range expansions of a spider mite, we demonstrate that plastic responses to kin structure can be at least as important as evolution in driving range expansion speed. Because recognition of kin or kind is increasingly documented across the tree of life, we anticipate it to be a highly important but neglected driver of range expansions.},
  author       = {Van Petegem, Katrien and Moerman, Felix and Dahirel, Maxime and Fronhofer, Emanuel A and Vandegehuchte, Martijn and Van Leeuwen, Thomas and Wybouw, Nicky and Stoks, Robby and Bonte, Dries},
  issn         = {1461-023X},
  journal      = {ECOLOGY LETTERS},
  keyword      = {Experimental evolution,invasions,relatedness,spatial sorting,Tetranychus urticae,2-SPOTTED SPIDER-MITE,ECO-EVOLUTIONARY DYNAMICS,TETRANYCHUS-URTICAE,LIFE-HISTORY,RAPID EVOLUTION,INBREEDING AVOIDANCE,POPULATION SPREAD,TRADE-OFFS,DISPERSAL,RECOGNITION},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {225--234},
  title        = {Kin competition accelerates experimental range expansion in an arthropod herbivore},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/150011},
  volume       = {21},
  year         = {2018},
}

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