An assessment of the factors affecting dispersal distances is important for understanding population spread, recolonization and gene flow which are central issues for conservation of many vertebrate species. Researchers gathered data on body weight, diet type and maximum natal dispersal distance for various animals.
A data frame with 64 observations on the following 4 variables.
a character vector indicating the species
maximum dispersal distance (km)
a factor with levels
"O" indicating carnivore, herbivore, or omnivore
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