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Evolutionary ecology : percolation of old ideas to new areas of ecology.

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Journal publication date13/01/2009
JournalCurrent Biology
Journal number1
Volume19
PagesR21-R23
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

A novel model derived from percolation theory suggests that phase polyphenism may have initially evolved in locusts as a behavioural strategy to reduce the connectivity between patches of vulnerable prey, so reducing predation risk.