Sunday, 5 October 2014

Support for controversial Darwin theory of 'jump dispersal'

Date:
October 1, 2014

Source:
National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)

Summary:
More than one hundred and fifty years ago, Charles Darwin hypothesized that species could cross oceans and other vast distances on vegetation rafts, icebergs, or in the case of plant seeds, in the plumage of birds. Though many were skeptical of Darwin's 'jump dispersal' idea, a new study suggests that Darwin might have been correct


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