Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Random Dispersion

In ecology, pattern of spatial distribution of individual members of a species within its geographic range. In a random dispersion the distribution of any one individual is not influenced by where another individual is. This is not the case in primates; social primates are in a clumped dispersion whereas noyau primates are in either ranges or territories and generally avoid contact with other individuals.

See clumped dispersion, uniform dispersion.

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