Investigating relationships between migration and dispersal among European shags
Migration and dispersal are two critical decisions, commonly taken in the wake of changing ecological conditions. Still, very little is known about how they might be linked and how they affect each other. The EU-funded MIGRADISP project aims to quantify seasonal migration and dispersal, as well as links to early-life conditions and social–spatial networks, in a large-scale partially migratory metapopulation of European shags, where both movements vary substantially among individuals. This objective will be achieved with the use of cutting-edge statistical analyses, helping to fill a crucial gap in the interplay between migration and dispersal.