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- noun biology The degree to which an
organismor taxoncan or does move or spread within an environment.
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One suggests that fire-induced population turnover and fragmentation, in combination with edaphic specialization and low vagility, is the driving force behind speciation.
It seems like it would be substantial, but it probably is only great for 1) creatures that live very close to high-traffic, high-speed areas it isn't hard to avoid squirrels, etc., on suburban streets when you're only driving 25 mph, though snails are a different story) and/or 2) creatures that have high vagility.
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