Random Dispersal in Theoretical Populations. By: J.G. Skellam. J.G. Skellam.
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“Traditional biology course lay far too much emphasis on the direct acquisition of information. Insufficient attention is given to the interpretation of facts or to the drawing of conclusions from observations and experience. The student is given little opportunity to apply scientific principles to new situations.”
The results of the particle motion can be made applicable to the dispersal of small animals such as worms and snails.
A bug example:
If the random mean square dispersion (RMSD) per minute of a wingless beetle wandering at random is 1 yard ^2 the after a season of 6 months RMSD of the resulting probability distributions is only 500 yards.
It then follows that the rootmean square distance of daughter oaks about their parents is greater than ½ a mile and that agents such as small fuzzy wuzzies (aka mammals and birds) played a major role in the dispersal of this population.
So the basic principle that I want to emphasize is that there is random dispersal in theoretical populations, although not apparent it is virtually everywhere so the next time you are keeping an eye on a particle or tree or beetle or muskrat, just think of Skellam and his principles of random dispersal.