K-selected Reproductive Strategy
In contrast, k-selected species have more constant mortality and population sizes that often are close to carrying capacity. Intraspecific competition tends to be strong. Selection favors slower development, late, repeated reproduction, long lives, and efficient use of resources.
Keywords: environment | K-selected strategies carrying capacity | population | r-selected strategies | ecology
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Young, M. (2004). K-selected reproduction. Center For Educational Outreach, Houston. TX:Baylor College of Medicine.
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