Unformatted text preview: IV. Life History patterns – group of adaptation that affect reproductive success; complete description of Life Cycle; maximize Lifetime reproductive success A. Overview 1. Genetically determined 2. Subject to Natural Selection 3. Includes the following variations: a. Frequency of reproduction b. # of offspring c. Parental care d. Size of offspring (Clutch size, etc.) e. Sexual/ Asexual f. Maturation Rate (Age of Reproduction) B. Cost of Reproduction: reduction in future reproductive potential due to the cost of current reproduction; trade offs # OF OFFSPRING IN ONE SET...
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- density independent factors, Age of Reproduction