In habitats with high disturbance low growth rate

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Unformatted text preview: al for pioneer spp. in habitats with high disturbance - low growth rate; - typical for “mature” communities with spp near carrying capacity Pianka’s r and K selection r and K: extremes of a continuum, most species in between r-selection in unpredictable environments K-selection in predictable environments At the fast end… •rapid development •early maturity •numerous small offspring •high reproductive rates •low competitive ability At the slow end… •slow development •delayed maturity •few large offspring •low reproductive rates •high competitive ability Assigned reading: Sanders & Clauss 2008 Science 322, 200-201 Exam 3: April 14...
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