Delayed reproduction is costly greatly reduces to the value of r Thats why most

Delayed reproduction is costly greatly reduces to the

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Delayed reproduction is costly (greatly reduces) to the value of “r” That’s why most “r” species start to reproduce very early onTradeoffs (costs to early reproduction):oReproduce early, die young and vice versaoReproduce early, mature into a small adult (body size)Large values of “r”, greater population sizeoProduce a lot of offspring, die youngo“k” selected tend to be bigger because of competitive advantages, less offspringLife History trade-offs in humansLife History Summary:oThere is a big variable range between species oR-k theory makes simple predictions, but are driving force and very effectiveoReproduction is REALLY important to life history straitoEnergy must be shared!!
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