, Volume 48, Issue 2, pp 260-264

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The meanings of r- and K-selection

  • Gregory D. ParryAffiliated withDepartment of Zoology, Monash University

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This paper catalogues several different dichotomies that have all been termed r- and K-selection. The status of the concept of r- and K-selection is discussed and a more restricted usage of the terms is recommended.