Oecologia

, Volume 48, Issue 2, pp 260–264 | Cite as

The meanings of r- and K-selection

  • Gregory D. Parry
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Summary

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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gregory D. Parry
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  1. 1.Department of ZoologyMonash UniversityClaytonAustralia

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