, Volume 48, Issue 2, pp 260–264

The meanings of r- and K-selection

  • Gregory D. Parry

DOI: 10.1007/BF00347974

Cite this article as:
Parry, G.D. Oecologia (1981) 48: 260. doi:10.1007/BF00347974


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
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyMonash UniversityClaytonAustralia

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