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reproductive strategies question

Postby biology07 » Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:32 am

Hi all,

Would i be able to have some assistance or guidance with this question?

A population of one particular animal (species M) has survived in a particular habitat for many
generations. A student concluded that other animal species living in the same habitat would be expected to show the same reproductive strategies as species M. Do you agree with this student or not? Explain your choice.


I would think that the the different species would have different reproductive strategies, even though they live in the same habitat. Could it have something to do with oviparity and viviparity perhaps? Or maybe demersal/broadcast spawning? Though Im not quite sure ..

Help would be greatly appreciated
Cheers :D
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Postby mith » Tue Sep 30, 2008 3:00 pm

resource partitioning might come into play.
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Postby Darby » Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:57 am

There's not much connection between habitat and reproduction - just pick an ecosystem and look at the variety of strategies at a random selection of species there.
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Postby biology07 » Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:33 pm

ok thank you for your help
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