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Fecundity

Fecundity

(Science: biology, gynaecology) a measure of fertility, such as sperm count or egg count or the number of live offspring produced by an organism. The state of being fertile; capable of producing offspring.The quality of something that causes or assists healthy growth.The number of offspring produced by an organism in its lifetime.


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Re: The evolution of facilitation and semelparity

... favourable, producing a large brood and exploiting this environment, allowing the best chances of offspring survival, hence maximizing fitness. Fecundity(future reproduction) vs offspring (current reproduction) There are costs to both iteroparity and semelparity. This is illustrated above. For ...

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by Youngji
Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:55 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: The evolution of facilitation and semelparity
Replies: 3
Views: 1029

Re: Please read! About life history strategies!

... favourable, producing a large brood and exploiting this environment, allowing the best chances of offspring survival, hence maximizing fitness. Fecundity(future reproduction) vs offspring (current reproduction) here what the costs mean is that investment in offspring costs the parent in terms ...

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by Youngji
Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:30 am
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Please read! About life history strategies!
Replies: 2
Views: 1050

Please read! About life history strategies!

... Assume annual species lives in a stochastic environment and acts in a strategy-independent way where all individuals are affected equally, and fecundity is traded off with juvenile survival. There are also some fluctuating environmental factors such as variable food supply that affects the ...

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by tjam123
Sat Nov 15, 2014 3:14 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Please read! About life history strategies!
Replies: 2
Views: 1050

Where do we go from here?

... not necessarily true. I cannot find it right now but I read that in the US the very rich tend to also have larger than average families. While the fecundity of the poor was rather low. This is not to say that your theory is absolutely, wrong, but mostly that views based on anecdotes and prejudices ...

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by canalon
Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:48 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Where do we go from here?
Replies: 41
Views: 39291

Conditions for a stable ecosystem? (for a simulation)

... of an herbivore will be typically longer than the plants it eats, and the carnivore's lifecycle will be comparable to the herbivore's. Also fecundity was mentioned (number of offspring). That's important. Plant lifecycle may be shorter, but it's capable of producing many many more offspring ...

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by AstusAleator
Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:44 am
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Conditions for a stable ecosystem? (for a simulation)
Replies: 11
Views: 23116
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