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(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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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
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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: 21678

Re: Conditions for a stable ecosystem?

... usually mean extinction because while the preditor numbers are reduced, the prey has time to recover. - Demographics (ie. Survival, dispersal, fecundity) - these will give you your growth rate. They will be different for each organism at leach stage of its life. You can add this in by creating ...

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by Treefrog
Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:15 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Conditions for a stable ecosystem? (for a simulation)
Replies: 11
Views: 21678

population ecology

I cannot understand the difference between fertility fecundity "natality rate" "fertility rate" and "birth rate". Can anyone help me? Thanks

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by ajs
Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:07 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: population ecology
Replies: 0
Views: 3565

The Fiber Disease

... flies, the vectors of African trypanosomes, feed exclusively on blood and rely on one such intracellular microbe for nutritional provisioning and fecundity . As a result of co-evolution with hosts over millions of years, these mutualists have lost the ability to survive outside the sheltered environment ...

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by tamtam
Sun Nov 26, 2006 3:37 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
Replies: 7403
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