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Re: Herbivore protection
Yes, this is true. This is why most extinction that are directly caused
by the human species are to K-strategiests (mammals, birds, lizards
We have been trying to eliminate malaria-causing mosquitoes for years
with no success!
> One other point about K and r strategies, one that I have heard
> proposed as a reason why some really high K strategists (like modern
> primates) are at a greater risk then r strategists: Yeah, an animal can
> take really good care of fewer offspring, but they aren't omnipotent or
> all powerful, and accidents happen. If you genetically put all your eggs
> in one basket (excuse the pun) and an accident DOES happen; you can loose
> the entire investment just like that.
> LN Jeff