[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]

Re: Sauroparental care

On Tue, Dec 23, 2003 at 01:41:54PM -0000, Craven, David scripsit:
> Could someone define R-Strategists and K-Strategist? Cos I for one have
> forgotten what it means!

"Behold the Kareful Kangaroo, which does not breed as Roaches do."

K -- high parental investment in a small number of offspring.

R -- large numbers of offspring, low or no parental care.

K exemplars -- humans, large mammals generally.

R exemplars -- trees, many insects.

oak@uniserve.com | Uton we hycgan    hwaer we ham agen,
                 | ond thonne gedhencan    he we thider cumen.
                 |   -- The Seafarer, ll. 117-118.