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CHAPTER 11 Dispersal

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All kinds of organisms must reproduce in order to replace individuals that die of one cause or another and to allow evolution to occur. Since some offspring will be unable to reproduce themselves because of predation or lack of resources, successful species produce more than one offspring for each parent. In some species (e.g., humans), adults produce only a few offspring and invest their resources promoting the  Read more...
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ISBN: 9780674031166 9780674261679
Publication:Dusenbery, David B.; Living at Micro Scale : The Unexpected Physics of Being Small; 171; Cambridge, Massachusetts; London, England : Harvard University Press, 2011
Language Note: English
Unique Identifier: 9062011898
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All kinds of organisms must reproduce in order to replace individuals that die of one cause or another and to allow evolution to occur. Since some offspring will be unable to reproduce themselves because of predation or lack of resources, successful species produce more than one offspring for each parent. In some species (e.g., humans), adults produce only a few offspring and invest their resources promoting the success of each of them. In other species (e.g., pine trees and salmon), adults invest their resources in producing thousands of offspring, most of which are destined to die before themselves reproducing. In

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