K-selection meaning

kāsĭ-lĕkshən
A form of selection that occurs in an environment at or near carrying capacity, favoring a reproductive strategy in which few offspring are produced.
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A form of selection that occurs in an environment at or near carrying capacity, favoring a reproductive strategy in which few offspring are produced.
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Origin of k-selection

  • From K the constant for carrying capacity in the equation for population growth

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition