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the traits that affect an organism's schedule of reproduction and survival, from birth through reproduction to death
reproduction in which an organism produces all of its offspring in a single event; also known as big-bang reproduction
reproduction in which adults produce offspring over many years; also known as repeated reproduction
exponential population growth
an increase in the number of individuals in an ideal, unlimited environment, represented by a J-shaped curve when population size is plotted over time
logistic population growth
an increase in the number of individuals that levels off as population size approaches carrying capacity
a life history in which relatively few offspring are produced and each offspring has a good chance of survival
a life history in which many offspring are produced but each offspring has a poor chance of survival
referring to any characteristic that varies according to an increase in population density
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