K-strategists predominate in stable or predictable environments. K-selection results in the “perfection” of individuals to fit their respective niches. Traits that are thought to be characteristic of K-selection include: larger body size, long juvenile period, small but stable population, longer life expectancy, and the production of fewer offspring that require extensive parental care until they mature.
Examples of K-strategists include: ducks (as pictured), elephants, humans, oak trees, whales, large rodents, etc.


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by | August 13, 2012 · 5:58 pm

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