Biology (11th Edition)

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Chapter 55 - Ecology of Individuals and Populations - Figure 55.11 - Inquiry Questions: 2

Answer

If survivorship had a flatter curve, with more individuals surviving longer, it would make sense to target the plants living longer since they would make more seeds over a longer time, perhaps also surviving into the next year.

Work Step by Step

It is still a question of limiting future population, but here length of life could affect that more than short-term fertility.
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