Biology (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1-25918-813-2
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Chapter 55 - Ecology of Individuals and Populations - Figure 55.9 - Inquiry Question: 1

Answer

Smaller species would increase more quickly.

Work Step by Step

This is because smaller species have shorter generation times (Fig. 55.9), which would allow them to increase their populations more quickly. The largest seaweed, trees, and animals (kelp, sequoia, whale) are all at the top right with the longest generation times.
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