Biology (11th Edition)

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 1-25918-813-2
ISBN 13: 978-1-25918-813-8

Chapter 55 - Ecology of Individuals and Populations - Review Questions - Synthesize: 2

Answer

No, older individuals have longer to live and reproduce and, thus, an incentive to put proportionally more into reproduction before dying or becoming infertile.

Work Step by Step

Here you are asked to think about two perspectives, based on age. The younger individuals have more time to reproduce/expend their resources to do so.
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