Life: The Science of Biology 11th Edition

Published by W. H. Freeman
ISBN 10: 1-31901-016-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-31901-016-4

Chapter 54 - Populations - 54.2 - Population Growth Describes the Change in Population Size over Time - 54.2 Recap - Learning Outcomes - Page 1178: 3


Physiological survivorship curves are demonstrated by large mammals and involve a high general survivorship throughout adulthood until later in life. Ecological survivorship curves are demonstrated by many bird species and involve a constant risk of mortality at all ages. Maturational survivorship curves are demonstrated by many seed plants and involve low survivorship during childhood and higher survivorship after maturity.

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