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 - 54.3 - Life History Is the Lifetime Pattern of Growth, Reproduction, and Survival - 54.3 Recap - Learning Outcomes - Page 1182: 3


Predation can act as a selecting factor that favors earlier and more frequent reproduction. For example, fish that are vulnerable to predation have been shown to mature and reproduce at earlier stages of life than similar fish populations that are not under the threat of predation.

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