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The behavioural response of a species population to a K-selecting environment in which occasional fluctuations in conditions affect the mortality rate of juveniles to a much greater extent than that of adults. In such a situation adults release young into several different environments to maximize the chance that some will survive. See also K-selection; r-selection.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences — Ecology and Conservation.

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