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survivorship curve


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A graphical description of the survival of individuals in a population from birth to the maximum age attained by any one member. Usually it is plotted as the logarithm of the number of survivors as a function of age. If a population has a constant mortality rate the graph will be a straight line.

Survivorship curve

Subjects: Ecology and Conservation.


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