R-strategists, K-strategists and Survivorship curves: The reproductive adaptations of different organisms

Have you ever wondered why dogs and humans reproduce very differently? Why their litter is so big, often up to 7-8 pups while humans rarely give birth to more than 1 child at a time? Well, there is a reason for it, and it has to do with the rate of mortality or death the […]

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Alien Australian possums could be helpful, not harmful to recovering ecosystems in New Zealand — Evolution Story Time

Can alien species be helpful to some ecosystems? Apparently so! Horror stories of an alien species taking over and annihilating diversity in a native ecosystem have become pervasive in ecological news. This happens as our world continues to become more and more interconnected: species are moved around by humans- be it intentional or not. There […]

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Ugly Fish, Uglier Problem: Asian Carp in the Great Lakes of Canada — Another example of Invasive species

Ian T.D. Thomson On October 3, the Great Lake Fishery Commission and Fisheries and Oceans Canada hosted a forum in Toronto on Asian carp, the invasive species that could threaten the ecosystem in the Great Lakes. While Asian carp may not sound like a pressing Canadian public policy issue, the presence of the invasive carp […] […]

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