On r- and K-Selection

@article{Pianka1970OnRA,
  title={On r- and K-Selection},
  author={Eric R. Pianka},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  year={1970},
  volume={104},
  pages={592 - 597}
}
  • E. Pianka
  • Published 1 November 1970
  • Biology
  • The American Naturalist
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