fecundity competition reproduction

Fecundity Competition

How to be fecund : be fruitful and multiply

Sometimes when you read about the human population explosion you may think our own species’ fecundity must be enormous. However, even assuming an average life span of 65 years and an average number of children of four in a person’s life, our reproductive rate would not at all be high. Rodents are doing much better and have no trouble at all outperforming us.

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