What is the logic behind the calculation of the net reproductive rate?

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Biologists only keep track of females when calculating life-table data because only females produce offspring.

The growth rate of a population is the average number of female offspring that each female produces over the course of her lifetime.

It is necessary to take into consideration the survivorship of both sexes when determining the net reproductive rate.

Age-specific fecundity has no effect on the net reproductive rate of a population.

 

asked Jan 2, 2013 in Biology by anonymous
    

1 Answer

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The growth rate of a population is the average number of female offspring that each female produces over the course of her lifetime.

 

answered Jan 2, 2013 by LeafHy ~Expert~ (895 points)



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