Many species of small animals have learned to exploit all resources available around them to grow in population as quickly as possible. If environmental conditions change, these so-called “strategists” can quickly run out of resources needed to grow, or even sustain, their population. What is a good example of a strategist?



It is common knowledge that a termite population can grow dramatically to consume all available wood in its immediate environment (for example, in a house’s frame). If the wood disappears, the termite population will decline very quickly.

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