r/K Sexual Selection Theory

The r-strategy and the k-strategy have not primarily to do with selection or even with the sexual selection. Primarily they have to do with reproduction. They are reproduction strategies. So the English wording “r/k selection” or even “r/k sexual selection” is misleading.

r_und_k.jpgOrdinate (y-axis): Quantity of the survivors.
Abscissa (x-axis): Achieved age in % terms of the maximal lifespan.