the complete set of events that characterize the existence and development of an organism from its beginning to its death.
An organism's lifetime pattern of growth, differentiation, storage and reproduction.
The full developmental program or history of an organism, including the specific schedule of life cycle stages, the types of allocations to growth and reproductive function, and the probability of surviving over time.
The total of developmental stages and durations over an individual's life-time. Patterns of development from gestation length, to interbirth intervals, to age at first reproduction, and lifespan that influence the behavior of individuals at different times in their lives.
an account of the series of events making up a person's life
a genetically organized suite of characteristics that evolved in a coordinated manner so as to allocate energy to survival, growth, and reproduction
a locus that connects seemingly separate events in a coherent whole
the changes organisms undergo from conception to death, focusing particularly on the schedule of reproduction and survival.
The age at sexual maturity, age at death, and age at other events in an individual's lifetime that inþuence reproductive traits.