Parameter Tree:
EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS > SURVIVAL RATES

Definition:
Survival is the converse of mortality for an organism. Survival is a result
of a combination of factors that contribute toward successful
reproductive advantage and the ability to resist being killed or eaten by
another species.  


Reference:
Krebs, C. 1994. Ecology. HarperCollins. New York, New York and Hickman, C. and
L. Roberts. 1995. Animal Diversity. William C. Brown Publishers. Dubuque,
IA.