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Conservation Biology

Conservation Biology


1. What is species richness?→The genetic diversity of a particular species.
2. Which is currently the biggest threat to biodiversity?→Acid rain
3. What does intrinsic value mean?→Species are more important for conservation if they have higher intrinsic value.
4. What is the term for the functions nature provides to humans?→Ecosystem services
5. What is an ecological footprint?→The area of land and water that is necessary to support a given lifestyle
6. Which method is used to estimate the number of breeding individuals in a population?→Effective population size
7. Which part of a habitat fragment is usually of the lowest quality?→The interior
8. What is bycatch?→The non-target fish and other organisms caught while fishing for one particular organism
9. Which of these pollutants bioaccumulates?→Methane
10. Which best describes the resource conservation ethic?→Private organizations should manage land use.
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