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Conservation Biology

Conservation Biology

Conservation Biology: You Might Need To Conserve Your Energy For This Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Conservation Biology? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What is species richness?

The genetic diversity of a particular species.
The monetary value of a species.
The monetary value of an ecosystem.
The number of species in a particular area.
The proportion of ecosystem services a species provides.
Q. Which is currently the biggest threat to biodiversity?

Habitat loss
Invasive species
Acid rain
Climate change
Q. What does intrinsic value mean?

Ecosystems can provide a lot of monetary value to humans.
The importance of a habitat to the global economy.
Species and ecosystems have value of their own that is unrelated to the service they provide for humans.
Species are more important for conservation if they have higher intrinsic value.
Overexploitation does not affect something with intrinsic value.
Q. What is the term for the functions nature provides to humans?

Ecosystem services
Resource conservation
Anthropogenic climate change
Q. What is an ecological footprint?

The fossil prints left by extinct species
The area of land and water that is necessary to support a given lifestyle
The impact one human has on endangered species
The amount of habitat fragmentation that happens during one year
The amount of land covered by cities, towns and villages
Q. Which method is used to estimate the number of breeding individuals in a population?

Habitat restoration
Inbreeding depression
Effective population size
Gene flow
Listing the population as endangered
Q. Which part of a habitat fragment is usually of the lowest quality?

The interior
The edge
The center point
It depends on the size of the fragment
The quality is the same throughout a fragment
Q. What is bycatch?

The animals killed by poachers
An endangered species that has been delisted
A by-product of aquaculture
Fishing allowed by permit in a no-take-zone
The non-target fish and other organisms caught while fishing for one particular organism
Q. Which of these pollutants bioaccumulates?

Acid rain
Ozone-depleting compounds
Carbon dioxide
Q. Which best describes the resource conservation ethic?

Land should be preserved for as long as possible without altering it or extracting resources
All land should be exploited for natural resources
Land should be managed to allow for the greatest good for the greatest number of people
People have to pay to use public lands
Private organizations should manage land use.