Study Guide

Conservation Biology Topics

Biodiversity

What is biodiversity and how do we measure it? Biodiversity refers to the variety of life on...

Threats to Biodiversity: Habitat Loss

Habitat loss is one of the biggest threats to biodiversity—it is the number one reason...

Threats to Biodiversity: Invasive Species

Invasive species are the second largest threat to biodiversity after habitat loss. An invasive...

Threats to Biodiversity: Pollution

You might have heard about the hole in the ozone layer. To understand what it is and why it is...

Threats to Biodiversity: Overexploitation

Overexploitation means harvesting species from the wild at rates faster than natural populations...

Conservation Strategies: Population and Species Levels

We have all these problems, but how do conservation biologists deal with them? Conservation...

Conservation Strategies: Landscape and Ecosystem Levels

Landscapes and ecosystems can also be targets of conservation efforts. Sometimes it is not just...

Conservation Groups

We talked about a few ways conservation happens: population recovery, recolonization, and...

Protected Areas

Protected areas are regions of land or water that have restrictions on human activities, to...

Laws and Treaties

There are international, federal and state laws that are designed to conserve natural...

Common Mistakes

Biodiversity refers to all living things, not just the organisms we can see, and not just the...

Test Your Knowledge

1. Currently, the taxon with the highest number of described species is:a. Bacteriab. Fungic....