Final Exam Review II

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Final Exam Review II Specific Examples to Know Three Papers o Mark Schafer wrote a paper on MVP, explain the theory…. Definition: “A minimum viable population for any given species in any given habitat is the smallest isolated population having a 99% chance of remaining extant for 1000 years despite the foreseeable effects of demographic, environmental, and genetic stochasticity, and natural catastrophes.” The end goal is to come up with a number o Caughley 1994 Two paradigms for conservation bio The small population paradigm: When doing conservation biology, focus on most endangered species and those most at risk of extinction, focus placed on stopping extinction, crisis driven approach, constantly responding to last minute situations The declining population paradigm: Ignore the animals that are already screwed, and look at ecosystems that are on their way down, strive to maintain abundant populations of common species, focus on the ultimate reasons why species are declining Correlate with two questions that conservation biologists ask themselves o Franklin 1980: What is Franklin’s theory of genetic variability?
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