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Bio 201 Conservation Biology I. Conservation Biology case study: The Florida Panther a. What ecological factors are contributing to reduced population size of the Florida Panther? b. What evidence do we have that genetic drift is operating in the remaining Florida Panther population? c. What evidence do we have that inbreeding is operating? d. What intervention strategies have conservation biologists taken to combat ecological and genetic threats? e. Has the genetic intervention had an effect?
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Unformatted text preview: f. Do you think limited ecological interventions will reduce the impact of genetic interventions? II. Effective Population Size - One problem faced by the Florida Panthers is that their effective population size is smaller than the census size a. What is effective population size? b. What is census population size? c. How do we calculate the effective population size when the number of breeding males is different from the number of breeding females?...
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2011 for the course BIOL 201 taught by Professor Mitchell during the Spring '07 term at UNC.

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