C HAPTER HAPTER 55 55 Conservation Biology Conservation Biology KEY TERMS Conservation biology Biodiversity crisis Source habitat Sink habitat Biodiversity hot spot Endemic species Endangered species Threatened species Population Viability Analysis Bioremediation Sustainable development Sustainable biosphere OBJECTIVES 1. List the major threats to biodiversity and cite an example of each. 2. Explain why biodiversity is important to humans. 3. Describe three patterns in biodiversity distribution and cite one example of each. 4. Describe the three concepts upon which the field of biodiversity emerged. 5. Distinguish among endemic, endangered, and threatened species.
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