READING REVIEW QUESTIONS FOR EXAM 2 - NRC 261
Is habitat selection innate or learned or some of both? How do we know this?
innate (deer mice-Harris) Woodland deer mice inhabit forests and praire deer mice inhabit
READING REVIEW QUESTIONS FOR NRC 261
Under whose administration did the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service come about?
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Which agency administers the commercial fisheries in the U.S.? What cabinet-level Departmen
7 March 2013
How is it that wolves, coyotes, and red foxes; cougars, lynx, and bobcats; black bears and grizzly
bears, and wolverines can all co-exist in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem?
morphological differences, behavioral
The Role of Zoos in Conservation
23 April 2013
What roles might zoos play in the conservation of the endangered San Francisco garter snake?
Original purpose of zoos (zoological gardens)
Entertainment-private or public
Make money-admission, product
Parks and Reserves
18 April 2013
If someone gave you $2 million to set up a new protected area, what would you have to do?
-assume you don't have enough money
What is our concept of a park?
-can be urban or in forests etc
-an area that protects na
25 April 2013
15,589 species of plants and animals are known to face a high risk of extinction in the near future,
almost all a result of human activities. So what?
If a species is classified as endangered, we mean that it is on
26 Feb 2013
How do we know if there were enough wolves present in the Western Great Lakes region to meet
official recovery goals and thus take them off of the Endangered Species list?
est in minnesota was 2921 (see goals belo
26 March 2013
Grasslands and Wildlife
If North Dakota farms (originally grasslands) are going under, how might we make restored
grasslands economically feasible there?
Precipitation/water-based on temperature
28 Feb 2013
If we caught a eastern cougar in MA, how could we tell something about its origins?
one hit on freeway, DNA specimens where closely related to a population in
south dakota and this individual had DNA collected in