Conservation Biology:

1)      Describe the three levels of biodiversity.

2)      Explain why biodiversity at all levels is vital to human welfare

3)      List the four major threats to biodiversity and give an example of each.

4)      What is the small population approach?

5)      Explain how an extinction vortex can lead to the extinction of a small population. Describe how a greater prairie chicken population was rescued from an extinction vortex.

6)      Describe the basic steps that are used to analyze declining populations and determine possible interventions in the declining-population approach. Describe the case of the red-cockaded woodpecker to illustrate this approach

7)      Describe the conflicting demands that accompany species conservation.

8)      Explain how edges and corridors can strongly influence landscape biodiversity.

9)      Define biodiversity hot spots and explain why they are important.

10)  Explain why natural reserves must be functional parts of landscapes.

11)  Describe the concept of sustainable development.