Conservation Biology, Habitat Fragmentation, and Metapopulations


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Which of the following is not a feature of a metapopulation?

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1. According to metapopulation theory, what will happen when a population of a particular species goes locally extinct in a particular patch of habitat?

2. What is a wildlife corridor?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To pass this quiz, you'll need to know about metapopulation theory, the goals of conservation biology and the role of the U.S. National Park Service. All of the questions are multiple-choice, and you'll get your scores as soon as you finish the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will ask you about the following topics:

  • Features of a metapopulation
  • What metapopulation theory states about extinction
  • Wildlife corridors
  • The function(s) of the National Park Service in the U.S.
  • The major goals of conservation biologists

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on conservation biology, habitat fragmentation and metapopulations
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the extinction of a particular species in a particular habitat patch and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how the National Park Service aids conservation efforts

Additional Learning

For more details on this field, review the corresponding lesson called Conservation Biology, Habitat Fragmentation and Metapopulations. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • How human activities have impacted natural habitats
  • Habitat fragmentation
  • The assumptions of metapopulation theory
  • Modern efforts to preserve natural habitats