What Is Conservation Biology? - Definition & Principles


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The field of conservation biology studies _____.

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1. Which is NOT a level of interaction studied by ecologists?

2. A focal species is one that conservation biologists are _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Conservation biology is an important part of ecology. This lesson and accompanying worksheet/quiz will help guide your understanding of key concepts in conservation biology including keystone species, focal species and the parts of a conservation plan.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will test your knowledge and understanding of the following concepts:

  • Conservation biology
  • Levels of ecology
  • Focal species
  • Protected areas
  • Harmful effects of human development

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as protected area
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related biology lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the levels of interaction studied by ecologists
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about focal species and harmful effects of human development

Additional Learning

To learn more about conservation biology, review the lesson entitled What Is Conservation Biology? - Definition, Principles & Quiz. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define conservation biology
  • Understand the value of a keystone species and a focal species
  • Explain the levels of ecology from an individual organism through ecosystem
  • Compare and contrast conservation plans utilizing in-situ and ex-situ approaches
  • Provide examples of the harmful effects of human development