Small-Population Approach to Population Conservation


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The smallest number of individuals in a population that can maintain the population is known as the:

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1. Effective population size refers to the:

2. If a population falls before the minimum viable population, it will:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet and interactive quiz combo will test your knowledge of small population approaches to population control. Practice questions will ask you about population size, maintenance and decline, as well as issues in small population approach.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These quiz questions will look at:

  • The smallest number of individuals needed to maintain population
  • Effective population size
  • Population decline
  • Issues in small population approach
  • What the extinction vortex depends on

Skills Practiced

Students will demonstrate their skill in:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding effective population size
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the extinction vortex
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding issues of small population approaches and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Take a look at the complementary lesson on this topic named Small-Population Approach to Population Conservation to keep on learning. This lesson covers the proceeding objectives:

  • Define effective population size and understand its function
  • Identify the main factors to consider in relation to small population approaches
  • Relate what you've learned in this lesson to real-life situations
  • Explain what a small population approach to population control is