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  1. species approach
  2. minimum viable population (MVP)
  3. minimum dynamic area (MDA)
  4. bioinformatics
  5. wildlife management
  1. a Manipulation of populations of wild species (especially game species) and their habitats for (1) human benefit, (2) the welfare of other species, and (3) the preservation of threatened and endangered wildlife species.
  2. b Applied science of managing, analyzing, and communicating biological information.
  3. c Minimum area of suitable habitat needed to maintain the minimum viable population. See minimum viable population.
  4. d Estimate of the smallest number of individuals necessary to ensure the survival of a population in a region for a specified time period, typically ranging from decades to 100 years.
  5. e Goal: to protect species from premature extinction.
    Strategies: identify endangered species; protect critical habitats.
    Tactics: legally protecting endangered species; propagating endangered species in captivity; reintroducing species back into suitable habitats.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. All free, undomesticated species. Sometimes the term is used to describe only free, undomesticated animal species.
  2. Wild species tamed or genetically altered by crossbreeding for use by humans for food (cattle, sheep, and food crops), pets (dogs and cats), or enjoyment (animals in zoos and plants in gardens).
  3. Type of wild animal that people hunt or fish for, for sport and recreation and sometimes for food.
  4. Wildlife species that have actual or potential economic value to people.
  5. Use of mathematical models to estimate a population's risk of extinction.

5 True/False questions

  1. threatened speciesWild species that is still abundant in its natural range but likely to become endangered because of a decline in numbers.


  2. keystone speciesSpecies that play roles affecting many other organisms in an ecosystem.


  3. rare speciesSpecies that (1) has naturally small numbers of individuals, often because of limited geographic ranges or low population densities, or (2) has been locally depleted by human activities.


  4. instrumental valueValue of an organism, species, ecosystem, or the earth's biodiversity based on its existence, regardless of whether it has any usefulness to us.


  5. midsuccessional plant speciesGrasses and low shrubs that are less hardy than early successional plant species.