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5 Matching questions

  1. habitat fragmentation
  2. game species
  3. bioinformatics
  4. minimum dynamic area (MDA)
  5. endemic species
  1. a Type of wild animal that people hunt or fish for, for sport and recreation and sometimes for food.
  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 Species that is found in only one area. Such species are especially vulnerable to extinction.
  5. e Breakup of a habitat into smaller pieces, usually as a result of human activities.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Mostly trees that can tolerate shade and form a fairly stable complex forest community.
  2. Species that play roles affecting many other organisms in an ecosystem.
  3. Grasses and low shrubs that are less hardy than early successional plant species.
  4. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. Lists (1) some 900 species that cannot be commercially traded as live specimens or wildlife products because they are in danger of extinction and (2) restricts international trade of 29,000 other species because they are at risk of being threatened.
  5. Process in which numerous new species evolve to fill vacant and new ecological niches in changed environments, usually after a mass extinction or mass depletion. Typically, this takes millions of years.

5 True/False questions

  1. flywayAll free, undomesticated species. Sometimes the term is used to describe only free, undomesticated animal species.


  2. population viability analysis (PVA)Use of mathematical models to estimate a population's risk of extinction.


  3. biological extinctionSpecies no longer found anywhere on earth; forever.


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


  5. intrinsic valueValue of an organism, species, ecosystem, or the earth's biodiversity based on its usefulness to us.