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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892
Textbook Problem

Population viability analyses allow conservation biologists to:

a. identify the source population from which an individual dispersed to a sink population.

b. determine how large an area must be preserved for the protection of a threatened species.

c. identify whether individuals of a threatened species arereproductively mature.

d. predict the minimum population size of a threatened speciesthat is likely to survive.

e. predict whether a threatened species will use habitat corridors.

Summary Introduction

Introduction:

The conservation biology is the field of science that deals with the management of nature and biodiversity on Earth. It aims to protect the species, their habitats, and ecosystem from the extinction and erosion. The person who studies conservation biology is known as a conservation biologist. The conservation biologists conduct population viability analysis.

Explanation

Justification for the correct answer:

Option (d) states that ‘population viability is analyzed by the conservation biologists to predict the minimum population size of a threatened species that is likely to survive.’ The analysis of population viability allows conservation biologists to determine the way through which a large population can survive for a longer time. It helps in the assessment of the process that affects the suitability of the habitat and longevity of the population. Hence, option (d) is correct.

Justification for the incorrect answers:

Option (a) states that ‘the conservation biologists can identify the source population from which an individual dispersed to a sink population, by analyzing the population viability. The conservation biologists aim to protect the population. They are not concerned with the dispersed population. So, it is an incorrect option.

Option (b) states that ‘the analysis of population viability helps the conservation biologists to determine the size of an area that must be preserved for the protection of a threatened species...

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