Card Set Information
3 levels of biodiversity
requires differ tools at differ spatial scales
mass extinction due to?
goals of conservation genetics?
understand genetic changes that affect survival of threaed/endangered species
use genetic info to successfully manage threaten/endangered species
strategies of conservation genetics?
preserve genetic diversity (and seek out sustainable environments which foster and maintain biotic diversity)
preserve evolutionary processes (hybridization, introgression, and speciation)
anthropogenic factors that risk extinction
land development (habitat fragmentation)
intro of exotic species
ecological factors of extinction
environmental fluctuations and catastrophes
metapopulation dynamics - partially isolated population, loss of pathways of immigration, recoloization of sites
small population size (population grown, cooperative interaction, edge effects)