1. Describe the scale problem inherent in utilitarianism.
3. Give the basis of the extinction counter at the Chicago Field Museum—list everything that is needed in order to design such a counter.
4. To solve SLOSS for the simple case of one whole versus two half reserves, what two variables do you need to know? Describe how these two variables interact to produce the solution. What if anything needs to be added to these the two variables in order to determine the outcome of SLOSS when SS represents more than 2 half reserves?
6. The resolution of SLOPP depended on two variables: define these and their relationship to the spatial arrangement of the PP of SLOPP.
7. Why was the Levin’s model of metapopulations compared to a string of blinking Christmas lights and how does the number of individual lights in the string related to the role of the number of patches of suitable habitat in a metapopulation?
8. What is quasi extinction risk, what 3 variables must you specify to use this concept, and what does PVA specify this risk and not extinction risk.
9. You are hired to manage a small population of red cockaded woodpeckers. You find that they this population is declining and it occurs to you to capture birds from a large and healthy population and release them in your population—to increase population size and lessen the risk of demographic and genetic stochasticity. Then you remember the experiment performed by Belovsky et al. on brine shrimp. This causes you to first investigate what factors?
10. You are investigating an endangered bird. What three questions could you answer through research that would shed light on whether genetic diversity was a problem?