AP Biology Pre-Discussion Questions: Interactions 6- Conservation Biology

Instructions:

Topic Presentation:

Textbook Reading:

Principles of Life:

OpenStax Biology:

Biozone Pages:

Supplementary Resources:

Crashcourse Biology Videos::

Videos by Paul Andersen:

Questions to answer:

Things you should make sure you understand:

Instructions:  

Topic Presentation:  

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Textbook Reading:

Principles of Life:

OpenStax Biology:

Biozone Pages:

Volume 2:

Supplementary Resources:

Crashcourse Biology Videos::

5 Human Impacts on the Environment: Crash Course Ecology #10

Pollution: Crash Course Ecology #11

Videos by Paul Andersen:

Communities

Ecosystems

Biodiversity

Ecosystem Change


Questions to answer:

  1. Why is conservation important from an ethical perspective?
  2. Why is conservation important from a scientific perspective?
  3. Why is conservation important from a quality of life perspective?
  4. Explain why conservation does not equal environmentalism.
  5. How does the decline of a population increase the likelihood of its extinction?
  6. Why is it impossible to understand the totality of the interactions among organisms in the biosphere?
  7. Explain the major phases of conservation (monitoring, planning, and action), and provide examples of each in action.

Things you should make sure you understand:

(feel free to ask questions about them in class)