BIO 280 Genetically Vigorous Populations Paper (2 Papers)

BIO 280 Genetically Vigorous Populations Paper (2 Papers)

BIO 280 Genetically Vigorous Populations Paper (2 Papers)

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Resources: Ch. 5, 13, & 14 of Fundamentals of Conservation Biology; the Internet; and the University Library
Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper about genetically vigorous populations. Include the following items:
• Describe the importance of genetic diversity in populations. Explain how genetic diversity in plants and animals supports long-term viability, biodiversity, and biotic integrity. Describe specific examples of at least one plant population and at least one animal population facing challenges in genetic diversity, and explain the potential or demonstrated threats to viability posed by deficient genetic diversity.
• Describe the values underlying population management. Relate genetic diversity to the success of population management. Explain the costs and benefits in successful population management. Provide at least two specific examples of current and past population management efforts.
• Compare ex situ conservation to in situ conservation. Describe the role of zoos, aquariums, and botanical gardens in conservation. Explain the efforts of these institutions to support genetically vigorous populations.
• Explain why the Endangered Species Act was created to promote conservation of plants and animals.
Cite at least six references, including at least two scholarly sources.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.


Resources: Field Study by Beren Robinson in Ch. 5 of Elements of Ecology

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper explaining the important aspects of the study and how they relate to ecology and evolution.

Describe original observations of researchers.

Describe the study in detail:

·Research questions of study ·Hypotheses ·Variables in study

Discuss research findings.

·Include a brief, general overview of how ecologists use evidence and observation to quantify results before going in to the specific findings of this case study.

Discuss evolution and its relationship to natural selection.

·What role do they play in ecology?

·What role do they play specifically in the case study chosen?

Propose a follow-up study based on the case study. Briefly address the following questions:

·What variables would you alter?

·What additional findings might you expect to discover on aspects of evolution or natural selection in your proposed study?