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1

List 3 factors that determine the conservation status of a species

- population size
- reproductive potential
- probability of extinction

2

What are the human factors that lead to extinction?

- overharvesting
- hunting
- pollution
- introduction of invasive species
- habitat destruction

3

Natural factors that cause mass extinction

- volcanoes
- meteorite impact
- drought
- ice age

4

What biome suffers from unsustainable exploitation?

Tropical biome

5

What important function do tropical biomes play?

It prevents?
Controls?
Acts as?

Soil erosion
Nutrient loss

local water cycles

Carbon sink

6

What is geographical isolation caused by?

A physical barrier that leads to populations becoming separated, which causes speciation.