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Part 1: Watch the Howard Hughes Medical Institute video below on Biodiversity an

Part 1: Watch the Howard Hughes Medical Institute video below on Biodiversity and the work of Dr. Edward O. Wilson:

Part 2: Answer the questions below:
What was Dr. Wilson’s “Rule of Thumb” or “Species Area Rule” that he derived after studying ant species in the islands? (5 points)
What was Dr. Wilson’s hypothesis regarding removal of all species from an island? (5 points)
How did Dr. Wilson test this hypothesis? (15 points)
What were the results of the Florida Keys experiment? (10 points)
What new information was revealed through the 1979 Amazon experiment? (10 points)
What is the purpose of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (YYCI)? (10 points)
What is one strategy the YYCI has been using to create a wildlife corridor? (10 points)
What strategy have the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes been using to create a wildlife corridor in western Montana? (10 points)
Why has the Flathead Reservation project has been so successful? (10 points)
After watching this video, what have you learned from Dr. Wilson’s original ant research with respect to preserving biodiversity around the world today? (15 points)

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