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Minimum viable populations : Processes of species extinction

  title={Minimum viable populations : Processes of species extinction},
  author={Michael Gilpin},
to environmental perturbation, or are so small that random birth and death events and genetic drift threaten them. The number of species in this set of vulnerable populations will depend on many factors— especially the size of the reserve, because the larger the reserve, the smaller the proportion of species that will have marginal population sizes. If choices must be made among candidate species, then the ecological role of the species is perhaps the most important criterion. Large predators… 

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