Chapter 4. Applying Population Models to Conservation

  1. Michael J. Conroy and
  2. John P. Carroll

Published Online: 10 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303155.ch4

Quantitative Conservation of Vertebrates

Quantitative Conservation of Vertebrates

How to Cite

Conroy, M. J. and Carroll, J. P. (2009) Applying Population Models to Conservation, in Quantitative Conservation of Vertebrates, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303155.ch4

Author Information

  1. University of Georgia, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 9 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405190985

Online ISBN: 9781444303155



  • application of population models to conservation;
  • harvest models;
  • maximum sustainable yield (MSY);
  • “theme” of small population conservation;
  • viable or “minimum viable population”;
  • island biogeography;
  • Three-population metapopulation model;
  • modeling genetic effects;
  • simple model demonstrating source–sink dynamics


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Harvest models

  • Small population models

  • Modeling genetic effects

  • Including habitat or other factors in models

  • Use of “canned” modeling software