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Minimum viable population (MVP) can be predicted in two ways. Computer simulations. Population viability analyses (PVA) PVA is considered generally more common practice by ecologists and without a reference to the 1600 panda population you mention, my guess would be that this is what they did. PVAs work well for endangered species prediction. A ...


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The real mutation rate of any organism depends by too many factors both external, like the environment, and internal, like the error rate of the DNA polymerases and DNA-repair enzymes and even from different region in the same genome (the mutation rate of non-coding DNA tend to be higher than the one of actively used DNA). In general however it is possible ...


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To obtain a full survival curve (basically a full life table) you would need to make quite a number of assumptions, since the data for paleolithic societies is scattered and probably biased. This is however not a field I know well, but I can point you to one recent paper (White, 2014) that explores how the ratio of young and old individuals in a population ...



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