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What does MVP stand for?

MVP stands for Minimum Viable Population

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A minimum viable population (MVP) is the population size below which the probability of extinction is unacceptably high, but above which the probability of extinction is reduced to an acceptable level, over a given period of time (Shaffer 1981, Samson 1983, Lehmkhul 1984, Gilpin and Soule 1986).
Using the demographic models, we estimated minimum viable population size (MVP) with this extinction probability for Cirsium pitcheri to be approximately 500 plants for the Illinois Beach population south of the Dead River.