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View Resource A Birdís Eye View of Changing Landscapes: Using Google Earth to Explore Changing Landscapes

Students use Google Earth and satellite imagery from the United Nations Environmental Programmeís Atlas of our Changing Environment to discover ways in which landscapes change over time due to human...

View Resource Geographic Gradients in Community Patterns of Forest Trees

This exercise, intended as homework or an in-class exercise, provides a guided inquiry approach to understanding continental scale patterns of species richness and patterns of relative abundance...

View Resource Investigating Climate Change Evidence

This activity uses the jigsaw method to encourage students, in groups, to become experts on different types of evidence as a means of understanding climate change. Each group focuses on a topic,...

View Resource Investigating the Evolutionary Adaptations that have Enabled Plants to Survive in a Diversity of Habitats

During this exercise students will explore plant diversity in a greenhouse facility to investigate the evolutionary adaptations that have allowed plants to survive in a diversity of habitats....

View Resource Issues in Ecology, Issue 13: Active Teaching on Carbon Dynamics in Ecosystems

All ecology texts include figures showing carbon cycles of various types (terrestrial, marine, global, etc). However, education research shows that introductory level students (both college and high...

View Resource Life on the Edge: Investigating Habitat Fragmentation, the Edge Effect and Associated Invasive Species in the Field

This field activity allows students to discover the impacts of habitat fragmentation on air and soil temperature, canopy cover, and invasive species presence. It is a versatile activity that can be...

View Resource NCEP Exercise - Applied Demography: Parrots and Palms

This exercise provides students with an introduction to applied demographic analysis. Students examine a scenario involving parrots and harvesting of the trees they require for nesting. Our...

View Resource NCEP Exercise - Models and Endangered Species Management: the Case of California Condors

This hypothetical population modeling exercise for the California condor, a highly endangered species, allows students to predict the outcome of different management options based on modifications...

View Resource NCEP Exercise - Scale and Magnitude of Deforestation: Determining Rate and Extent of Change Using Remote Sensing and a GIS

In this exercise, students will assess occurrences of regional deforestation in the Amazon. Students will develop a change-detection model of deforestation in the headwaters of the Amazon by...

View Resource NCEP Exercise- Bats of Madagascar: How to Manage a Landscape to Protect Bats.

In this exercise students analyze given data to assess which areas in a landscape are important areas for bat conservation. Students will identify potential areas of importance on a map, prioritize...

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