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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...

View Resource NCEP Exercise- Census and Survey Techniques: Perpendicular Distance from Indirect Measurements

This exercise allows students to become familiar with sampling techniques used in field biology and how data is obtained from these techniques. Often times obtaining exact distances measurements can...

View Resource NCEP Exercise- Conservation Genetics: Inbreeding, Fluctuating Asymmetry and Captive Breeding

Conservation genetics is central to successful captive breeding and subsequent re-introduction of threatened species. Many species have been saved from extinction by captive breeding programs, which...

View Resource NCEP Exercise- Ecological Consequences of Extinctions: Ecological Decay in Isolated Forest Fragments

In order to examine the effects of extinction on an ecosystem, this exercise simulates a real life example in Venezuela. Students imagine they are working for a Non-Governmental Organization...

View Resource NCEP Exercise- Environmental Justice in Biodiversity Decision-Making

In two essays, students are asked to think critically about just environmental action in both a national and international context. Students first address the creation of a wilderness region in the...

View Resource NCEP Exercise- Forest Fragmentation and its Effects on Biological Diversity: A Mapping Exercise

This exercise involves measuring changes in a landscape as it is fragmented. Students begin with a blank grid, an undisturbed landscape, and mark grid squares in a progression that mimics...

View Resource NCEP Exercise- Introduction to Remote Sensing: Relating Features In An Image With What Is In The Field: An Example of Using Hardcopy Imagery

An important skill for conservation practitioners to have in order to benefit from remotely sensed imagery is to be able to accurately relate features in satellite images or aerial photographs with...

View Resource NCEP Exercise- Introduction to Remote Sensing: Viewing satellite imagery with image processing software

This exercise acts as a self-guided tutorial that demonstrates how satellite imagery can be visualized using an open source remote sensing image processing software application called OpenEV. With...

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