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View Resource Issues in Ecology, Issue 02: Ecosystem Services

This report defines ecosystem services as a strategy for the conservation of biodiversity. The production of ecosystem goods as it relates to the generation and maintenance of biodiversity is...

View Resource Issues In Ecology, Issue 06: Applying Ecological Principles to the Management of U.S. Forests

In this report forests are presented as very dynamic ecosystems, and processes such as nutrient cycling, nitrogen saturation, sedimentation, erosion, and forest fragmentation are described....

View Resource Issues in Ecology, Issue 11: The Role of Nearshore Ecosystems as Fish and Shellfish Nurseries

This report defines the role of nearshore ecosystems, such as wetlands and seagrass meadows, as nurseries for populations of fish and shellfish that may be of commercial value to humans. The...

View Resource Issues in Ecology, Issue 15: Excess Nitrogen in the U.S. Environment: Trends, Risks, and Solutions

It is not surprising that humans have profoundly altered the global nitrogen (N) cycle in an effort to feed 7 billion people, because nitrogen is an essential plant and animal nutrient. Food and...

View Resource Issues in Ecology, Issue 15: Press Release

This January 2012 press release introduces and describes the significance of issue #15 of ESA's Issues in Ecology series, "Excess Nitrogen in the U.S. Environment: Trends, Risks, and Solutions."

View Resource Long Term Changes in Marine Fisheries

This Issue focuses on a research article by Barange (2003) that was published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. The article discusses long-term (inter-decadal and longer) patterns of...

View Resource Melting Glaciers on Mt. Kilimanjaro

This pair of Landsat images shows the rapid loss of the fabled glaciers and snowfields crowning Mt. Kilimanjaro between 1993 and 2000. With the snow and ice nearly gone, the volcano's crater is...

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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- Why is Biodiversity Important: Examples from Everyday Life

This exercise links a daily activity in your studentsí lives to its biological sources. By connecting your studentsí lives to biodiversity in a concrete way, the biodiversity crisis becomes present...

View Resource Pathways to Scientific Teaching, Chapter 3b of 7: Ecological controversy: analysis to synthesis

The article by John Banks [attached] outlines innovative programs worldwide that integrate the seemingly opposed goals of agriculture and conservation biology to produce mutually beneficial outcomes....

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