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Ecological Core Concepts -- Human impacts

Discipline Specific Core Concepts Classifications
Agriculture and resource harvesting (25)
Alteration of biogeochemical cycles (15)
Biodiversity loss (52)
Climate change (56)
Habitat destruction (27)
Human population growth and consumption (12)
Species introductions (11)

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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 A Curriculum Guide to Confronting Climate Change in California

Today's students need to know about climate change-- what it is, why it is occurring, how it will impact them, and what can be done about it. Heat-trapping gas emissions from power plants, vehicles,...

View Resource A Curriculum Guide to Confronting Climate Change in the Gulf Coast Region

Todays students need to know about climate change: what it is, why it is occurring, how it will impact them, and what can be done about it. Heat-trapping gas emissions from power plants, vehicles,...

View Resource A field planted with two kinds of cotton (Gossypium sp): Bt cotton and normal cotton, where the normal cotton acts as a refuge for insects.

Some rows of the field in the photograph contain cotton plants (Gossypium sp) that are genetically engineered to produce a toxin from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt). Bt kills insects that...

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View Resource A Generally Accessible Derivation of the Golden Rule of Bioeconomics

This article provides formulas to understand the bioeconomics of world fishery harvesting.

View Resource A grey tree frog (Hyla versicolor).

A grey tree frog (Hyla versicolor). Amphibian species are declining globally, and pesticides may play a role, but their concentrations are often low in nature. Carbaryl is a common pesticide that can...

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View Resource A male Klug's clearwing butterfly (Dircenna klugii klugii) foraging on a coffee flower (Coffea arabica) in Finca Irlanda, Soconusco region, Chiapas

A male Klugís clearwing butterfly (Dircenna klugii klugii) foraging on a coffee flower (Coffea arabica) in the Soconusco region of Chiapas, Mexico. Shade-grown coffee certification programs...

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View Resource A misty rainforest canopy in central Amazonia.

The central Amazon Basin is home to some of the most biologically diverse forests in the world. These rain forests are being reduced and fragmented at a fast rate (as of 2004, about 24 million...

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View Resource A remnant oak-savannah ecosystem, rich in native plant species and also heavily invaded by exotics.

An abandoned 19th century barn is located within a remnant oak-savannah ecosystem in southwestern British Columbia, Canada. The herbaceous vegetation in the foreground includes the pink-flowered...

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View Resource A ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta), a key agent of seed dispersal in southern Madagascar.

The ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) serves as a key agent of seed dispersal in southern Madagascar, where the landscape is heavily fragmented by agriculture and remaining forest patches are protected...

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