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Ecological Core Concepts -- Human impacts -- Habitat destruction

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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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http://www.esajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1890/05-0064
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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http://www.esajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1890/1051-0761%282006%...
View Resource Abandoned mine drainage stream in productive woods

abandoned mine drainage, Pennsylvania, anthracite mining

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View Resource Aerial view of Lake Christina, MN (ca. early 1980s)

An aerial view of Lake Christina, MN, during turbid-state (ca. early 1980s). Pelican Lake (immediately downstream) is visible on lower right. The effects of turbid water discharging from Lake...

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View Resource An intertidal community off South Diablo Point in central California.

The intertidal community off South Diablo Point in central California was impacted by a thermal discharge from a power-generation station into Diablo Cove. Diablo Rock is visible in the background of...

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http://www.esajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1890/03-3107
View Resource Biodiversity Responses across a Gradient of Human Influence

To investigate how species, communities, and habitats change over the rural-urban (or pristine to human-dominated) gradient students conduct a series of biological inventories, field measurements,...

View Resource Ecology of Disturbance

In this Issue, students will examine published data that address the ecological consequences of environmental disturbance. Disturbance is a useful topic in the teaching of ecology and about disputes...

http://tiee.esa.org/vol/v1/figure_sets/disturb/disturb.html
View Resource Eucalyptus trees (Eucalyptus largiflorens) killed by prolonged flooding of the Menindee Lakes to create storage reservoirs.

A photo of the Menindee Lakes in arid Australia depicts floodplain eucalyptus trees (Eucalyptus largiflorens) that were killed by prolonged flooding after the lakes were made into storage reservoirs...

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http://www.esajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1890/03-0470
View Resource Follow the Water.

This short film includes interviews with water researchers and presents basic concepts of hydrologic cycle. Water has many roles in the landscape; sculptor, solvent for minerals, a vector of...

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...

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