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Ecological Core Concepts -- Landscapes and larger scales -- Biodiversity patterns at larger scales

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View Resource How Much Water Do We Use?

This short film presents the one of the basic concepts of a hydrologic cycle, a water budget. How much water is there? Where it is and how does it move. For example, how does land use effect the...

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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 04: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning

In this report, biodiversity and its relevance to the ecosystems that support humanity is discussed. Ecosystem functioning is defined as the collective activities of all biota within an ecosystem...

View Resource Issues In Ecology, Issue 13: A Synthesis of the Science on Forests and Carbon for U.S. Forests

Forests play an important role in the U.S. and global carbon cycle, and carbon sequestered by U.S. forest growth and harvested wood products currently offsets 12-19% of U.S. fossil fuel emissions....

View Resource Pathways to Scientific Teaching, Chapter 3a of 7: Practicing scientific inquiry: what are the rules?

Ecologists attempt to establish general principles from a vast range of organizational, spatial, and temporal scales (Belovsky et al. 2004). The process of developing generalities in ecology...

View Resource Pathways to Scientific Teaching, Chapter 3d of 7: Lyme disease: a case about ecosystem services

One way to help students develop critical thinking skills is to focus on problems or cases where they are challenged to deal with real data and experiences (Bransford et al. 2004). Both problem-based...

View Resource Teaching About Landscape Ecology: Developing and Applying Neutral Models

This article emphasizes why it is important to teach landscape ecology in general ecology courses and describes the nature of landscape ecology. The laboratory exercise outlined employs percolation...

View Resource The sunset wrasse (Thalassoma grammaticum), one of many shorefish species endemic to the isolated Tropical Eastern Pacific.

The sunset wrasse (Thalassoma grammaticum) is one of over 700 shorefishes endemic to the Tropical Eastern Pacific, an isolated tropical marine region with a high level of endemism (>70%) among its...

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