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Ecological Core Concepts -- Landscapes and larger scales

Discipline Specific Core Concepts Classifications
Biodiversity patterns at larger scales (13)
Biomes (2)
Global biogeochemical cycles (3)
Paleoecology (1)
Spatial heterogeneity and connectivity (13)

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 14: Press Release

This November 2011 press release can be used as an accessible reading assignment to accompany and introduce a discussion of the ecological concepts included in issue #14 of ESA's Issues in Ecology...

View Resource Issues in Ecology, Issue 14: Setting Limits: Using Air Pollution Thresholds to Protect and Restore U.S. Ecosystems

The purpose of this report is to distill advances in the science of air pollution thresholds and to describe their use to assess, protect and manage the nationís ecosystems and the vital services...

View Resource Issues in Ecology, Issue 16: The Role of Landscape Connectivity in Planning and Implementing Conservation and Restoration Priorities

Many conservation efforts focus on protecting and enhancing connectivity to offset the impacts of habitat loss and fragmentation on biodiversity conservation, and to increase the resilience of...

View Resource Issues in Ecology, Issue 17: Ecological Dimensions of Biofuels

The promise of biofuels as a renewable, environmentally friendly energy source has driven a worldwide expansion in their production. However, many questions remain about how to produce biofuels...

View Resource Issues in Ecology, Issue 18: Climate Change and U.S Natural Resources: Advancing the Nation's Capability to Adapt

Climate change is affecting land, water, and biodiversity in a variety of ways. While managing ecosystems and resources by relying on an expected set of climate conditions may have worked in the past...

View Resource Landscape Ecology of Large, Infrequent Fires in Yellowstone Park

This Issue focuses on a research article by Turner et al. (2003) that was published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. The article discusses the ecological causes and effects of intense,...

View Resource Marine Reserve Design: Simulating stakeholder options

Students are provided with information about a hypothetical island state, named Udubia, including a detailed map with infrastructure, bathymetry, currents, and a standardized grid. Data on fisheries...

View Resource NCEP Exercise- Metapopulations: a Literature Analysis

Students are asked to conduct a primary literature search on the topic of metapopulations, using scientific online journal databases (such as PubMed, Ingenta, etc.). Students then choose one article...

View Resource Obtaining sediment core from Windy Lake in British Columbia

This photograph shows scientists obtaining sediment core, which is useful in studying changes in forest composition, the frequency of forest fires, and climate change over the past 10,000 years. ...

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