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Ecological Core Concepts -- Landscapes and larger scales

Discipline Specific Core Concepts Classifications
Biodiversity patterns at larger scales (8)
Biomes (2)
Global biogeochemical cycles (3)
Paleoecology (1)
Spatial heterogeneity and connectivity (10)

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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...

http://www.esa.org/pao/pressreleases.php?uid=121111
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...

http://www.esa.org/science_resources/issues_ecology.php
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,...

http://tiee.esa.org/vol/v3/issues/frontier_sets/yellowstone/...
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...

http://tiee.esa.org/vol/v6/experiment/marine_reserve/abstrac...
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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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 Split view underwater and above the surface of a stream in a deciduous forest

A small stream flows through a forest in this picture, depicting both the forested terrestrial matrix and an aquatic ecosystem. Coarse woody debris from the forest is evident in the stream. The...

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View Resource Sustainable Biofuels from Forests: Meeting the Challenge

This report examines how forest products could be used as biofuel and the availability of these products. To study the sustainability of this bioenergy source, this report reviews some of the forest...

http://www.esa.org/biofuelsreports/
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...

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