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View Resource A Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus), a threatened species.

The Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) is a threatened species. Many conservation programs aim to increase population size by improving survival and reproduction; however, density dependence may...

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http://www.esajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1890/1051-0761%282006%...
View Resource A juvenile Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) sits on its nest platform high in an old-growth Douglas fir.

A juvenile Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) sits on its nest platform high in an old-growth Douglas fir. The Marbled Murrelet is an endangered seabird. A recent study used age-ratio...

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http://www.esajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1890/06-0869
View Resource A rare valley elderberry longhorn beetle (Desmocerus californicus dimorphus) perches on a leaf of its host plant, blue elderberry (Sambucus mexicana).

An adult male valley elderberry longhorn beetle (Desmocerus californicus dimorphus) perches on a leaf of its host plant, blue elderberry (Sambucus mexicana). Although classic metapopulations are...

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http://www.esajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1890/06-0555
View Resource A southern torrent salamander (Rhyacotriton variegatus) in conifer forest habitat in the Pacific Northwest.

The southern torrent salamander (Rhyacotriton variegatus) inhabits small, cool, headwater streams and seeps in conifer-dominated forests, primarily in the Coast Ranges of Oregon and northern...

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http://www.esajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1890/03-5195
View Resource An Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus), one of the world’s most endangered cat species.

The Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus) is a carnivorous mammal that was once common on the Iberian Peninsula, where its preferred habitat is scrub vegetation and Mediterranean woodland. The species...

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http://www.esajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1890/1051-0761%282006%...
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,...

http://tiee.esa.org/vol/v6/experiment/biodiversity_responses...
View Resource Effects of artificial lighting along a beach on loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta)

Example of artificial lighting along a beach. Artificial lights inhibit the reproduction of loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) in two ways. First, adult females tend to avoid laying their eggs...

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View Resource Effects of frost on wildflowers: an unexpected consequence of climate change [resource group]

A collection of slides about the effects of frost on Colorado wildflowers at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (RMBL). RMBL is a high-altitude field research station at 9,500 feet in the...

http://ecoed.esa.org/index.php?P=AdvancedSearch&Q=Y&FK=%22Ef...
View Resource Effects of frost on wildflowers: an unexpected consequence of climate change--image 01 of 22

A view of the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, a high-altitude field research station at 9,500 feet in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. RMBL has supported field work since it was founded in 1928,...

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View Resource Effects of frost on wildflowers: an unexpected consequence of climate change--image 02 of 22

An example of a late spring frost and snow event at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (RMBL), at 9,500 feet in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. This photograph was taken on 13 June 2001, when the...

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