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Ecological Core Concepts -- Human impacts -- Human population growth and consumption

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View Resource A Birdís Eye View of Changing Landscapes: Using Google Earth to Explore Changing Landscapes

Students use Google Earth and satellite imagery from the United Nations Environmental Programmeís Atlas of our Changing Environment to discover ways in which landscapes change over time due to human...

View Resource Aerial view of the upper Willamette River, Oregon.

Aerial view of the upper Willamette River, Oregon. Although some off-channel features and riparian forest remain, particularly in upper reaches as illustrated here, overall the Willamette River has...

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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 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 08: Effects of Aquaculture on World Fish Supply

This report discusses the negative and positive aspects of aquaculture as an alternative to harvesting wild stocks of fish. The report defines aquaculture and describes its recent growth, as well as...

View Resource Issues in Ecology, Issue 09: Water in a Changing World

This report illustrates the disruption of the global water cycle as a result of human activities. The global hydrological cycleís surface and ground water processes are detailed. The global...

View Resource Issues in Ecology, Issue 10: Sustaining Healthy Freshwater Ecosystems

This report addresses the conservation of freshwater ecosystems within the United States. A comparison of the pre-settlement and current conditions of U.S. freshwater resources is provided....

View Resource NCEP Exercise- Thirsty metropolis: A Case Study of New York City's Drinking Water

This case study is divided into two parts to explore the development of the drinking water supply for New York City. First, a brief history on the evolution of the water supply system is presented. ...

View Resource Pathways to Scientific Teaching, Chapter 4a of 7: Collaborative learning: a jigsaw

Reading and understanding primary research literature is a challenge for students as they can be intimidated by scientific jargon and the unfamiliar style of scientific prose (Epstein 1972; White...

View Resource The Sustainable Use of Fisheries

The Evolution of Sustainable Use is a flash-based game that allows multiple players to simultaneously exploit a model fishery. The game presents a fishery as a metaphor for any communally-exploited...

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