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Dry rivers, vibrant with culture and life: Press release

A press release for an article addressing the benefits of dry river beds. This article also explores how human manipulation of seasonal water sources for land use disrupts the natural cycle necessary to sustain and function for local biodiversity.
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Resource Group This press release is associated with the article When The River Runs Dry: Human and Ecological Values of Dry Riverbeds published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, Volume 10, Issue 4 (May 2012).

(http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/110136)
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Life science discipline (subject)
Keywords dry river bed, water, seasonal rivers, press release
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Pedagogical Use Description This press release and associated article can be used in lectures dealing with ecosystems, conservation, hydrology, and land use. To promote active learning, this can be used as reading material to introduce ecological concepts and begin a class discussion of human impacts on the environment. This can also be used to discuss evolutionary adaptations of plants and animals for survival in a specific environment.
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Primary Author Affiliation Ecological Society of America
Primary Author email llester@esa.org
Submitter Email education@esa.org
Rights ESA
Date Of Record Submission 2012-05-11

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