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Human Alteration of the Global Nitrogen Cycle

In this Issue, students explore large-scale anthropogenic changes to the nitrogen cycle by examining studies that document anthropogenic inputs of nitrogen globally, the export of nitrogen from rivers to the ocean, and the ecology of Pfiesteria in the Chesapeake Bay.
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Primary or BEN resource type
Discipline Specific Core Concepts
Life science discipline (subject)
Keywords nitrogen, nitrogen enrichment, nutrient enrichment, anthropogenic input, nitrogen cycle, fish kill, nitrogen saturation, watershed, nitrogen loading, agriculture, nitrate, nitrogen oxide
Key taxa Pfiesteria piscicida, dinoflagellate, tilapia, Oreochromis aureus
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Pedagogical Use Description This should be used as a guide for teachers to engage students in current topics in ecology. Specifically, it will help teachers use active learning methods to teach students about nitrogen ecosystem dynamics.
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Primary Author Affiliation Hampshire College
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Rights Author retains copyright
Date Of Record Submission 2002-01-01

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