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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 Using Owl Pellet Analysis to Explore Space Use and Productivity

Laboratory exercise to teach undergraduates about factors determining territory size. It begins with dissecting owl pellets and leads students through a series of calculations. A key theme is the...

View Resource Geographic Gradients in Community Patterns of Forest Trees

This exercise, intended as homework or an in-class exercise, provides a guided inquiry approach to understanding continental scale patterns of species richness and patterns of relative abundance...

View Resource Talking Turkey: Using a short story to facilitate learning and appreciation of energy flows through ecosystems

Human beings are storytellers. This exercise uses the universality of storytelling to engage undergraduate students in ecological science. Students read a fictional narrative that connects scientific...

View Resource Leaves as Thermometers

Plant morphology reflects evolutionary solutions to environmental constraints. In this experiment, students use this principle to predict the climate at their site. They collect and measure a set of...

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