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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, taxonomic keying out, natural history classifications, landscape classifications, statistical analyses, and a literature review. Each laboratory session will be geared towards one or several of these aspects, with groups of five students working together. Biological inventories and field measurements will take place outdoors, while the remaining aspects take place in the laboratory.
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Keywords alien species,biodiversity,bird community,exotic species,human impacts,intermediate disturbance hypothesis,invasive species,productivity,Shannon Diversity Index,species diversity,urban spraw
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Primary Author Affiliation Department of Natural Resources
and Environmental Management
University of Hawai‗i at Mānoa
Honolulu, HI 9682
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Rights TIEE, Volume 6 © 2009 - Christopher A. Lepczyk and the Ecological Society of America - Copyright Statement
Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology (TIEE) is a project of the Education and Human Resources Committee of the Ecological Society of America.
This page was originally published on 23 February 2009 and was last revised 23 February 2009.
Date Of Record Submission 2011-03-14

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