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Ecological Core Concepts -- The science of ecology

Discipline Specific Core Concepts Classifications
History of ecology (3)
Research tools, technology, and innovations (19)
Scientific method and experimental design (31)
Statistical analysis (23)

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View Resource Where Does Water Go When it Rains?

This short film includes interviews with water researchers and presents basic concepts of hydrologic cycle. Understanding where water goes is important for understanding the environmental effects of many of our activities, from land development to fertilizer use or how will harvesting trees change the likelihood of flooding or landslides.

 

Publisher: EcoEd Digital Library

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0ZhEHW_mzY
View Resource Extreme droughts in the southeast- How do we sustain ecosystem services?

Predicted increased variability in rainfall together with the effects of fast-growing population centers, hydropower development, and irrigated agriculture will likely continue to alter landscape and biotic diversity of freshwater ecosystems in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin in Alabama, Georgia and Florida. Adaptations to these climatic changes among water users provide...

 

Publisher: EcoEd Digital Library

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7Qmv1vUU04
View Resource Lake levels and drought indices in northern Wisconsin: data, graphs, and photographs.

These materials include 25-year records of lake levels in 7 lakes in Northern Wisconsin, Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI) and precipitation; graphs illustrating changes in lake levels over time; photographs of drought conditions in these lakes; supporting text and a list of related scientific articles. Materials (see Associated files) could be used to illustrate two different ecological...

 

Publisher: EcoEd Digital Library

View Resource Obtaining sediment core from Windy Lake in British Columbia

This photograph shows scientists obtaining sediment core, which is useful in studying changes in forest composition, the frequency of forest fires, and climate change over the past 10,000 years. Pollen charcoal, and chemistry of lake sediments are used for this work.

 

Publisher: EcoEd Digital Library

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View Resource The TIEE Research Practitioners Project: Faculty Investigating Active Teaching and Student Learning

This article published in Volume 5 of TIEE describes the TIEE Research Practitioners Project. For the project, fifteen ecology, environmental science, and biology faculty conducted research on the effectiveness of student-active teaching methods in their classrooms, with the goal of improving their teaching practice in a manner that would be recognized as scholarly work. The article...

 

Publisher: EcoEd Digital Library

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