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  • PlantEdDL - Getting the Messages of Ecology Across to Undergraduates
    Format pdf Primary or BEN resource type Assignment activity non laboratory Discipline Specific Core Concepts Ecological Core Concepts Human impacts Climate change Ecological Core Concepts Human impacts Ecological Core Concepts Ecosystems Life science discipline subject Ecology Keywords ecosystem global warming climate change carbon dioxide ecology 101 Audience Undergraduate upper division 15 16 Intended End User Role Teacher Language English Educational Language English Pedagogical Use Description This should be used as

    Original URL path: http://planted.botany.org/index.php?P=FullRecord&ID=92&ReturnText=Search+Results&ReturnTo=index.php%3FP%3DAdvancedSearch%26Q%3DY%26G23%3D66%26RP%3D5%26SF%3D1%26SD%3D%26SR%3D15 (2016-02-01)
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  • PlantEdDL - How Many Students Know, How Many Species are on Earth?
    Core Concepts Communities Species composition abundance and diversity Ecological Core Concepts Communities Life science discipline subject Ecology Keywords species diversity biodiversity ecology 101 Audience Undergraduate upper division 15 16 Undergraduate lower division 13 14 Intended End User Role Teacher Language English Educational Language English Pedagogical Use Description This should be used as an activity for an introductory level ecology course Primary Author Controlled Name Wendy Roberts Primary Author Affiliation University

    Original URL path: http://planted.botany.org/index.php?P=FullRecord&ID=101&ReturnText=Search+Results&ReturnTo=index.php%3FP%3DAdvancedSearch%26Q%3DY%26G23%3D66%26RP%3D5%26SF%3D1%26SD%3D%26SR%3D15 (2016-02-01)
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  • PlantEdDL - Human Alteration of the Global Nitrogen Cycle
    Core Concepts Ecosystems Life science discipline subject Ecology 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 Audience Undergraduate upper division 15 16 Undergraduate lower division 13 14 Intended End User Role Teacher Language English Educational Language English Pedagogical Use Description This should be used as a guide for teachers

    Original URL path: http://planted.botany.org/index.php?P=FullRecord&ID=268&ReturnText=Search+Results&ReturnTo=index.php%3FP%3DAdvancedSearch%26Q%3DY%26G23%3D66%26RP%3D5%26SF%3D1%26SD%3D%26SR%3D15 (2016-02-01)
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  • PlantEdDL - Search Results
    esa org index php P AdvancedSearch Q Y FK 22Pa Pathways to Scientific Teaching Chapter 4a of 7 Collaborative learning a jigsaw Reading and understanding primary research literature is a challenge for students as they can be intimidated by scientific jargon and the unfamiliar style of scientific prose Epstein 1972 White More Info http ecoed esa org index php P AdvancedSearch Q Y FK 22Pa Pathways to Scientific Teaching Chapter 5a of 7 Novel assessments detecting success in student learning This article illustrates how multiple methods can be used to assess student understanding of the novel weapons hypothesis presented in the Callaway and Ridenour review of theories regarding More Info http ecoed esa org index php P AdvancedSearch Q Y FK 22Pa Pathways to Scientific Teaching Chapter 5b of 7 Learning through peer assessment Ecological succession is driven by disturbance both natural and human induced and change occurs at multiple scales both temporal and spatial Understanding the mechanisms involved in succession More Info http ecoed esa org index php P AdvancedSearch Q Y FK 22Pa Pathways to Scientific Teaching Chapter 5c of 7 Unleashing problem solvers from assessment to designing research Can transgenes be kept on a leash ask Marvier

    Original URL path: http://planted.botany.org/index.php?P=AdvancedSearch&Q=Y&G23=66&RP=5&SF=1&SD=&SR=45 (2016-02-01)
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  • PlantEdDL - Search Results
    form a hypothesis on how cheatgrass alters fire behaviors Students will analyze data and answer questions based on their interpretation of More Info Using a cascading food web case study to assess the ecological and economic impacts of management decisions As informed citizens students should be able to understand and interpret the value of a working ecosystem and the cascading implications of disturbances We use a case study to introduce students to More Info Using Writing to Teach Science and Policy Aspects of Drought and Water Ecosystem Services in the Sacramento San Joaquin Delta California USA Students learn how drought affects aquatic ecosystem services such as freshwater provision and habitat preservation by critically analyzing the current problems in the Sacramento San Joaquin Delta More Info What Are the Ecological Impacts of Plant Biotechnology Biotechnology is viewed by many scientists and the public as a solution to a potential food supply crisis in the coming decades however debates about the use ethics and the effectiveness of More Info What are the Impacts of Introduced Species In this Issue students will examine published data that address the ecological consequences of introduced species Activities engage students in data analysis and hypothesis testing and

    Original URL path: http://planted.botany.org/index.php?P=AdvancedSearch&Q=Y&G23=66&RP=5&SR=55&SF=1&SD= (2016-02-01)
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  • PlantEdDL - What does agriculture have to do with climate change?
    particular agricultural activities contribute substantial amounts of greenhouse gases including more methane and nitrous oxide than any other human activity For example Duxbury 1994 estimated that agriculture contributes 25 65 and 90 of all anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide CO2 methane CH4 and nitrous oxide N2O respectively Format html Primary or BEN resource type Assignment activity non laboratory Discipline Specific Core Concepts Ecological Core Concepts Human impacts Climate change Ecological Core Concepts Human impacts Agriculture and resource harvesting Life science discipline subject Ecology Keywords climate change agriculture TIEE greenhouse gases carbon cycle fertilizer organic agriculture no till carbon sources carbon sinks Audience Undergraduate upper division 15 16 Undergraduate lower division 13 14 Intended End User Role Teacher Language English Educational Language English Pedagogical Use Description In this activity students investigate three sources of greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and how different cropping methods including no till organic and perennialization affect global warming potential In addition students will discuss potential trade offs that limit the broad application of these practices and identify tactics that may aid in the reduction of global warming potential from agriculture The PDFs of several articles are included as resources with this Figure Set Primary Author Controlled

    Original URL path: http://planted.botany.org/index.php?P=FullRecord&ID=325&ReturnText=Search+Results&ReturnTo=index.php%3FP%3DAdvancedSearch%26Q%3DY%26G23%3D66%26RP%3D5%26SF%3D1%26SD%3D%26SR%3D60 (2016-02-01)
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  • PlantEdDL - What's Killing the Coral Reefs and Seagrasses?
    Core Concepts Human impacts Biodiversity loss Ecological Core Concepts Human impacts Alteration of biogeochemical cycles Ecological Core Concepts Human impacts Life science discipline subject Ecology Keywords coral reef seagrass species diversity nitrogen limitation shading eutrophication anoxia Audience Undergraduate upper division 15 16 Undergraduate lower division 13 14 Intended End User Role Teacher Language English Educational Language English Pedagogical Use Description This should be used as a guide for teachers to

    Original URL path: http://planted.botany.org/index.php?P=FullRecord&ID=265&ReturnText=Search+Results&ReturnTo=index.php%3FP%3DAdvancedSearch%26Q%3DY%26G23%3D66%26RP%3D5%26SF%3D1%26SD%3D%26SR%3D60 (2016-02-01)
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  • PlantEdDL - When Biocontrol Isn’t Effective: Making Predictions and Understanding Consequences
    the likely success of biological control and how much damage the control agent must inflict on an invasive species in order to significantly reduce its rate of population growth Format html Primary or BEN resource type Assignment activity non laboratory Discipline Specific Core Concepts Ecological Core Concepts Interspecific interactions Ecological Core Concepts Applied ecology Management Life science discipline subject Ecology Keywords biological control demography herbivory indirect effects invasive species matrix modeling population ecology plant tolerance trophic cascades TIEE Audience Undergraduate upper division 15 16 Undergraduate lower division 13 14 Intended End User Role Teacher Language English Educational Language English Pedagogical Use Description In this issue students can build on interpreting graphs and teaching each other to exploring how matrix models are used to predict potential effectiveness of biological control using an example from the literature This exercise allows them to integrate research data into a computer program R which is freely available on the internet http cran r project org bin windows base hypothesize about and interpret their results teach other students and understand the application of the research Further they will learn about how trophic cascades can result in unintended consequences when scientists and communities decide to go forward

    Original URL path: http://planted.botany.org/index.php?P=FullRecord&ID=327&ReturnText=Search+Results&ReturnTo=index.php%3FP%3DAdvancedSearch%26Q%3DY%26G23%3D66%26RP%3D5%26SF%3D1%26SD%3D%26SR%3D60 (2016-02-01)
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