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  • PlantEdDL - Issues in Ecology, Issue 03: Non Point Pollution of Surface Waters
    series of reports designed to present major ecological issues in an easy to read manner This Issue summarizes the consensus of a panel of scientific experts based on the information that was current and available at the time of its publication in 1998 Format pdf Resource Group This resource is part of ESA s Issues in Ecology series Resource Group Link http ecoed esa org index php P AdvancedSearch Q Y F1 22Issues in E Primary or BEN resource type Report Secondary resource type Assignment activity non laboratory Discipline Specific Core Concepts Ecological Core Concepts Human impacts Alteration of biogeochemical cycles Ecological Core Concepts Human impacts Ecological Core Concepts Ecosystems Biogeochemical cycling Ecological Core Concepts Ecosystems Life science discipline subject Ecology Keywords Eutrophication Remediation Nonpoint pollution Non point source Aquatic ecosystems Runoff Atmospheric deposition Thresholds Water report 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 report can be used for general information classroom reading and discussion and as a springboard for more information research The report illustrates applications of ecology as it relates to our society and environment Primary Author Controlled Name Stephen

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    produce life tables survivorship curves and histograms using a data workflow system called More Info The Sustainable Use of Fisheries The Evolution of Sustainable Use is a flash based game that allows multiple players to simultaneously exploit a model fishery The game presents a fishery as a metaphor for any communally exploited More Info Sustainable Biofuels from Forests Meeting the Challenge This report examines how forest products could be used as biofuel and the availability of these products To study the sustainability of this bioenergy source this report reviews some of the forest More Info http ecoed esa org index php P AdvancedSearch Q Y F46 22E Patterns and process in Landscape Ecology Physical template biotic interactions and disturbance regime Ecological processes and patterns interact at various scales across landscapes Spatially explicit consideration of pattern and process can better inform ecological questions This Figure Set More Info Pathways to Scientific Teaching Chapter 6b of 7 Unraveling complexity building an understanding of Everglades restoration Understanding the complexity of ecosystems at all scales macro to micro is challenging for students and scientists to unravel Sklar and colleagues present the engaging problem of the More Info http ecoed esa org index php P

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  • PlantEdDL - Search Results
    many questions remain about how to produce biofuels More Info http www esa org ecoed index php P AdvancedSearch Q Y F1 Issues in Ecology Issue 18 Climate Change and U S Natural Resources Advancing the Nation s Capability to Adapt Climate change is affecting land water and biodiversity in a variety of ways While managing ecosystems and resources by relying on an expected set of climate conditions may have worked in the past More Info http www esa org ecoed index php P AdvancedSearch Q Y F1 Order Up Ecological Succession at Table Rock State Park in Pickens South Carolina Students are given photos of different phases of ecological succession that are from Table Rock State Park in Pickens South Carolina Using their knowledge of ecological succession students arrange More Info Patterns and process in Landscape Ecology Physical template biotic interactions and disturbance regime Ecological processes and patterns interact at various scales across landscapes Spatially explicit consideration of pattern and process can better inform ecological questions This Figure Set More Info Performing a population viability analysis from data students collect on a local plant During two lab periods students collect demographic data on perennial plants and then use these

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  • PlantEdDL - Search Results
    During a single lab period students simulate colonization and drift in artificial communities to understand how these processes affect distributions of biodiversity in small versus large communities More Info 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 More Info

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  • PlantEdDL - How do pawpaws affect tree regeneration?
    key components of ecological research including transect and plot sampling paired designs statistical analysis and scientific writing Format doc Primary or BEN resource type Dataset Secondary resource type Field activity laboratory exercise General Biology Core Concepts Next Generation Science Standards for K 12 Ecosystems Ecosystem Dynamics Functioning and Resilience Vision Change for higher education Systems Living systems interconnected and interacting Discipline Specific Core Concepts Ecological Core Concepts Populations Density and distribution Ecological Core Concepts Interspecific interactions Competition Ecological Core Concepts Communities Species composition abundance and diversity Ecological Core Concepts Communities Life science discipline subject Botany Plant Science Ecology Keywords Competition conservation biology deer impacts forest ecology invasive species multispecies interactions plant ecology seedling growth species interactions correlation versus causation scientific writing Audience Grades 9 12 Undergraduate lower division 13 14 Intended End User Role Teacher Language English Educational Language English Pedagogical Use Description This activity is designed for use near the beginning of a general ecology course in an introductory course covering ecology or in a field ecology or natural history course that may be open to nonmajors It is intended for students with little to no background in ecology statistics or scientific writing Class size should be conducive to field work 10 25 Requires two 3 4 hour lab periods In the first lab period students collect data in the field at a forested site where a focal species e g pawpaw has the potential to affect tree regeneration This works best during the growing season In the second lab period in a classroom where students can bring or use computers they analyze data and prepare to write a lab report This activity could be used at any institution with lab sections small enough for field work 10 25 It is suitable for biology majors in early stages of

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  • PlantEdDL - How many species are there? Determining species richness
    in forests but could easily be adapted for other plant or animal communities TIEE Format doc Primary or BEN resource type Laboratory exercise Secondary resource type laboratory exercise General Biology Core Concepts Vision Change for higher education Systems Living systems interconnected and interacting Discipline Specific Core Concepts Ecological Core Concepts Communities Species composition abundance and diversity Ecological Core Concepts Landscapes and larger scales Biodiversity patterns at larger scales Ecological Core Concepts Populations Density and distribution Life science discipline subject Ecology Keywords Species diversity species richness biodiversity community ecology plant ecology forest ecology scale sample estimate TIEE Audience Undergraduate lower division 13 14 Undergraduate upper division 15 16 Intended End User Role Teacher Language English Educational Language English Pedagogical Use Description In the field students will learn to identify common trees Afterwards they will produce a short report that shows their calculations and resulting estimates of species richness and discusses the strengths and weaknesses of these estimates based on general principles and their own field observations SETTING This lab was originally designed for estimating species richness of eastern deciduous forest trees during the growing season It can be adapted easily to other taxa or environments with appropriate changes to sampling methods and materials COURSE CONTEXT This experiment has been used successfully in an upper level undergraduate and graduate ecology lab course A simplified version of this lab could also be utilized in lower level biology ecology or conservation courses We typically have four to six lab sections of 10 14 students each with each section split into teams of three or four students Data collected during the field portion of the exercise are pooled across all teams by the instructor and shared with the entire class through email or the class website Each student must analyze both the data collected by

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  • PlantEdDL - Investigating the footprint of climate change on phenology and ecological interactions in north-central North America
    use several data sets for this activity long term temperature records from the U S Historical Climatology Network USHCN Menne et al 2010 flowering phenology data from Calinger et al 2013 and pollinator arrival and emergence time data from Ledneva et al 2004 Format doc Primary or BEN resource type Laboratory exercise Secondary resource type Teaching strategies guidelines Lesson plan laboratory exercise Dataset Assessment exam with answer key General Biology Core Concepts Vision Change for higher education Systems Living systems interconnected and interacting Discipline Specific Core Concepts Ecological Core Concepts Interspecific interactions Mutualism symbiosis and commensalism Ecological Core Concepts Human impacts Climate change Life science discipline subject Ecology Keywords TIEE Climate change phenology pollinators trophic mismatch species diversity arrival time mutualism Audience Undergraduate upper division 15 16 Undergraduate lower division 13 14 Intended End User Role Teacher Language English Educational Language English Pedagogical Use Description Students will be able to Produce and analyze graphs of temperature change using large long term data sets Synthesis Analysis Develop methods for calculating species specific shifts in flowering time with temperature increase Synthesis Use these methods to calculate flowering shifts in six plant species Application Describe the ecological consequences of shifting plant and animal

    Original URL path: http://planted.botany.org/index.php?P=FullRecord&ID=539&ReturnText=Search+Results&ReturnTo=index.php%3FP%3DAdvancedSearch%26Q%3DY%26G125%3D321 (2016-02-01)
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  • PlantEdDL - Issues in Ecology, Issue 16: The Role of Landscape Connectivity in Planning and Implementing Conservation and Restoration Priorities
    clear that integrating human and natural landscape conservation planning to enhance habitat connectivity is essential for biodiversity conservation Format pdf Resource Group ESA s Issues in Ecology series Resource Group Link http www esa org ecoed index php P AdvancedSearch Q Y F1 22Issues Primary or BEN resource type Report Secondary resource type Assignment activity non laboratory General Biology Core Concepts Vision Change for higher education Systems Living systems interconnected and interacting Discipline Specific Core Concepts Ecological Core Concepts Applied ecology Management Ecological Core Concepts Applied ecology Conservation Ecological Core Concepts Human impacts Climate change Ecological Core Concepts Human impacts Habitat destruction Ecological Core Concepts Human impacts Biodiversity loss Ecological Core Concepts Landscapes and larger scales Ecological Core Concepts Landscapes and larger scales Biodiversity patterns at larger scales Ecological Core Concepts Landscapes and larger scales Spatial heterogeneity and connectivity Life science discipline subject Ecology Keywords Landscape connectivity Conservation Restoration 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 report can be used for general information classroom reading and discussion and as a springboard for more information research The report illustrates applications of ecology as

    Original URL path: http://planted.botany.org/index.php?P=FullRecord&ID=566&ReturnText=Search+Results&ReturnTo=index.php%3FP%3DAdvancedSearch%26Q%3DY%26G125%3D321 (2016-02-01)
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