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  • PlantEdDL - Aerial view of forest fire in pine forest in the Everglades National Park.
    Concepts Communities Spatial and temporal dynamics Ecological Core Concepts Communities Life science discipline subject Ecology Keywords fire forest burn burning disturbance La Nina El Nino climate Key taxa pine 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 photograph could be used to illustrate fire as a natural disturbance that is important in maintaining

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  • PlantEdDL - Aerial view of the eastern border of the Parque Nacional Soberania in central Panama following a fire.
    and are visible in the upper right of the photograph This photograph originally appeared on the cover of Ecological Applications 17 5 in July of 2007 Format jpeg Primary or BEN resource type Photograph Discipline Specific Core Concepts Ecological Core Concepts Communities Disturbance assembly and succession Ecological Core Concepts Communities Life science discipline subject Ecology Keywords fire disturbance forest grass invasive species park Key taxa Saccharum spontaneum Audience Undergraduate upper

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    opuntiae visits an extrafloral nectary of a fishhook barrel cactus Ferocactus wislizeni In many mutualistic species interactions a suite of species in one guild exchanges More Info An intertidal community off South Diablo Point in central California The intertidal community off South Diablo Point in central California was impacted by a thermal discharge from a power generation station into Diablo Cove Diablo Rock is visible in the background of More Info An oblique aerial view of the Mullica River showing an invasive reed Phragmites australis and two species of native grasses Spartina spp In this oblique aerial view of Hog Island in the Mullica River a common reed Phragmites australis in green is visible P australis was first observed spreading rapidly on upper Hog Island in More Info Comparing the Influence of Precipitation Fire and Topography on Plant Productivity in the Tallgrass Prairie This Data Set allows students to use long term data from Konza to explore the relationships between multiple characteristics of a tallgrass prairie ecosystem and the productivity of prairie plants More Info Comparisons of Mycorrhizal Properties from Two Host Tree Species In this lab experiment students learn about ectomycorrhizal ECM fungal properties associated with two host tree species to better under understand symbioses in general and gain experience using More Info Ecology of Disturbance In this Issue students will examine published data that address the ecological consequences of environmental disturbance Disturbance is a useful topic in the teaching of ecology and about disputes More Info Ecology of Habitat Contrasts An Example from the Holyoke Range MA This Experiment introduces students to a local ecosystem and what ecologists do observe and describe patterns in organisms and then attempt to explain why those patterns exist In the example used More Info http tiee esa org vol v1 experiments holyoke

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    basic concepts of a hydrologic cycle a water budget How much water is there Where it is and how does it move For example how does land use effect the More Info Hubbard Brook Streamflow Response to Deforestation This teaching activity explores what the short and long term effects of a whole watershed deforestation experiment are on streamflow Students can use an MS Excel file or hard copy of data to graph More Info Human Alteration of the Global Nitrogen Cycle In this Issue students explore large scale anthropogenic changes to the nitrogen cycle by examining studies that document anthropogenic inputs of nitrogen globally the export of nitrogen from More Info Issues in Ecology Issue 01 Human Alteration of the Global Nitrogen Cycle Causes and Consequences This report presents an overview of how humans have altered the global nitrogen cycle An introduction to the nitrogen cycle is provided as well as human induced nitrogen fixation and its impact on More Info http ecoed esa org index php P AdvancedSearch Q Y F1 22Is Issues in Ecology Issue 03 Non Point Pollution of Surface Waters This report addresses pollution of aquatic ecosystems that originate from multiple unidentified sources or non point sources Non point sources of phosphorus and nitrogen are of concern as they More Info http ecoed esa org index php P AdvancedSearch Q Y F1 22Is Issues in Ecology Issue 07 Nutrient Pollution of Coastal Rivers Bays and Seas This report addresses coastal ecosystem degradation as a consequence of human driven increases in nutrients such as Nitrogen and Phosphorus Effects on ecological communities such as algal blooms More Info http www esa org ecoed index php P AdvancedSearch Q Y F1 Issues in Ecology Issue 12 Impacts of Atmospheric Pollution on Aquatic Ecosystems This report discusses the three primary

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    color and has not yet hardened Every 13 or 17 years periodical cicadas More Info Issues In Ecology Issue 13 A Synthesis of the Science on Forests and Carbon for U S Forests Forests play an important role in the U S and global carbon cycle and carbon sequestered by U S forest growth and harvested wood products currently offsets 12 19 of U S fossil fuel emissions More Info http www esa org ecoed index php P AdvancedSearch Q Y F1 Issues in Ecology Issue 13 Active Teaching on Carbon Dynamics in Ecosystems All ecology texts include figures showing carbon cycles of various types terrestrial marine global etc However education research shows that introductory level students both college and high More Info http ecoed esa org index php P AdvancedSearch Q Y F1 22Is Life Under Your Feet Measuring Soil Invertebrate Diversity This Experiment students collect soil samples to test hypotheses about the diversity of invertebrates in soil in different places or under different conditions Students generate their own More Info Pathways to Scientific Teaching Chapter 7c of 7 Designing research to investigate student learning The call for evidence based research in education has accelerated in recent years accompanied

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    omnivores with a wide range of potential prey and an More Info An Arctic fox Alopex lagopus captures a Least Auklet Aethia pusilla in the Aleutian Islands During the 100 150 years since they were introduced to the Aleutian Islands the Arctic fox Alopex lagopus and Norway rat Rattus norvegicus have extirpated native seabirds from most of the More Info An in class role playing activity to foster discussion and deeper understanding of biodiversity and ecological webs In a general sense biodiversity is an intuitively simple concept referring to the variety of Earth s organisms Ecologists however conceptualize biodiversity in a more nuanced multidimensional More Info Effects of multiple invasive species in experimental aquatic communities In this exercise students first work in small groups to collect background information on what mosquitofish and bullfrogs consume and then modify a food web based on that knowledge Students then More Info Enhancing science teachers understanding of ecosystem interactions with qualitative conceptual models The project described in this article explores how a series of conceptual ecological models can be used to portray the improvement in ecological understanding over the span of a short course The More Info Issues in Ecology Issue 04 Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning In this report biodiversity and its relevance to the ecosystems that support humanity is discussed Ecosystem functioning is defined as the collective activities of all biota within an ecosystem More Info http ecoed esa org index php P AdvancedSearch Q Y F1 22Is Issues in Ecology Issue 05 Biotic Invasions This report is an introduction to exotic species invasions An exotic species becomes invasive when it proliferates unchecked across the region in which it was introduced The transformation from More Info http www esa org ecoed index php P AdvancedSearch Q Y F1 Long term Response of an

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  • PlantEdDL - A periodical cicada (Magicicada sp.) molts on the side of a tree after emerging from underground.
    congregate in trees where they sing and mate lay eggs and die Densities of adult cicadas aboveground during the mass emergence can become higher than 300 individuals per square meter Because such a large number of cicadas are available as prey over a short period of time a resource pulse cicada predators become satiated Most cicadas die without being eaten and fall as detritus from the trees onto the soil or water underneath A recent study found that this allochthonous subsidy moving from one ecosystem to another of cicada detritus can affect the dynamics and stability of food webs in aquatic woodland ecosystems This photograph originally appeared on the cover of Ecology 88 9 in September of 2007 Format jpeg Primary or BEN resource type Photograph Discipline Specific Core Concepts Ecological Core Concepts Populations Life history traits and reproduction Ecological Core Concepts Populations Ecological Core Concepts Ecosystems Decomposition Ecological Core Concepts Ecosystems Life science discipline subject Ecology Keywords periodical cicada cicada Brood X allochthonous subsidy pulse insect detritus molt Key taxa periodical cicada Magicicada 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 photograph

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