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Vision & Change (for higher education) -- Pathways and transformations of energy and matter

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View Resource 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 ability to make and defend valid estimations.

 

Publisher: EcoEd Digital Library

View Resource 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 soil sampling and mycorrhizal field methods. Students will learn in more depth about terms and concepts related to symbioses (e.g. mutualisms, coevolution, host specificity) and about specific...

 

Publisher: EcoEd Digital Library

View Resource Life Cycle Analysis and Assessment of Crop Production Methods

Students use their ecological knowledge of soil processes, energy, water systems, and human interactions to compare the environmental impact of food production. Each group of 3-4 students develop life cycle analyses (LCA) for a single crop grown under different scenarios. As individuals, students are responsible for developing two LCA for that crop, and then together in their groups, they compile...

 

Publisher: EcoEd Digital Library