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This website provides references for students about the importance of trees to people and the environment. It discusses the interactions between trees and other organisms, how trees provide for their food and water needs, and how people use and work with trees. A teacher's guide provides background information, project and activity ideas, evaluation questions, and extensions that correspond with each ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Ecology, Forestry
 
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This site contains vegetation maps for regions across the world. The maps are categorized by continent or region and then broken down into country and some are broken into sections within a particular country. Some maps are created from Geographic Information Systems (GIS) while some are vegetation indices as calculated from remotely sensed data. Some are the result of vegetation analyses or inventories ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Illustration - artistic, Illustration - scientific, Map, Photograph, Visualization - scientific, Clearinghouse, In-situ dataset
Subject: Biology, Climatology, Ecology, Environmental science, Forestry
 
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This resource provides a graph of monthly average carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations in ppmv (part per million by volume) versus time in years (1958 to 2000) at the Mauna Loa Observatory, Hawaii. This is a classic Earth science figure that illustrates the "breathing of the planet." The overall upward trend in CO2 concentrations since the 1950's is shown. The yearly cycle of C02 is shown in the yearly ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: In-situ dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Environmental science, Forestry
 
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This is a tree species distribution atlas. It contains information for 80 species in the eastern half of the United States (east of the 100th meridian). The site contains distribution maps and tables for different climate change scenarios, life-history and disturbance attributes, ecological attributes, forest type maps, sorted lists of species importance values (by state and county) for different ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Map, Index / Bibliography, In-situ dataset, Modeled dataset
Subject: Climatology, Ecology, Environmental science, Forestry
 
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Lands in Transition is an exercise that educates users about the history of land use in the Lake Tahoe Basin, the forests that occur there, the role of fire in those forests, and the complex decisions associated with managing lands in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Combining historic photos, modern field data, interactive maps, and online quizzes, this resource is both substantial and engaging. The case study ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Case study, Illustration - scientific, Photograph, Video
Subject: Forestry, Human geography, Physical geography, Policy issues
 
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The objectives of this lesson plan are twofold: to have students understand the benefits and problems associated with fire and to understand the role that fire plays in maintaining healthy ecosystems. Emphasis throughout the lesson plan is placed on manager-ignited prescribed burns and natural fires, and their relevance and importance to various types of fire-adapted ecosystems such as chaparral, ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan, Project, Glossary
Subject: Ecology, Forestry, Natural hazards, Policy issues
 
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Forest fires, brush fires, and slash and burn agriculture are a significant force for environmental change. Remote sensing of fires, smoke and burn scars allows for improved detection of fire characteristics as well as their short- and long-term effects on ecosystems. This site from NASA's Earth Observatory discusses the importance of fires, trace gases emissions, aerosol emissions, and NASA and NOAA ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Case study, Ref. material, In-situ dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Forestry, Natural hazards
 
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Yellowstone Fires belongs to a series of online modules entitled Exploring the Environment. Emphasizing an integrated approach to environmental earth science through problem-based learning, the module asks students to assume the role of environmental biologist, and help several government agencies resolve the debate surrounding "let it burn" policies in national parks. The government agencies would ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Case study, Guide for instructor, Problem set, Imagery - remotely sensed, Glossary
Subject: Ecology, Environmental science, Forestry, Policy issues
 
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Forests.org, Inc. works to end deforestation, preserve old-growth forests, conserve and sustainably manage other forests, maintain climatic systems, and commence the age of ecological restoration. Their website contains news articles, including international coverage, and resources on forest ecology, destruction, and protection. This is a site for activists. Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Non-profit portal
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Forestry, Policy issues
 
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This website provides, in full, a chapter excerpted from the book entitled "Ecosystem Management: Applications for Sustainable Forest and Wildlife Resources" edited by M.S. Boyce and A. Haney, 1997. The hierarchical framework is a regionalization classification and mapping system for stratifying the Earth into progressively smaller areas of increasingly uniform ecological potentials. Ecological types ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Book - text
Subject: Ecology, Forestry, Physical geography
 
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