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This website provides summary and contact information for the Urban Wetlands research group at Oregon State University. This project will establish partnerships among public agencies, educators, and interdisciplinary teams of scientists from three regions of the US to summarize the state of our knowledge of wetlands in the urban landscape, and propose directions for future research. A product of this ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Abstract / Summary
Subject: Ecology, Hydrology
 
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This site provides a summary of an on-going ecological biocomplexity research project that began in the mid-1970's. Coined the "Portal Project," because of its location near the southeastern Arizona town of Portal, research has been conducted on 24 plots for over 20 years. This research primarily focuses on the interactions of ants, rodents, and desert plant species. The summary provided on this website ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Abstract / Summary
Subject: Biology, Ecology
 
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The Center for the Study of Institutions, Population and Environmental Change (CIPEC) is involved in a variety of demographic, geographic, and land use research efforts. The biocomplexity project concentrates on using several types of mathematical modeling to inventory and predict land use / land cover patterns. The goal of this research is to compare the strengths, weaknesses, and unique advantages ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Abstract / Summary
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Human geography, Physical geography, Mathematics
 
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This website is an adaptation of Bloom's taxonomy of learning. Benjamin Bloom created this taxonomy in 1956 for categorizing the levels of comprehension that commonly occur in educational settings. This website features a table which clearly presents each category with definitions and cues/examples of behavior that expresses mastery of that level. The categories are hierarchical from least to most ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Abstract / Summary
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This site presents a brief definition of scaffolding and example of its usefulness in media education. Published by the Media Awareness Network, the summary was adapted from a posting to their listserv by educator Bakari Chavanu. He defines scaffolding as developing a unit of study through a set sequence of four steps, which are listed. He also provides an example of how the steps of scaffolding would ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Abstract / Summary
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This USGS fact sheet summarizes the occurrence of Balkan Endemic Nephropathy, a serious kidney disease that occurs only in tributary valleys of the Danube River in Romania, Bulgaria, and the former Yugoslavia. There is a close correspondence between the location of affected villages and the occurrence of local coal deposits. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Abstract / Summary
Subject: Biology, Environmental science, Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This is the homepage for the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS). NCEAS sponsors a variety of ecological research projects and more than 250 of these are listed under the Research Projects section. There are also publications of past research projects listed under the Project Results section. Users of this site can browse or perform keyword searches of these project lists. ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Abstract / Summary, Search engine
Subject: Ecology, Environmental science
 
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Evolutionary and Ecological Functional Genomics (EEFG) refers to research regarding genetic variations in order to better understand the functional significance of genetic changes in natural environments and how this may affect the evolutionary processes. These studies include investigators who try to combine evolution, ecology, functional analysis (physiology, biochemistry, neurobiology, endocrinology, ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Index / Bibliography, Abstract / Summary
Subject: Biology
 
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This is the homepage of the Center for Nonlinear Dynamics at the University of Texas. The research efforts of this organization concentrate on complex dynamics, chaos, and pattern formation in a variety of natural and synthesized environments. Some examples of problems currently being examined include instabilities at fluid interfaces, spatial patterns and shock waves in granular flows, quantum chaos ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Abstract / Summary, Report
Subject: Biology, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Mathematics, Physics
 
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This site presents the National Science Foundation's funding initiative for biocomplexity research. This research program is a multi-year investment designed to promote new approaches to investigating the interactivity of biota and the environment. The site contains descriptions of current competitions for research funding, with complete program descriptions and application deadlines. There is also ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Abstract / Summary, Policy / Procedure
Subject: Biology, Climatology, Environmental science, Human geography, Policy issues
 
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