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This site provides links to USGS information about mercury sources, cycling and toxicity in the environment. The site features announcements about upcoming workshops and activities, fact sheets and reports, fish consumption advisories, and links to other programs and agencies working on the issue of mercury in the environment. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This site provides a brief overview of mercury cycling in the environment. Text is accompanied by useful diagrams that depict the health effects of mercury on the human body, the accumulation of mercury in an organism through biomagnification, and mercury cycling pathways in the environment. The site is also available as four separate PDF documents that have a more user-friendly layout. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Map, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This site is a bibliographic index compiled by scientists from the University of Minnesota and contains approximately 4000 references on various aspects of biodiversity and conservation. The bibliography uses Procite bibliographic software, which allows web-users to conduct searches using a general word search in all indexed fields (such as author and year) on the initial search page. Users can also ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Index / Bibliography
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Human geography, Policy issues, Technology
 
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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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The New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI) is an independent educational and research institution dedicated to advancing the study of complex systems. New concepts and methodologies regarding these systems are affecting all fields of science and engineering, and are being applied to technology, business and even social policy. This website provides information at various comprehension levels ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Index / Bibliography, Abstract / Summary, Report
Subject: Ecology, Educational theory and practice, Environmental science, Human geography, Mathematics, Physics
 
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The Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences is an international forum bringing together researchers, theoreticians, and practitioners interested in applying dynamical systems theory, far-from-equilibrium thermodynamics, self-organization, neural nets, fractals cellular automata, and related forms of chaos, catastrophes, bifurcations, nonlinear dynamics, and complexity theories to ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Tutorial, Index / Bibliography, Report, In-situ dataset
Subject: Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Environmental science, Mathematics, Physics, Technology
 
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The goal of this biocomplexity research project is to investigate the functional relationship between complexity in microbial communities and the biogeochemical cycles of natural ecosystems. The study includes sites in the Chesapeake Bay, the Choptank River, and the open ocean of the Sargasso Sea. The research will characterize the physical and chemical complexity of these systems in terms of chemical ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article, Abstract / Summary, In-situ dataset
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Geochemistry, Hydrology, Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography
 
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This site features seven PBS programs from around the world that explore the delicate relationship between humans and the natural environment, and the necessity of achieving a balance between the two. Programs contain both text and video, as well as links to other information sources. In addition to the seven programs, the site also features a photo gallery, definitions and information about global ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Photograph, Video, Ref. material, Sound, Email lists
Subject: Agricultural science, Ecology, Environmental science, Human geography, Hydrology, Natural hazards, Policy issues
 
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The Center for Global Change Science (CGCS) at MIT was established to address long-standing scientific problems regarding changes in the global environment. The initial objectives of this research are focused on five fundamental processes in the global climate machine: 1) convection, atmospheric water vapor and cloud formation, 2) oceans and ocean-atmosphere coupling, 3) land surface hydrology, 4) ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Abstract / Summary, Report
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Ecology, Environmental science, Geophysics, Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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This glossary is a compilation of hydrologic terms previously defined in published USGS reports. Full description.
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Resource type: Glossary
Subject: Biology, Chemistry, Climatology, Ecology, Forestry, Physical geography, Geology, Hydrology
 
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