Conservation and Bio-Diversity
Dr. Richard Field research interests lie in conservation, biodiversity and the forces that structure ecological communities.
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Tropical Ecology and Conservation
This seminar plus field work in Costa Rica is designed to give students with an in-depth understanding of tropical ecology and conservation biology. More specifically it provides students the opportunity to (1) read the original literature, (2) give oral presentations, (3) design and write a research proposal, and (4) gain hands-on research experience in Costa Rica. Here are what the students say are the highlights of the course: 1. Learning how to write a proposal and executing that project. 2.
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Conservation Biology
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Biodiversity Counts
This extensive collection of activities from the American Museum of Natural History offers middle school students an exciting and creative context for involving students in the scientific process while introducing them to the rich diversity and beauty of their local ecosystem. Lesson plans, Web-based interactive activities, useful Web links, profiles of AMNH scientists and staff, and other features help students inventory and analyze the plants and arthropods found in their own neighborhoods. Al
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Cofrin Arboretum Center for Biodiversity: Phenology
Gary Fewless, Herbarium Curator at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Cofrin Arboretum Center for Biodiversity, presents this online set of phenological data tables for the Great Lakes region. With records available for every month beginning February 2000, this Web site will ultimately provide "a long-term data base of regional phenology for scientists, educators, and nature lovers," with particular application to ecological and climate change research. Visitors are encouraged to submit their
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5.1 - Memory Conservation
This module explains the different kinds of memory, some common memory organizations, and the basics of conserving memory.
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3D Digital View of Los Amigos Conservation Area
This scene provides a view of the terrace where the station sits (red diamond). DEM-generation from Aster images is not perfect, and due to error caused by reflectance patterns, some portions of the river appear to be waterfalls. There are no waterfalls along this portion of the Madre de Dios. Note the high banks between Madre de Dios and the Los Amigos River. The Aguaje palm swamp sits between the high terrace and the floodplain. Just below the Aguaje palm swamp in this scene you can see light
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3D Digital View of Los Amigos Conservation Area
This scene provides a reverse view of the Los Amigos watershed.
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3D Digital View of Los Amigos Conservation Area
The availability of the Digital Elevation Model now allows for a carefully directed research design for sampling biotic and abiotic diversity. With an emphasis on plant diversity, the Los Amigos Botany team, consisting of an international group of Ph.D. scientists, graduate students, undergraduate students, and local field collaborators, will run landscape-scale transects that traverse a diversity of habitats.
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3D Digital View of Los Amigos Conservation Area
At higher magnifications, the DEM-Landsat combination instill a sense of realism. Here you are viewing down the valley of the Los Amigos River (2) and across the dissected landscape on either side.
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3D Digital View of Los Amigos Conservation Area
Another view of the Los Amigos landscape, from the Madre de Dios River to the Los Amigos and Amiguillos rivers. Another zone dominated by Aguaje palms can be seen in this scene. Notice the light cloud cover that hangs over the Madre de Dios basin.
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3D Digital View of Los Amigos Conservation Area
An overlay of the Landsat TM 2000 image on the DEM creates a most striking birds-eye view of the Los Amigos landscape. Here you view down the valley of the Los Amigos River and the smaller watershed of the Amiguillos. The biological station sits on a high terrace near the mouth of the Los Amigos River, overlooking the Madre de Dios basin.
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3D Digital View of Los Amigos Conservation Area
A three-dimensional view across the landscape, showing the Amiguillos River and one of its tributaries.
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Conservation of Angular Momentum
Angular momentum is constant when there is no net torque. This video, which is suitable for high school students, starts with a black screen because the instructor, in his conversational tone, uses it as a 'chalkboard.' Instructor uses different colors for clarification. Run time 10:12.
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Biodiversity Decline
Species are being lost at a rapid rate in rainforests and coral reefs. Yet many species still have not been discovered. Tropical scientists struggle to keep ahead of the bulldozers as they work to understand this complex ecosystem. And an ocean biologist predicts the death of life and the "rise of slime" in the sea. How can we protect the biodiversity of these vulnerable
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Chemical Changes and Conservation of Matter
Where does the weight go when we “lose weight”? What happens when iron rusts? Why are exploding stars able to turn other elements into gold when the alchemists w
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Physical Changes and Conservation of Matter
The video opens with children in the Science Studio observing a common magic trick in which matter seems to disappear. As they try to follow the button that vanishes from their field of vision, the Author(s): No creator set

How to Calculate a Biodiversity Index
This brief online article show students how to use a formula called the biodiversity index to describe the amount of species diversity in a given area. The article starts with an explanation of why an environment with a single species of adapted plants is more at risk. Two sample calculations are given along with the formula, illustrating how the formula can be applied to a carrot patch or a forest area.
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What's the Big Idea? Biodiversity
This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they are introduced to biodiversity on our planet. The online slide show covers:the three kinds of biodiversity on Earth -- genes, species, and ecosystems; just how interconnected an ecosystem is;why biodiversity is so important to our planet; the fact that extinction is forever, and how the U.S. Endangered Species Act works to protect endangered species;the ways our actions are
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Make Your Own Biodiversity Stationery
These OLogy stationery files give kids a great way to personally address biodiversity. The letterheads, provided as downloadable PDFs, feature colorful looks at:extinct animals (Caribbean monk seal, Carolina parakeet, woolly mammoth, and Tasmanian wolf) a thriving desert habitat arthropods (argiope spider, luna moth, emperor scorpion, horseshoe crab, and milkweed bug)
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