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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 824234–240 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.4.234
Published: 01 April 2020
...Jennifer Schneiderhan-Opel; Franz X. Bogner The terms Anthropocene and Homogenocene are frequently used to describe our current epoch, which is characterized by strong human impacts on the environment. One defining feature of the Anthro- or Homogenocene is biodiversity loss – experts say we are...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 807501–519 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.7.501
Published: 01 September 2018
... student perception of learning, and that its broader integration with coursework could be a boon to regional and global efforts to document and conserve biodiversity. We conclude that the academic community is missing a tremendous opportunity to better engage future biologists and potential citizen...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 805359–364 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.5.359
Published: 01 May 2018
... data, and apply their findings to pertinent conservation issues. This four-day activity uses a simplified approach, called the meter stick random sampling method, to measure plant biodiversity of different local habitats. Time-efficient and not reliant on species identification, this method is designed...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 805346–352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.5.346
Published: 01 May 2018
...Carey R. Minteer; Melissa C. Smith; Ellen C. Lake; Eileen Pokorny Biodiversity encompasses the variety within and between species in an environment. Native communities host a diverse array of species and interactions among members. Invasions by non-native species reduce biodiversity and a...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 805397–400 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.5.397
Published: 01 May 2018
... . Journal of the General Philosophy of Science , 48 ( 1 ). doi: 10.1007/s10838-016-9336-x Daily, G. C. ( 1997 ). Nature's Services: Societal Dependence on Natural Ecosystems . Washington, DC : Island Press . Franco, J. L. de A. ( 2013 ). The concept of biodiversity and the history of...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 805372–378 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.5.372
Published: 01 May 2018
... interactive version of a biodiversity laboratory that explores Simpson's Diversity Index. Students are walked through sample calculations with a small data set, and then analyze a larger data set, which is presented as a set of interactive graphs and automatic calculations so that they can explore the data to...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 808619–624 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.8.619
Published: 01 October 2018
Includes: Supplementary data
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 789733–738 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.9.733
Published: 01 November 2016
... pressing environmental issues. I present a simple, problem-based learning activity that provides students a new approach to understanding two important topics in the environmental sciences – how biodiversity is distributed across landscapes and how habitat loss can affect this biodiversity. This activity...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 784293–299 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.4.293
Published: 01 April 2016
...Joel I. Cohen The importance of extant biodiversity, concerns regarding the rising Anthropocene extinction rates, and commitments made by signatories to biodiversity conventions each increase demands for timely data. However, as species and conservation indicators become more complex, the less...
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Overview of the learning module “FutureForest” – <b>biodiversity</b> education usi...
Published: 01 April 2020
Figure 1. Overview of the learning module “FutureForest” – biodiversity education using the example of the forest ecosystem. Figure 1. Overview of the learning module “FutureForest” – biodiversity education using the example of the forest ecosystem. More
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The American Biology Teacher. 2015; 775323–331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2015.77.5.2
Published: 01 May 2015
...-course project in which students from different disciplines specialize in parts of the project and collaborate in project design and data analysis. We provide instructions for use of “Bugs on Bugs” in active-learning courses, share experiences in which a biodiversity course and a microbiology course...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2013; 757462–467 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2013.75.7.4
Published: 01 September 2013
...Nancy M. Trautmann; James G. MaKinster; Michael Batek Using an interactive map-based PDF, students learn key concepts related to biodiversity while developing data-analysis and critical-thinking skills. The Bird Island lesson provides students with experience in translating geospatial data into bar...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2012; 742114–116 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2012.74.2.10
Published: 01 February 2012
...Brook Lauro Students discover the factors contributing to species losses worldwide by conducting a project about endangered species as a component of a larger classroom theme of biodiversity. Groups conduct research using online endangered- species databases and present results to the class using...
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Comparison of Plant <b>Biodiversity</b> in Different Habitats Map, Wooster High Sc...
Published: 01 May 2018
Figure 2. Comparison of Plant Biodiversity in Different Habitats Map, Wooster High School Campus view. Figure 2. Comparison of Plant Biodiversity in Different Habitats Map, Wooster High School Campus view. Figure 2. Comparison of Plant Biodiversity in Different Habitats Map, Wooster High School Campus view. Figure 2. Comparison of Plant Biodiversity in Different Habitats Map, Wooster High School Campus view. More
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Comparison of Plant <b>Biodiversity</b> of Different Habitats Map with data exampl...
Published: 01 May 2018
Figure 3. Comparison of Plant Biodiversity of Different Habitats Map with data example of forest edge habitat. Figure 3. Comparison of Plant Biodiversity of Different Habitats Map with data example of forest edge habitat. Figure 3. Comparison of Plant Biodiversity of Different Habitats Map with data example of forest edge habitat. Figure 3. Comparison of Plant Biodiversity of Different Habitats Map with data example of forest edge habitat. More
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Examples of graphs students made to represent the plant <b>biodiversity</b> data. ...
Published: 01 May 2018
Figure 4. Examples of graphs students made to represent the plant biodiversity data. Students worked in groups to create graphs of the class data in Excel and came up with different ways to represent the data. (A) Total number of plant species in a habitat as well as their relative abundance Figure 4. Examples of graphs students made to represent the plant biodiversity data. Students worked in groups to create graphs of the class data in Excel and came up with different ways to represent the data. (A) Total number of plant species in a habitat as well as their relative abundance More
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The American Biology Teacher. 2011; 73272–77 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2011.73.2.4
Published: 01 February 2011
...Sebastian Kvist; Shaena A Montanari; Hongyu Yi; Bella Fuks; Mark E. Siddall The oceans are among the most biodiverse of Earth's environments. Introducing students to this diversity in the field provides an opportunity to examine the evolution of animals. We detail how readily a field-based...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2011; 734243–246 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2011.73.4.12
Published: 01 April 2011
... variation. The analogy to speciation is obvious here, with closely related language "species" perhaps defined as dialects. An entirely different way to explore language as a behavior is to look at it in relation to biodiversity – intraspecies biodiversity. It's estimated that there are over 6000...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2010; 725288–293 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2010.72.5.6
Published: 01 May 2010
...Amirshokoohi Aidin; Kazempour Mahsa The Biodiversity Community Action Project is a stimulating and vigorous project that allows students to gain an in-depth understanding of the interconnection between organisms and their environments as well as the connection of science to their lives and society...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2009; 717406–410 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/20565343
Published: 01 September 2009
.... Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. INQUIRY & LearningTo Measure Biodiversity: -_ INVESTIGATION Two Agent-Based Models That _ Simulate Sampling Methods .-4 & Provide Data for Calculating ' Diversity Indices I w THOMAS JONES, THOMAS LAUGHLIN 1: Nv There is certainly no substitute for experiencing...