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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (6): 438–444.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Janet F. Stomberg; Morgan R. Walder; Rebekka Darner Solving conservation problems requires students to apply their knowledge of ecology and evolution. We present the Endangered Species Conservation through Habitat Suitability Analysis Laboratory Activity , in which students perform habitat...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (4): 247–255.
Published: 01 April 2020
... heat primarily via evaporative water loss through transpiration. In order to maintain ideal temperatures in the diverse habitats that plants occupy, plants have evolved a variety of leaf traits that influence their ability to capture and lose heat, including variation in leaf surface area, leaf margin...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (4): 210–215.
Published: 01 April 2020
... monster's power level (attack/defense), invite a new and stronger monster, restore life-points, or destroy another monster; and (e) “place-cards,” which describe the insect's habitat (e.g., forest) and provide advantages for the insect's skills ( Figure 1 ). The game also includes two playing boards and...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (8): 561–567.
Published: 01 October 2019
... from the data, assuming that the sample size is sufficiently large ( Jaeger & Inger, 1994 ). Although our time in the field was limited, we still collected data from a total of 40 quadrats in each habitat and were able to make statistical comparisons. Using the Analysis ToolPac feature available in...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (4): 250–255.
Published: 01 April 2019
... University in Miami). The project could be adapted so that students collect soil on their own from backyards, farms, or natural areas; the goal is to capture soils different in soil bacteria, and choosing different soils from different habitats is the most likely way to achieve this. By comparing plant...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (9): 697–701.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., 4.256-OL Genomics............................8.619-I, 9.642-F, 9.642-OL Genotype............................2.132-I Geospatial information science and technology (GIST)............................3.191-RL Green infrastructure............................8.572-F Habitat suitability analysis...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (1): 27–31.
Published: 01 January 2019
... conditions in soil where fallen leaves lie may affect overwinter survival. In addition, there may be differences in the density and diversity of suitable hosts in the two habitats. As another consideration, competition may differ among habitats; trees may have more resources to devote to fighting off fungi...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (1): 12–17.
Published: 01 January 2019
..., “Experimental Data,” employs analysis of experimental data to measure the fitness of traits in a new habitat. Module 4, “Dewlap Colors,” investigates reproductive isolation of newly formed species. All the modules involve, to some degree, measuring and/or collecting data and performing analyses on the data...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (6): 457–461.
Published: 01 August 2018
... variables can also be found online and are generally free. Using all of these open-source data and tools makes species distribution modeling (SDM) more accessible. With the rapid changes our planet is undergoing, SDM helps understand future habitat suitability for species. Due to increasing interest in...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (5): 353–358.
Published: 01 May 2018
.... The Living World Wetland and marsh areas may provide ecosystem services to cities, including water purification.  C. Ecosystem Diversity III. Population As human populations grow they require more natural resources, which can contribute to habitat destruction.  B. Human Population   3...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (7): 564–570.
Published: 01 September 2017
..., depending on the age group of the students, so that there are fewer questions and concerns in the field. The students are now ready to find salamanders! A suitable habitat for finding salamanders of the type described herein ( Ambystoma laterale ) or similar (e.g., Desmognathus ochrophaeus ) would be...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (6): 466–472.
Published: 01 August 2017
... small organisms commonly found in local waters. Instructors have an opportunity to describe the features and habitats of many of the organisms observed. Self-sustaining ecosystem microcosms, called ecosystem jars, are easily obtained from local ponds and streams. These miniature ecosystems can...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (3): 169–173.
Published: 01 March 2017
... cycle, student must decide which habitats are breeding grounds and must be cleared. From this game, students learn how climate change and human behaviors can influence the spread of mosquito-borne diseases. “Blood Suckers and Climate” is a jigsaw activity to help students understand greenhouse...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (1): 41–48.
Published: 01 January 2017
... jarrovi . Animal Behaviour , 42 , 209 – 219 . Marra, P.P. & Holmes, R.T. ( 2001 ). Consequences of dominance-mediated habitat segregation in American Redstarts during the nonbreeding season . Auk , 118 , 92 – 104 . Maynard Smith, J. & Parker, G.A. ( 1976 ). The logic of...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (8): 664–668.
Published: 01 October 2016
... opportunity for students to use quantitative reasoning to analyze habitat preference and habitat heterogeneity. These simplified systems reduce the number of variables and streamline the inquiry and analysis procedures but give students practical skills in conducting ecological research. Assessment of...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (7): 575–579.
Published: 01 September 2016
... affect biodiversity ( Fahrig, 2003 ). The importance of appropriate habitat cover can be seen clearly in arthropods, whose species richness is limited by a lack of suitable ecosystem components ( Shuey, 2013 ). Studies have indicated that larger natural areas tend to support a greater variety of...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (1): 57–61.
Published: 01 January 2016
... sediment scour and deposition on substrate habitat. For each investigation, we provide the most relevant ecological theory and describe the experimental methodology. We also present example results of student-conducted experiments and assess the reliability of each investigation. Our students are from...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (7): 517–525.
Published: 01 September 2015
... years) Upper (16–19 years) Total Female 71 138 20 229 Male 71 129 30 230 Total 142 267 50 459 Table 2 Teaching units and corresponding modules for investigations with acorn ants. No. Teaching Unit Modules 1.1 Ants’ natural habitat 1. Collecting...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (5): 320–326.
Published: 01 May 2014
... of scientists nearby deter you. Video conferencing can be a useful and meaningful way to bring scientists into your classroom. Survey your schoolyard and locate the most suitable lizard habitat. Establish a field-based lizard survey of your schoolyard or nearby natural area and contribute to...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (5): 300–305.
Published: 01 May 2014
... ice, liberating liquid water and thereby augmenting primary production and the general habitability of Mars. Fundamentally, Pioneering Mars and its products will expand our understanding of exobiological dynamics, interplanetary colonization, and planetary habitat/climate engineering. In addition...