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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (7): 503–505.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Stephanie Lessard-Pilon; James McNeil A challenge for introductory students in conservation biology is to understand how different environmental and human factors – in particular, density-dependent and density-independent factors – can interact to increase extinction risk in species. To enhance...
The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (9): 733–738.
Published: 01 November 2016
.../journals.php?p=reprints . 2016 Conservation diversity ecology extinction species accumulation Courses in ecology and conservation are well suited to give students the skills necessary to address a broad range of environmental issues facing our world ( Cid & Pouyat, 2013 ; Schaefer...
The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (4): 293–299.
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...
The American Biology Teacher (2013) 75 (9): 678–681.
Published: 01 November 2013
... to escape from anything, it became prey to rats and deliberately introduced domestic animals such as cats and pigs. The passenger pigeon’s extinction was caused by fragmentation of native broadleaf forests by early settlers seeking farmland, the development of land for cities and towns, and by human...
The American Biology Teacher (2012) 74 (2): 114–116.
Published: 01 February 2012
... environmental ethics extinction The loss of species diversity is one of the most concerning environmental issues facing the biosphere today. The rate of species loss is so high that experts suggest we are entering the sixth mass extinction event for the planet ( Pimm et al., 1995 ; Leakey & Lewin...
The American Biology Teacher (2011) 73 (2): 78–83.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Ron Wagler There have been five past great mass extinctions during the history of Earth. There is an ever-growing consensus within the scientific community that we have entered a sixth mass extinction. Human activities are associated directly or indirectly with nearly every aspect...
The American Biology Teacher (2010) 72 (2): 110–113.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Anthony D. Curtis I describe three activities that allow students to explore the ideas of evolution, natural selection, extinction, mass extinction, and rates of evolutionary change by engaging a simple model using paper, pens, chalk, and a chalkboard. As a culminating activity that supports...