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Ecology

This list includes online resources regarding ecology research projects from Lake Ontario, the Pacific Northwest and the National Parks, a searchable ecology bibliography, and clearinghouse web sites that can direct users to active research topics.



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Princeton' s Geomicrobiology Web part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This resource includes information pertaining to life in deep surfaces and other extreme environments. Topics covered include geomicrobial life in extreme deep-subsurface environments characterized ...

Dissolved Oxygen and Biochemical Oxygen Demand part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This EPA website provides general information about dissolved oxygen, including what it is, sampling and equipment considerations, and sampling and analysis protocols. The site also features a chart ...

Water Quality For Freshwater Organisms part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website features a field activity that demonstrates the effect of water temperature on the solubility of dissolved oxygen and how it relates to the gill beat rate of fish. The activity uses the ...

Turbidity and TSS part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This image-rich Streams.org website describes turbidity and total suspended solids (TSS). It includes overviews about what they are, why they are measured, how they are measured, and why they vary. ...

The Secchi Disk part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Great North American Secchi Dip-In website offers a comprehensive guide to Secchi disk use. It features links to a series of pages that answer questions such as: what is a Secchi disk; what (or ...

Rediscovering Biology - Unit 4: Microbial Diversity part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This page is the jumping-off point for an educational unit on microbial diversity. There are links to a course outline and classroom activity worksheets, a 30-minute video, an online textbook ...

Hot Springs Microbes Hold Key To Dating Sedimentary Rocks, Researchers Say part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a ScienceDaily article about the effect of microbes on sedimentary rock formation. It covers the process of calcium carbonate crystalization, the effect of microbes on that process, and how ...

Evidence of Climate Change over the Last 10,000 Years from the Sediments of Lakes in the Upper Mississippi Basin part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This USGS fact sheet discusses paleoecological records derived from sediments in the upper midwestern US (e.g. Minnesota). The paleoecological record was derived from varved (seasonally-laminated) ...

Garbage-eating Geobacter part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Geotimes article highlights recent work done by Derek Lovley on the microbe Geobacter. The article discusses the ability of Geobacter to eat metal wastes as well as the prospect of using ...

North Carolina Division of Water Quality: Environmental Sciences Section. part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is the webpage for the Environmental Sciences Section of the North Carolina Division of Water Quality (DWQ), which provides the DWQ with scientific and technical support required to regulate and ...

Ecology in a Jar part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This journal article discusses incorporation of the Winogradsky Column into high school science classrooms to demonstrate nutrient cycles and inter-relatedness of organisms in the environment. It ...



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