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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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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 ...

The Life of Sergei Winogradsky part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This journal article describes the life history of Sergei Winogradsky, the "Father of Soil Microbiology." It discusses the two phases of his scientific career and highlights his major ...

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 ...

On Again, Off Again - The Dead Zone part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Louisiana Sea Grant College Program site offers a collection of websites regarding Gulf of Mexico hypoxia. This collection includes general information, classroom activities, and data collected ...

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. ...

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) ...

Hypoxia Press Release and Map - August 1, 2005 part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This EPA press release documents the findings of a 2005 mapping project in the Gulf of Mexico low-oxygen waters. The article notes the extent of the "dead zone" and notes the ...

The Dead Zones: Oxygen-Starved Coastal Waters part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Environmental Health Perspectives article provides introductory information regarding the low-oxygen waters of the Mississippi River delta. It explores possible causes of the dead zone such as ...

Can nutrient loads predict marine water quality? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This American Chemical Society article explores whether phosphorous or nitrogen plays a larger role in creating the algal blooms of the Mississippi River dead zone. It documents results of a study ...

Hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Ohio State University power point presentation offers a step-by-step explanation for the Mississippi River delta oxygen-poor zone. The presentation identifies and explores key vocabulary, ...

Nitrogen sources and Gulf hypoxia: Potential for environmental credit trading part of SERC Web Resource Collection

A zone of hypoxic and anoxic waters has become a dominant feature of the northern Gulf of Mexico. Nitrogen draining into the Gulf from the Mississippi Basin has been identified as the primary source ...



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