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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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Using a Secchi Disk or Transparency Tube part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This EPA website provides instructions for using Secchi disks and transparency tubes to measure water clarity. The page also features a short description of each device.

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 ...

Mix and match: how climate selects phytoplankton part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a research article from the journal Nature on the link between climate-driven physical processes and evolution of microbial communities in the ocean. Topics covered include oceanic nutrient ...

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) ...

Paleoceanography part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This National Climate Data Center collection features links to climate data derived from ocean records. These include CLIMAP (sea surface temperature reconstructions), SPECMAP (a reconstruction based ...

The Twilight Zone of the Marine Carbon Cycle and Climate Change Past and Future part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Ocean and Climate Change Institute article provides information regarding carbon cycling and the ocean. It discusses where and how carbon moves through the ocean system, focusing on carbon ...

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 ...

Winogradsky Column Unit: Chemical and Physical Change part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This two-part activity leads Physical Science students, grades 8-12, to explore chemical change using Winogradsky Columns. Part 1 constructs student concepts concerning chemical and physical changes. ...

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 ...

Observations of a Protistan Disease Similar to QPX in Mercenaria mercenaria(Hard Clams) from the Coast of Massachusetts part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This Journal of Invertebrate Biology scholarly article describes two separate occurrences of QPX-like parasitic infections that caused substantial mortality to 1.5-2 year-old hard clams grown in clam ...

Atlantic White Cedar Restoration Ecology and Management part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This book contains the proceedings of the Atlantic White Cedar Restoration Ecology and Management Symposium held at Christopher Newport University in 2000. Topics include history, natural history and ...

Halobacteria: The Evidence for Longevity part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This review article discusses the diverse populations of halophilic microorganisms supported by ancient subterranean salt deposits called evaporates. The article begins by offering a brief ...

Symbiont recognition and subsequent morphogenesis as early events in an animal-bacterial mutualism part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This Science Magazine scholarly article explores the bacterial colonization of the developing light organ of the squid Euprymna scolopes. Results show that the colonization is highly specific, with ...

Molecular Basis of Symbiosis part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This book, part of the Progress in Molecular and Subcellular Biology series, contributes a broader perspective and understanding of the function of symbiotic systems. 14 different model systems are ...

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 ...

Water Sheds and Water Quality part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Illinois DNR pdf file contains a collection of activities to teach students in grades 5-9 about watersheds and pollution. Activities include "What is a ...



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