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SPECIES DIVERSITY

  Posted by rcraig , 29 January 2017 · 201 views

The wet, high elevation limestone forests of Rota in the tropical Pacific are characterized by epiphytic ferns, fern allies and orchids.

The topic of species diversity is focused upon in this next episode of a video series designed to complement the AP Environmental Sciencecurriculum.  It begins with an exploration of the scale a...


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FOOD WEBS AND SPECIES DIVERSITY

  Posted by rcraig , 10 January 2017 · 274 views





Food webs are extensions of the concept of trophic levels- the compartmentalized view of how energy flows through ecoystems from primary producers to primary, secondary and tertiary consumers.  The food web concept clarifies that individual species can influence energy flow in more than one of these trophic levels.  These...


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ENERGY FLOW THROUGH ECOSYSTEMS

  Posted by rcraig , 26 December 2016 · 316 views

Solar energy powers all life processes on Earth



Solar energy captured during the light-dependent reaction of photosynthesis is the ingredient that powers most ecosystem processes.  This energy is passed from trophic level to trophic level, fueling the emergence of virtually all life forms on Earth.  Energy is the theme of...


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WETLAND BIOMES

  Posted by rcraig , 18 December 2016 · 338 views

The rocky intertidal zone of the Rhode Island coast is one of the topics considered in the next video in the Living World series.



In addition to terrestrial biomes, aquatic biomes are also recognized. Those examined in the next video in the Living World lecture series of Arts and Academic Publishinginclude estuaries and their vege...


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ALPINE ZONATION AND RELICT COMMUNITIES

  Posted by rcraig , 30 November 2016 · 269 views

Forest gives way to alpine tundra at the highest elevations of the Rocky Mountains.The next video in the Living Worldlecture series of Arts and Academic Publishing (the publishing partner of Bird Conservation Research, Inc.) extends its discussion of terrestrial biomes by considering the effects of altitude on the occurrence of biomes. Alp...


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SUBTROPICAL SAVANNAH, SHRUBLAND AND DESERT

  Posted by rcraig , 14 November 2016 · 319 views

The oak savannah of northern California is first cousin to the shrublands of the southern parf of the state.

The next three biomes covered in the Living World video lecture series of Arts and Academic Publishing include subtropical savannah, shrubland and desert.  These videos are compatible with the AP Environmental Science curriculu...


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WHERE THE BUFFALO ROAM

  Posted by rcraig , 05 November 2016 · 376 views

The shortgrass prairie habitat of the American Bison is featured in this video.In its tour through AP Environmental Science topics, the next installment of the Living World video series focuses on three additional biomes.  It begins by examining temperate grasslands, and explores the physical environmental factors that favor the development...


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COMPLETE BIOME VIDEOS

  Posted by rcraig , 24 October 2016 · 328 views

The subalpine fir forests of the Wasatch Mountains in Utah are examples of alpine boreal forest.



The topic of biomes is a major one in the AP Environmental Science curriculum.  To document the characteristics of the world's major biomes, Arts and Academic Publishing has prepared a series of videos.  The first in this serie...


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SPECIES COMPETITION AND ESKIMO CURLEWS

  Posted by rcraig , 18 October 2016 · 285 views

The Rufous Fantail of the tropical Pacific competes with the larger Tinian MonarchAnother of the videos in the environmental science series that is available through our internet publishing partner, Arts and Academic Publishing is entitled Species Competition. It begins by exploring community assembly: how it is that particular physical environm...


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DOES COEXISTENCE EQUAL COMPETITION?

  Posted by rcraig , 19 September 2016 · 208 views







Not necessarily and, in fact, maybe not usually, especially in the temperate zone.  In this first video in the series The Living World (which follows the AP Environmental Science curriculum), the construction of an ecological community is explored.  It begins by exploring the curious case of the Louisiana (abo...






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