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Interdisciplinary Science Biosphere Student Document


Interdisciplinary Science Biosphere Student Document

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The World’s biodiversity is in serious decline. We do not know the total number of species that were on this planet, say, at the beginning of the Second millennium, but by the beginning of the Third, we have identified 1.4 million species and we think there are at least 20 million, based upon individual studies of trees in rain forest for example and estimates of ecosystem diversity. How can we measure the usefulness of species to us and how many of them do we need to maintain the Biosphere... More
Material Type: Assignment
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: March 19, 2010
Date Modified in MERLOT: July 11, 2012
Submitter: Tracey Madden
Keywords: Ecology, sfsoer, Problem-Based Learning, ukoer, Complex Systems, Biology



Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: unsure
Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 UK: England & Wales


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Avatar for Catherine Clendenin Schwartz
2 years ago

Catherine Clendenin Schwartz (Faculty)

This looks like a great project to get students thinking and working together.  It makes students look at the problem in a variety of ways and respond to it.  This also looks like it could be easily adapted to a more local area for the students involved.