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Applied Ecology
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Applied ecology is a framework for the application of knowledge about ecosystems so that actions can be taken to create a better balance and harmony between people and nature in order to reduce human impact on other beings and their habitats.

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Ecology
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Textbook
Provider:
Wikibooks
Date Added:
04/26/2019
Biology 2e
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Biology 2e is designed to cover the scope and sequence requirements of a typical two-semester biology course for science majors. The text provides comprehensive coverage of foundational research and core biology concepts through an evolutionary lens. Biology includes rich features that engage students in scientific inquiry, highlight careers in the biological sciences, and offer everyday applications. The book also includes various types of practice and homework questions that help students understand—and apply—key concepts. The 2nd edition has been revised to incorporate clearer, more current, and more dynamic explanations, while maintaining the same organization as the first edition. Art and illustrations have been substantially improved, and the textbook features additional assessments and related resources.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
03/07/2018
Biology 2e, Ecology, Conservation Biology and Biodiversity, Preserving Biodiversity
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By the end of this section, you will be able to do the following:

Identify new technologies and methods for describing biodiversity
Explain the legislative framework for conservation
Describe principles and challenges of conservation preserve design
Identify examples of the effects of habitat restoration
Discuss the role of zoos in biodiversity conservation

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/20/2018
Biology 2e, Ecology, Conservation Biology and Biodiversity, The Biodiversity Crisis
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By the end of this section, you will be able to do the following:

Define biodiversity in terms of species diversity and abundance
Describe biodiversity as the equilibrium of naturally fluctuating rates of extinction and speciation
Identify historical causes of high extinction rates in Earth’s history

Subject:
Applied Science
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Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/20/2018
Biology 2e, Ecology, Conservation Biology and Biodiversity, The Importance of Biodiversity to Human Life
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By the end of this section, you will be able to do the following:

Identify chemical diversity benefits to humans
Identify biodiversity components that support human agriculture
Describe ecosystem services

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/20/2018
Biology 2e, Ecology, Conservation Biology and Biodiversity, Threats to Biodiversity
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By the end of this section, you will be able to do the following:

Identify significant threats to biodiversity
Explain the effects of habitat loss, the introduction of exotic species, and hunting on biodiversity
Identify the early and predicted effects of climate change on biodiversity

Subject:
Applied Science
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Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/20/2018
Biology 2e, Preface, Preface
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Biology is designed for multi-semester biology courses for science majors. It is grounded on an evolutionary basis and includes exciting features that highlight careers in the biological sciences and everyday applications of the concepts at hand. To meet the needs of today’s instructors and students, some content has been strategically condensed while maintaining the overall scope and coverage of traditional texts for this course. Instructors can customize the book, adapting it to the approach that works best in their classroom. Biology also includes an innovative art program that incorporates critical thinking and clicker questions to help students understand—and apply—key concepts.

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/20/2018
Canvas Course Shell for Concepts of Biology
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This module contains a link to download the Canvas Course shell for this entire course. The link will allow instructors from institutions that use the Canvas LMS to download the entire Canvas course for use.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Full Course
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LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network
Author:
Amanda Brammer
Date Added:
03/11/2021
Concept of Biology Study Guides
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This module contains study guides for chapters 11-15 and 19-21 in the Concepts of Biology textbook. The study guides are a list of questions that Instructors can give to students to help them prepare for tests. They can also be used for homework or in-class assignments.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Student Guide
Provider:
LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network
Author:
Amanda Brammer
Date Added:
03/11/2021
Concepts of Biology Course Information
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This module includes information about the course, information on how to obtain the textbook, a suggested course schedule, a course description and a list of learning outcomes.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Syllabus
Textbook
Provider:
LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network
Author:
Amanda Brammer
Date Added:
03/11/2021
Concepts of Biology Lecture PowerPoints
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This module contains lecture PowerPoint slides in pptx format for chapters 11-15 and 19-21 for the Concepts of Biology book by Rice University. These slides contain tables, illustrations and text and are suitable for use in face-to-face, hybrid and online classes. They contain extensive text and could be utilized as instructor notes as well. The Concepts of Biology book can be downloaded on the following website: https://openstax.org/.

Subject:
Biology
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Diagram/Illustration
Full Course
Lecture
Lecture Notes
Student Guide
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network
Author:
Amanda Brammer
Date Added:
03/11/2021
Concepts of Biology PowerPoints (pdf for ADA)
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This module contains lecture PowerPoint slides in pdf format for chapters 11-15 and 19-21 for the Concepts of Biology book by Rice University. They have been modified for ADA compliance for use with screen readers. These slides contain tables, illustrations and text and are suitable for use in face-to-face, hybrid and online classes. They contain extensive text and could be utilized as instructor notes as well. The Concepts of Biology book can be downloaded on the following website: https://openstax.org/.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Full Course
Lecture Notes
Student Guide
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network
Author:
Amanda Brammer
Date Added:
03/11/2021
Geographic Perspectives on Sustainability and Human-Environment Systems
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What factors lead to a natural disaster? What causes a famine? Why do cities flood? According to a recent article in The Atlantic, Houston's flooding during the 2017 Hurricane Harvey was primarily caused by impervious pavement which prevents the absorption of water into the land. This example illustrates how nature and society are interlinked, which is the main focus of Geography 30, Penn State's introductory course to nature-society geography. In addition to examining the linkages between human development and natural hazards, this course will also explore human society's connection to food systems, climate change, urbanization and biodiversity. The course will also cover topics of ethics and decision making in order to help students evaluate the tradeoffs of these interconnections.
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Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Ecology
Geology
Cultural Geography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Brian King
Chongming Wang
Karl Zimmerer
Petra Tschakert
Date Added:
04/25/2019
OpenStax Biology
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Biology is designed for multi-semester biology courses for science majors. It is grounded on an evolutionary basis and includes exciting features that highlight careers in the biological sciences and everyday applications of the concepts at hand. To meet the needs of today’s instructors and students, some content has been strategically condensed while maintaining the overall scope and coverage of traditional texts for this course. Instructors can customize the book, adapting it to the approach that works best in their classroom. Biology also includes an innovative art program that incorporates critical thinking and clicker questions to help students understand—and apply—key concepts.

Subject:
Natural Science
Biology
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Julie Adams
Summer Allen
Date Added:
10/03/2018
People and Other Animals, Fall 2013
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This class provides a historical survey of the ways that people have interacted with their closest animal relatives, for example: hunting, domestication of livestock, exploitation of animal labor, scientific study of animals, display of exotic and performing animals, and pet keeping. Themes include changing ideas about animal agency and intelligence, our moral obligations to animals, and the limits imposed on the use of animals.

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Arts and Humanities
Anthropology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Ritvo, Harriet
Date Added:
01/01/2013
Psychology
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Psychology is designed to meet scope and sequence requirements for the single-semester introduction to psychology course. The book offers a comprehensive treatment of core concepts, grounded in both classic studies and current and emerging research. The text also includes coverage of the DSM-5 in examinations of psychological disorders. Psychology incorporates discussions that reflect the diversity within the discipline, as well as the diversity of cultures and communities across the globe.Senior Contributing AuthorsRose M. Spielman, Formerly of Quinnipiac UniversityContributing AuthorsKathryn Dumper, Bainbridge State CollegeWilliam Jenkins, Mercer UniversityArlene Lacombe, Saint Joseph's UniversityMarilyn Lovett, Livingstone CollegeMarion Perlmutter, University of Michigan

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
02/14/2014