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Ecological Core Concepts -- Human impacts

Discipline Specific Core Concepts Classifications
Agriculture and resource harvesting (26)
Alteration of biogeochemical cycles (15)
Biodiversity loss (57)
Climate change (63)
Habitat destruction (30)
Human population growth and consumption (13)
Species introductions (12)

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View Resource Use of Acacia by Maasai nomadic herders of southern Kenya during drought, and its ecosystem-level consequences.

This collection of twelve photographs illustrates how the Maasai use Acacia during prolonged drought, and the impacts of that use on long-term ecosystem processes. The Maasai are the largest group of nomadic livestock herders in eastern Africa. They greatly contribute to Kenya's beef industry, and cattle are their most important livestock. The Masai live in savanna ecosystems having well-defined...

 

Publisher: EcoEd Digital Library

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View Resource Follow the Water.

This short film includes interviews with water researchers and presents basic concepts of hydrologic cycle. Water has many roles in the landscape; sculptor, solvent for minerals, a vector of transport, creates habitats. By following water through the landscape we can see connections between life and the physical environment.

 

Publisher: EcoEd Digital Library

View Resource Issues in Ecology, Issue 01: Human Alteration of the Global Nitrogen Cycle: Causes and Consequences

This report presents an overview of how humans have altered the global nitrogen cycle. An introduction to the nitrogen cycle is provided; as well as human induced nitrogen fixation and its impact on the atmosphere, carbon cycle, aquatic and terrestrial ecosystem function, and biodiversity. The importance of nitrogen as a primary building block of life and its role in biological processes is also...

 

Publisher: EcoEd Digital Library

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