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Biology -- Insects
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Topic in Depth - Ticks and Lyme Disease
Did you know that there are more than 800 known tick species on earth? The following websites provide information about both tick biology and Lyme disease -- a disease transmitted through deer ticks (Ixodes dammini).
Kentucky Critter Files
The University of Kentucky Entomology Department has created a website called Kentucky Critter Files, and it is both delightful and edifying. The website is meant purely for hobbyists, enthusiasts and students, and it...
Evaluating Insect Infestation in the Sandia Mountains, New Mexico--Remote Sensing
This series of lessons explores how Remote Sensing and GIS can be used to determine the extent and severity of tree die-off in forest environments and to analyze associated hazards. The project study area covers the...
Detection of Gypsy Moth Defoliation--Remote Sensing Lesson
This module uses satellite remote sensing images to identify the forest defoliation caused by Gypsy Moth Larva. The continued annual defoliation causes the trees to die and results in a significant loss in the value of...
Topic in Depth - Cicadas
Each year in different parts of the country, the spring season marks the arrival of the Magicicada periodical cicadas. The Magicicada cicadas emerge in great numbers after spending 17 years underground. The following...
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