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View Resource Center for Applied Research and Environmental Systems

Based at the University of Missouri, the Center for Applied Research and Environmental Systems (CARES) is committed to integrating "the social, physical, and biological sciences to better understand human, natural resource, and environmental issues and problems." Along with their scientific mission, CARES also features a strong community outreach component, and visitors can use the "Map Room" to...

View Resource Food Calories and Land

Obesity is on the rise in the United States, due primarily to the size and composition of the American diet. Discussion topics include lack of exercise, changes in calorie intake over time, and environmental impacts of these increases in consumption. Each student will participate in an activity in which they investigate how their own diets affect the agricultural demands of a hypothetical...

View Resource Converting Center Pivot Sprinkler Packages: System Considerations

This site, hosted by the University of Nebraska - Lincoln Extension, presents an overview of points to consider when selecting a sprinkler package. Some points that are explained are soil texture, infiltration rates, and tillage practices. The site contains cost considerations, a procedural summary and even cost calculations. Overall, the site is a solid introduction to a certain method of...

View Resource Texas Tech University: The Mammals of Texas, Online Edition

Mammalogists and wildlife enthusiasts alike will find great value in this online edition of the classic text, _The Mammals of Texas_ authored by Drs. William B. Davis and David J. Schmidly. This very well-organized and comprehensive website is hosted by Texas Tech University and "incorporates the complete text and graphics content of the 1994 revision..." of _The Mammals of Texas_. For those...

View Resource Wildlife Conservation Research Unit

Oxford University has a very important website dedicated to its Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU), that hopes to solve the "conflict between peoples' futures and wildlife conservation." There are several themes on the website, all of which can be found on the left hand menu. Visitors will find the following topics to explore: "Endangered Species", "Invasives", "Land Use &...

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