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View Resource Mangals

This web page provides educational materials on mangroves appropriate for high school level and higher. The page is full of photographs, most featuring a descriptive caption. Topics discussed include mangrove reproduction, salt-tolerance, dealing with anoxic water and sediment, and mangrove-associated fauna.

View Resource WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center

Not only is Washington in the primary fruit producing region of the world, Washington State University (WSU) also has a website dedicated to the tree fruit sciences through their research and extension center, TFREC. The site highlights the "cooperative, multidisciplinary approach to tree fruit production in the 21st century" that the center features. Visitors will find multiple topics covered...

View Resource Australia EPA: Mangroves

This site includes a wealth of detailed information on Australian-specific and non-specific mangroves. Information includes coping with salt, zones, flora and associated fauna, history, facts & stats. Links to several Australian locales that feature mangroves. Can also access other Queensland habitats and additional branches of the EPA.

View Resource Topic in Depth - Tree Troubles

This Topic in Depth explores some of the diseases and other threats, such as gypsy moths, emerald ash borers, and Asian longhorned beetles that certain trees must contend with to remain healthy and vital.

View Resource Is Guaiacum Sanctum Effective Against Arthritis?: An Ethnobotany Case

This case study uses the example of a tropical tree which may be used in medical treatments. Students will read the case and then answer questions designed to explore the process of screening and testing the medicinal value of plants identified as having potential health benefits. The lesson could be used in high school or undergraduate coursework, and would be useful in introductory biology or...

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