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View Resource Illustrations of Interconnectedness in Ecosystems

This module introduces the idea of interconnectedness among ecosystem components and describes a number of scenarios that illustrate the concept. Interconnectedness is a fundamental ecological concept, a common theme in natural resource/environmental science programs and a foundational component of ecosystem-based management of natural resources. Two introductory activities require students...

View Resource Ecological Role of Fire

This lecture-based module is designed to introduce the ecological role of wildfire to students in a broad range of disciplines. It is intended for use in courses such as Environmental Science, General Biology and Introduction to Natural Resources and presents the current understanding of the role of wildfire. Although forest ecosystems are emphasized, most of the major points generalize to other...

View Resource Defining Sustainability via ISO 14001

This lesson introduces students to sustainability concepts and ISO 14001, an international standard encouraging pollution prevention. The powerpoint presentation which accompanies this lesson is available for download here.

View Resource NCSR: The Decline of Atlantic Cod - A Case Study

This instructional guide is designed to provide instructors with lecture support on the topic of marine fisheries using a case study of the Atlantic cod to illustrate major issues. For centuries the Atlantic cod was the mainstay of fisheries based in southeast Canada and New England. However, in the early 1990s, a dramatic decline in cod stocks forced fishery managers to close some of the world's...

View Resource Implementing ISO 14001- Sustainable Design

This lesson examines ISO 14001 (an international standard encouraging pollution prevention) with respect to existing consumer products. The lesson helps students to understand how redesign of existing products can lead to being able to reuse the materials later. A powerpoint document with accompanying slides can be found here

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