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Title: Wetlands - Then and Now
Associated File: Wetlands – Then and Now.ppt
Wetlands - Then and Now.pdf
Creator: Cudmore, Wynn
Publisher: Northwest Center for Sustainable Resources
Description: This instructional guide is designed to provide instructors with lecture materials and resources that describe the various ways that wetlands are classified, their current status and a historical perspective on wetlands. Trajectories and drivers of wetland loss and degradation in the United States are emphasized. Current wetland issues including the loss of mangrove wetlands and the impacts of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill are also examined. Student objectives, a general lecture outline and a more detailed PowerPoint presentation with instructor notes are provided.

Instructors who are looking for videos or additional print and web-based resources on the topics covered here should consult the resources list provided at the end of this module where these resources are summarized and cited.

Upon successful completion of this module students should be able to:

* Describe the various classification schemes used to categorize wetland types
* Describe changes in the human perception of wetlands
* Describe historical trends in the loss and degradation of wetlands with an emphasis on those in the United States
* Describe the primary drivers of wetland loss
* Evaluate the loss of mangrove wetlands and the impact of oil spills as examples of short-term and long-term impacts on wetlands
LC Classification: Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Biology -- Special topics, A-Z -- Oil spills and wildlife
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Environmental sciences -- Environmental education. Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Ecology -- By type of environment, A-Z -- Mangrove swamps
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Ecology -- By type of environment, A-Z -- Marshes. Wetlands
GEM Subject: Science -- Biology
Science -- Ecology
Science -- Instructional issues
Health -- Environmental health
Key Concept: Ecology -- Biodiversity and diversity
Ecology -- Ecosystems
Ecology -- Wetlands
Date Issued: 2011
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Professional Formation
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: Northwest Center for Sustainable Resources
Access Rights: Free access
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: Northwest Center for Sustainable Resources
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Resource URL Clicks: 10
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