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Serengeti: Nature’s Living Laboratory

This film explores the foundational research in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, that uncovered many of the ecological principles that govern how animal populations and communities are regulated

Mozambique Mounds

This activity explores an image of termite mounds in the African savanna, which serves as a phenomenon for learning about ecosystems, competition, and feedback loops.

Analyzing Data on Tuskless Elephants

This data-driven activity accompanies the video Selection for Tuskless Elephants. It engages students in analyzing data to make evidence-based claims about the occurrence of tusklessness in elephant populations.

Developing an Explanation for Mouse Fur Color

In this activity, students collect and analyze evidence for each of the major conditions for evolution by natural selection to develop an explanation for how populations change over time.

Modeling Trophic Cascades

In this activity, students model trophic cascades, which are also explored in a variety of related resources, using cards of animal and plant species from seven different habitats.

Trophic Cascades in Salt Marsh Ecosystems

In this video, ecologist Brian Silliman explains how he uses manipulative field experiments to study salt marsh ecosystems. His approach revealed that these systems are under top-down control from consumers and predators.

Patterns in the Distribution of Lactase Persistence

This activity extends concepts covered in the film Got Lactase? The Co-Evolution of Genes and Culture. Students analyze data from the scientific literature to draw conclusions about the geographic distribution of lactase persistence.

Ecology, Food Webs, and the Chesapeake Bay

In this talk, scientists Beth McGee, Mary Power, and Brian Silliman discuss the Chesapeake Bay, its food web, and the challenges of conserving and restoring the Bay.

Snail Fronts and Salt Marsh Die-Offs

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that investigated whether periwinkle snails contribute to salt marsh die-offs.

Trophic Cascades in Rivers

In this talk, ecologist Mary Power discusses how herbivorous fish and their predators contribute to the regulation of aquatic ecosystems.

Untangling Salt Marsh Food Webs

In this talk, ecologist Brian Silliman discusses the discovery that salt marshes are controlled by the top-down forces of consumers.