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Seed Dispersal and Habitat Fragmentation

This video follows scientists studying the seeds that brown spider monkeys disperse in a tropical forest of Colombia in order to inform and improve reforestation efforts.

Anatomy & Physiology
Environmental Science
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
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.

Ecology
Science Practices
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Riverine Food Webs: How Flow Rates Affect Biomass

This video follows ecologist Mary Power, who is studying the Eel River in Northern California to decipher the connection between river flows and biodiversity.

Ecology
Science Practices
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Studying Elephant Communication

This video follows ecologist Caitlin O'Connell-Rodwell, who is studying how elephants can communicate over long distances using low-frequency sounds that travel both in the air and through the ground.

Anatomy & Physiology
Science Practices
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Think Like a Scientist: Natural Selection in an Outbreak

This video focuses on the front lines of the 2013–2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa and explains how scientists monitored the evolution of the virus by analyzing its genome.

Genetics
Microbiology
Evolution
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
The Effects of Fungicides on Bumble Bee Colonies

In this video, entomologist Shawn Steffan describes an experiment designed to study the effect of fungicides on bumble bee colonies.

Environmental Science
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Tagging Bumble Bees to Study Their Movements

This video follows graduate student Jeremy Hemberger as he explains his experimental design for a study on the foraging behavior of bumble bees in different habitats.

Environmental Science
Science Practices
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Exploring Trophic Cascades

This interactive module explores examples of how changes in one species can affect species at other trophic levels and ultimately the entire ecosystem.

Anatomy & Physiology
Ecology
Click & Learn
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Virus Hunter: Monitoring Nipah Virus in Bat Populations

This video follows scientists working in Bangladesh as they test fruit bat populations to determine whether they are infected with Nipah virus, a potentially deadly human pathogen.

Microbiology
Science Practices
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
CSI Wildlife

This interactive module allows students to use DNA profiling and related biological concepts to solve two cases of elephant poaching.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Genetics
Environmental Science
Click & Learn
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College