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Niche Partitioning and Species Coexistence

This video describes the cutting-edge method of DNA metabarcoding and how it is used to study how animals partition resources in a shared habitat.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Ecology
Science Practices
Scientists at Work
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Steve Palumbi & Megan Morikawa Study Coral Reef Damage in American Samoa

This video describes the work of biologists Steve Palumbi and Megan Morikawa, who use field and controlled experiments to understand the mechanisms that allow some corals to tolerate a greater amount of heat stress than other corals.

Environmental Science
Science Practices
Scientists at Work
High School — General
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Mapping the Darién Gap

This video describes how indigenous communities from the tropical rainforest of Darién, Panama, use drones to map their lands. The communities use these maps to protect their territories from outside incursions and to design sustainable land-use plans.

Environmental Science
Science Practices
Scientists at Work
High School — General
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College
A World without Microbes

This short video explores a thought experiment of what the world would be like without any microbes.

Microbiology
Animated Shorts
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College
Fecal Microbiota Transplants

This short video explores the science behind fecal microbiota transplants, a method of transplanting stool from healthy donors to sick patients to treat certain diseases.

Microbiology
Animated Shorts
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Can a Fungus Save Plants from Global Warming?

This short video explores how the symbiotic relationship between certain plants and fungi allows these organisms to survive in very hot temperatures.

Microbiology
Anatomy & Physiology
Environmental Science
Animated Shorts
High School — General
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College
Solving Crimes with the Necrobiome

This short video explores the stages of decomposition of animal bodies and shows how microorganisms found during the decomposition process can provide useful information for criminal investigators.

Microbiology
Animated Shorts
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
A Wasp Mom’s Gift: Blankets of Bacteria

This short video explores the mechanism by which a beewolf wasp passes antibiotic-producing bacteria to its offspring.

Microbiology
Anatomy & Physiology
Animated Shorts
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
Mosquitoes Might Save Lives, Thanks to Bacteria

This short video explores a method for using bacteria to prevent mosquitoes from transmitting dengue virus to humans.

Microbiology
Anatomy & Physiology
Animated Shorts
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College