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Texas Aquatic Science

Author : Rudolph A. Rosen
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This classroom resource provides clear, concise scientific information in an understandable and enjoyable way about water and aquatic life. Spanning the hydrologic cycle from rain to watersheds, aquifers to springs, rivers to estuaries, ample illustrations promote understanding of important concepts and clarify major ideas. Aquatic science is covered comprehensively, with relevant principles of chemistry, physics, geology, geography, ecology, and biology included throughout the text. Emphasizing water sustainability and conservation, the book tells us what we can do personally to conserve for the future and presents job and volunteer opportunities in the hope that some students will pursue careers in aquatic science. Texas Aquatic Science, originally developed as part of a multi-faceted education project for middle and high school students, can also be used at the college level for non-science majors, in the home-school environment, and by anyone who educates kids about nature and water. To learn more about The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, sponsors of this book's series, please click here.

Understanding the Influence of Nutrients on Stream Ecosystems in Agricultural Landscapes

Author : Mark D. Munn
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"Excess nutrients are a pervasive problem of streams, lakes, and coastal waters. The current report, "The Quality of our Nation's Waters--Understanding the Effects of Nutrients on Stream Ecosystems in Agricultural Landscapes," presents a summary of results from USGS investigations conducted from 2003 to 2011 on processes that influence nutrients and how nutrient enrichment can alter biological components of agricultural streams. This study included collecting data from 232 sites distributed among eight study areas. This report summarizes findings on processes that influence nutrients and how nutrient enrichment can alter biological communities in agricultural streams. These findings are relevant to local, state, regional, and national decision-makers involved in efforts to (1) better understand the influence of nutrients on agricultural streams, (2) develop nutrient criteria for streams and rivers, (3) reduce nutrients to streams and downstream receiving waters, and (4) develop tools for tracking nutrient and biological conditions following nutrient reduction strategies. All NAWQA reports are available online at https://water.usgs.gov/nawqa/bib/" --Provided by publishe

Aquatic Science in Canada

Author : Royal Society of Canada. Aquatic Science Committee
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Ka Pili Kai

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Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

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Fractals and Multifractals in Ecology and Aquatic Science

Author : Laurent Seuront
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Ecologists sometimes have a less-than-rigorous background in quantitative methods, yet research within this broad field is becoming increasingly mathematical. Written in a step-by-step fashion, Fractals and Multifractals in Ecology and Aquatic Science provides scientists with a basic understanding of fractals and multifractals and the techniques for utilizing them when analyzing ecological phenomenon. With illustrations, tables, and graphs on virtually every page – several in color – this book is a comprehensive source of state-of-the-art ecological scaling and multiscaling methods at temporal and spatial scales, respectfully ranging from seconds to months and from millimeters to thousands of kilometers. It illustrates most of the data analysis techniques with real case studies often based on original findings. It also incorporates descriptions of current and new numerical techniques to analyze and deepen understanding of ecological situations and their solutions. Includes a Wealth of Applications and Examples This book also includes nonlinear analysis techniques and the application of concepts from chaos theory to problems of spatial and temporal patterns in ecological systems. Unlike other books on the subject, Fractals and Multifractals in Ecology and Aquatic Science is readily accessible to researchers in a variety of fields, such as microbiology, biology, ecology, hydrology, geology, oceanography, social sciences, and finance, regardless of their mathematical backgrounds. This volume demystifies the mathematical methods, many of which are often regarded as too complex, and allows the reader to access new and promising concepts, procedures, and related results.

Commerce Justice Science and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2014

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
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Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

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Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts

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Marine Aquatic Science Literacy

Author : National Sea Grant Program (U.S.)
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Fresh Water

Author : University of Minnesota, Duluth. Center for Freshwater Research and Policy
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Canadian Bulletin of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

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Living in Water

Author : National Aquarium in Baltimore
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"Living in Water" is a classroom-based, scientific study of water, aquatic environments, and the plants and animals that live in water. The lessons in this curriculum integrate basic physical, biological, and earth sciences, and mathematics. The integration of language arts is also considered essential to its success. These lessons do not require a water monitoring program or access to an aquatic habitat, although it includes suggested field experiences for students. Several themes run throughout the curriculum, including control of variables in the design of valid experiments, the usefulness of models in understanding natural systems, application of knowledge in the design and testing of models, the collection and manipulation of numerical data, and identification of things using classification based on common characteristics. The curriculum is divided into six sections: (1) Living in Water: Aquatic Habitats-Freshwater, Estuarine, and Marine; (2) Things Dissolve in Water; (3) Temperature Changes and Aquatic Habitats; (4) Moving or Staying Put: Maintaining Position within Aquatic Habitats; (5) Light in Water; and (6) Wrapping It Up: Projects and Programs. Each section presents science content information as well as student activities. Lessons use various approaches and instructional strategies. (WRM)

Understanding Saltwater Tolerance and Marine Resource Use in the Crocodylia

Author : Patrick V. Wheatley
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Student Scientific Understandings in a Ninth Grade Project based Science Classroom

Author : Valerie Lynn Talsma
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Enclosed Experimental Ecosystems and Scale

Author : John E. Petersen
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Enclosed ecosystem experiments have gained in popularity as research tools in ecological science, particularly in the study of coastal aquatic environments. These systems provide scientists with a degree of experimental control that is not achievable through field experiments. Yet to date, techniques for systematically extrapolating results from small-scale experimental ecosystems to larger, deeper, more open, more biologically diverse, and more heterogeneous ecosystems in nature have not been well developed. Likewise, researchers have lacked methods for comparing and extrapolating information among natural ecosystems that differ in scale. Enclosed Experimental Ecosystems and Scale: Tools for Understanding and Managing Coastal Ecosystems provides scientists, managers, and policy makers with an introduction to what has been termed the "problem of scale", and presents information that will allow for improved design and interpretation of enclosed experimental aquatic ecosystems. The book integrates the results of a 10-year research project involving a multi-disciplinary team of scientists and students to explore scale-related questions in a variety of coastal habitats. Anticipating use as a reference, the book has been designed so that individual sections and individual pages can function as stand alone units.

Canadian Technical Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

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A Preliminary Report on International Fisheries Management Research

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Understanding Zebra Mussel Dreissena Polymorpha Impacts on Autotrophic and Heterotrophic Plankton of Inland Lake Ecosystems

Author : Lesley Beth Knoll
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Understanding Physical Processes at Tidal Inlets

Author : Ashish J. Mehta
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