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View Resource BOREAS (Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study)

BOREAS, the Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study, was a large-scale international experiment in the boreal forests of Canada designed to understand how boreal forests "interact with the atmosphere, how much CO2 they can store, and how climate change will affect them." Although the project is now complete, a "Follow-On Project" will conduct further analyses of the BOREAS data. BOREAS data include...

https://daac.ornl.gov/cgi-bin/dataset_lister.pl?p=2
View Resource FAO Forestry: Country Profiles

This Web site from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization provides a vast amount of information on forestry and the state of the world's forests. Users can navigate through a forest cover map to select a country of interest. A report including geographic description, forest cover, ecological zones, and forest fire statistics is provided for each nation, along with forest management...

http://www.fao.org/forestry/country/en/
View Resource Restoration Ecology

While not a panacea, the emerging field of restoration ecology provides an important tool for environmental conservation and contributes greatly to our understanding of ecology. The first Web site is the home page of the Society for Ecological Restoration, offering a good starting point for exploring this relatively new discipline (1). The next site (2) provides an overview of the University of...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/ls/2002/1004
View Resource Learning about Rainforests

K. Rubal provides this educational Web site she helped to create while a graduate student in instructional technology at California State University in Los Angeles. Designed for grades 4-8, this Web site offers students an introduction to tropical rainforests. The site includes a number of lessons organized by topic, rainforest facts, a good selection of narrated movie clips from related...

http://www.srl.caltech.edu/personnel/krubal/rainforest/serve...
View Resource The Alwyn H. Gentry Forest Transect Data Set

The Missouri Botanic Garden has recently made available forest transect data collected from sites around the world by the late Alwyn H. Gentry. As part of a project developed to "ensure that Gentry's ecological data receive maximum use and are readily available to the biological research community," an electronic version of the entire data set (226 transects total) is accessible through this Web...

http://www.mobot.org/MOBOT/Research/gentry/transect.shtml
View Resource NASA Earth Observatory: Escape from the Amazon

As part of NASA's Earth Observatory, visitors to the Escape from the Amazon Web site are invited to "Accompany NASA scientists as they explore our world and unravel the mysteries of climate and environmental change." The Escape from the Amazon feature focuses on the buildup of carbon dioxide and its effect on global climate change, and the role that forests play in reversing this trend. Also...

https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/LBA_Escape/
View Resource NPR: Bushwhacking with a Big-Tree Hunter A Walk on the Wild Side with Bob Van Pelt

Some people hunt animals and others hunt for trees. In this National Public Radio story, one in a special series called Big Trees and the Lives They've Changed, Ketzel Levine accompanies the foremost big tree hunter into the forests of the northwest. While they do find some big trees, it's what they don't find -- the absence of big trees -- that's most illuminating. By big, we're talking trees...

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=153909...