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The road to biocultural ethics

Description: Article discussing biocultural ethics. As a child, Ricardo Rozzi visited indigenous communities in the high Andes with his grandfather and was enchanted by their close relationship with the natural world. Later, he and his wife would return to the region to explore the traditional ecological knowledge of the world's southernmost indigenous people.
Date: May 2011
Creator: Rozzi, Ricardo, 1960- & Massardo, Francisca
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Changing lenses to assess biodiversity: patterns of species richness in sub-Antarctic plants and implications for global conservation

Description: Article discussing patterns of species richness in sub-Antarctic plants and implications for global conservation.
Date: 2008
Creator: Rozzi, Ricardo, 1960-; Armesto, Juan J., 1953-; Goffinet, Bernard; Buck, William R., 1950-; Massardo, Francisca; Silander, John August, 1945- et al.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Big Thicket Plant Ecology: an Introduction

Description: Originally published in 1979, Geraldine Ellis Watson’s Big Thicket Plant Ecology is now back in print. This updated edition explores the plant biology, ecology, geology, and environmental regions of the Big Thicket National Preserve. After decades of research on the Big Thicket, Watson concluded that the Big Thicket was unique for its biological diversity, due mainly to interactions of geology and climate. A visitor in the Big Thicket could look in four different directions from one spot and view scenes typical of the Appalachians, the Florida Everglades, a southwestern desert, or the pine barrens of the Carolinas. Watson covers the ecological and geological history of the Big Thicket and introduces its plant life, from longleaf pines and tupelo swamps to savannah wetlands and hardwood flats. “This is the work on the plant biology of the Big Thicket.”—Pete A.Y. Gunter, author of The Big Thicket
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Date: October 15, 2006
Creator: Watson, Geraldine Ellis
Partner: UNT Press

PAN-EARTH Sub-Saharan Africa Workshop Report

Description: Report on the PAN-EARTH Sub-Saharan Africa Workshop. This workshop focused on the effects of global climate changes on the agriculture and ecology of the countries of sub-Saharan Africa.
Date: September 1989
Creator: Bezuneh, Taye; Harwell, Mark A.; Menyonga, Joseph Mufu; Acevedo, Miguel F.; Ackerman, Thomas P.; Aho, Nestor et al.
Partner: UNT College of Engineering

Taller de Trabajo sobre evaluación de los Efectos Ecológicos de los Cambios Climáticos Globales

Description: This report discusses the Ecological Effects Assessment of Climatic changes in Venezuela Workshop, organized by the PAN-EARTH Project and the Centre for Ecology of the Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research (IVIC). The main objective was the evaluation of the effects of climate changes on the main ecosystems in Venezuela using ecological models.
Date: July 1990
Creator: Acevedo, Miguel F.; Andressen, Rigoberto; Arends, Ernesto; Azocar, Aura; Borges, Felix; Corvo, Fernando et al.
Partner: UNT College of Engineering

Taller de Trabajo: Evaluacion de Impactos de Cambios Climaticos Globales sobre el Sistema Agricola Venezolano

Description: This report discusses the Assessment of Impacts of Global Climatic Changes on the Venezuelan Agricultural System Workshop, as part of the PAN-EARTH Project, Venezuela case study.
Date: September 1991
Creator: Acevedo, Miguel F.; Andressen, Rigoberto; Calderon, Carlos; Capacho, Liliana; Bisbal, Evelyn; Hanes, Rexene et al.
Partner: UNT College of Engineering

Making land produce useful wildlife.

Description: Discusses the benefits of biological balance on ranches and farms. Describes ways to allow wildlife to flourish for the purposes of hunting, trapping, fishing and other recreation.
Date: 1969
Creator: Anderson, Wallace Lowell, 1913-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tree planting on rural school grounds.

Description: Discusses the importance of planning for successful Arbor-Day tree plantings on rural school grounds and churchyards. Includes suggested study topics for teachers to use in school lessons.
Date: 1901
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Good Neighbor Environmental Board Annual Report: 2014

Description: Report discussing the ecology restoration activities in the U.S.-Mexico border region. Part of a series of annual reports prepared by the Good Neighbor Environmental Board for the President and Congress of the United States.
Date: December 2014
Creator: United States. Good Neighbor Environmental Board.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trophogenic Ecology of Selected Southwestern Reservoirs

Description: Three north central Texas reservoirs (Grapevine Reservoir, Lake Ray Hubbard, Lewisville Reservoir) were investigated in order to characterize the nutritional ecology, phytoplankton community structure, and primary productivity within the trophogenic zones of each. Emphasis was placed on elucidating the relative influences of the major nutrients (C, N, P, Fe, Si) and various other physico-chemical parameters on phytoplankton community biomass, structure, and productivity. Extensive physical, chemical, and biological analyses consisting of approximately eighty parameter measurements were made on each of twenty-three integrated water samples (surface to three meters) taken from the three reservoirs during the period July, 1971 to June, 1972. New methods which were employed included a high-intensity ultraviolet photocombustion procedure for the determination of total nitrogen, phosphorus, and iron, and an in vitro oxygen method for estimating community metabolism. General chemical and physical regimes are described for the three reservoirs, and various interrelationships discussed. Phytoplankton communities are delineated on bases of species composition, volume, diversity, pigments, and metabolism data. The more salient biotic and physico-chemical interrelationships are examined within the context of the limiting nutrient controversy.
Date: May 1973
Creator: McDaniel, Michael David
Partner: UNT Libraries

A study of student environmental knowledge and attitudes in selected high schools in the Permian Basin region of Texas

Description: The problem of this study is to assess the magnitude of the relationship between student knowledge of the environment, student gender, grade level, and size of school attended; and the level of attitudinal differences between the students based upon student gender, grade level, and the size of the school attended.
Date: December 1991
Creator: Manning, Sammy J. (Sammy Joe)
Partner: UNT Libraries

Executive Order - Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes

Description: This order establishes a national policy to ensure the protection, maintenance, and restoration of the health of ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems and resources, enhance the sustainability of ocean and coastal economies, preserve maritime heritage, support sustainable uses and access, provide for adaptive management to enhance understanding of and capacity to respond to climate change and ocean acidification, and coordinate with national security and foreign policy interests. This order also provides for the development of coastal and marine spatial plans that build upon and improve existing Federal, State, tribal, local, and regional decision making and planning processes.
Date: July 19, 2010
Creator: United States. President (2009- : Obama)
Partner: UNT Libraries

The State of the Hudson 2009

Description: This report describes the environmental quality of the Hudson River and its watershed, including issues such as pollution, population growth, and biodiversity. The report also describes the habitats of estuaries, watersheds, and rivers in general.
Date: 2009
Creator: New York (State). Hudson River Estuary Program.
Partner: UNT Libraries