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Adaptation of Investigating human impacts on stream ecology: locally and nationally

By Catherine Sughrue Etter

Cape Cod Community College

TIEE Module- How does nutrient pollution impact stream ecosystems locally and nationally?

Listed in Teaching Materials | resource by group ESA Data Explorers FMN (2019)

Version 1.0 - published on 10 Jun 2019 doi:10.25334/Q44J2V - cite this

Licensed under CC Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International according to these terms

Adapted from: Investigating human impacts on stream ecology: locally and nationally v 1.0

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ECOLOGICAL CONTENT:

Organic nutrients, biological indicators, macroinvertebrate index, stream ecosystem structure

 and function

 

WHAT STUDENTS DO:

  • Analyze national water quality data sets from the US Environmental Protection Agency at regional and national scales
  • Perform basic calculations from data set and generate graphs
  • Relate water quality with land use
  • Relate water quality with stream ecology
  • Collect and analyze water samples (12-20 sample sites)

CONTENT

Organic nutrients, land cover, biological indicators, macroinvertebrate index, stream ecosystem structure and function

WHAT STUDENTS DO

  • Explore maps of streams and land use in the US
  • Analyze national water quality data sets from the US Environmental Protection Agency at regional and national scales
  • Perform basic calculations from data set and generate graphs
  • Relate water quality with land use
  • Relate water quality with stream ecology

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