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Sugerido: 9 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week ...

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Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

Semana
1
2 horas para concluir

Biosphere 2, an Icon of Possibilities

Why would anyone build an enormous glass structure in the Arizona desert? In Module 1, you will get a virtual introduction to the engineering marvel that is Biosphere 2. Learn about the fascinating history of Biosphere 2 and how it is currently used as the world’s best research instrument for earth systems science. Discover how the ocean, rainforest, and desert can be studied in one enclosed, three-acre structure in the Arizona desert. With Dr. Joaquin Ruiz, University of Arizona (UA) Vice President for Innovation, Director of Biosphere 2, Dean of UA Science, Geoscientist, and John Adams, Deputy Director, UA Biosphere 2....
9 vídeos (total de (Total 50 mín.) min), 4 testes
9 videos
Meet Joaquin Ruiz, Director of Biosphere 21min
Module 1 Intro2min
Meet John Adams2min
Lecture 1a – Introducing Biosphere 25min
Lecture 1b - The Story of Biosphere 29min
Lecture 1c - Biosphere 2 Research13min
Lecture 1d - Biosphere 2 and the Water Cycle10min
Module 1 Wrap Up1min
4 exercícios práticos
Lecture 1a10min
Lecture 1b10min
Lecture 1c10min
Lecture 1d10min
Semana
2
2 horas para concluir

Climate Disruption

How do we know that human activity is changing the climate? In Module 2, you will hear from scientists who reconstruct past climates by unlocking information held in ancient trees. Discover how tree rings help us understand drought and wildfire patterns across time and space. Learn what global warming is, exactly, and how it is accelerated by carbon emissions. With Dr. Kevin Anchukaitis, Geography and UA Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, and Dr. David Frank, UA Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research....
7 vídeos (total de (Total 62 mín.) min), 1 leitura, 3 testes
7 videos
Meet Kevin Anchukaitis1min
Lecture 2a - Global Warming and Carbon Dioxide17min
Lecture 2b - Rain, Snow, & Climate Change19min
Meet David Frank1min
Lecture 2c - Fires & Climate Disruption17min
Module 2 Wrap Up1min
1 leituras
Module 2 Supplemental Content10min
3 exercícios práticos
Lecture 2a10min
Lecture 2b10min
Lecture 2c10min
Semana
3
1 hora para concluir

The Science of Water Availability

Where is Earth’s water? In Module 3, you will learn about the global water cycle and discover how much water exists, where it exists, and how it moves around the environment. Learn how Biosphere 2 and Critical Zone research are used to study the water cycle. With Dr. Peter Troch, Director of Science at Biosphere 2, UA Hydrology....
7 vídeos (total de (Total 42 mín.) min), 4 testes
7 videos
Meet Peter Troch1min
Lecture 3a - Water on Earth11min
Lecture 3b - How much water do we use?5min
Lecture 3c - How will climate change affect water availability?9min
Lecture 3d - Water cycle research10min
Module 3 Wrap Up1min
4 exercícios práticos
Lecture 3a10min
Lecture 3b10min
Lecture 3c10min
Lecture 3d10min
Semana
4
2 horas para concluir

Desert Plants, Climate, and Changing Landscapes

How can many different species coexist in once place? In Module 4, go beyond Biosphere 2 to UA Tumamoc Hill—the world’s oldest long-term desert ecology research site near the University of Arizona. Learn how living and nonliving components of the environment are related, how different species coexist, and how climate variation affects Sonoran Desert plants. With Dr. Larry Venable, UA Ecology & Evolutionary Biology....
7 vídeos (total de (Total 64 mín.) min), 1 leitura, 4 testes
7 videos
Meet Larry Venable2min
Lecture 4a - Biodiversity and its maintenance13min
Lecture 4b - Functional traits and diversity12min
Lecture 4c - Vegetation response to climate change17min
Lecture 4d - Biological bet hedging14min
Module 4 Wrap Up1min
1 leituras
Module 4 Supplemental Content10min
4 exercícios práticos
Lecture 4a10min
Lecture 4b10min
Lecture 4c8min
Lecture 4d10min
Semana
5
1 hora para concluir

Rainforests in an Altered World

What can the Biosphere 2 rainforest tell us about the future? Module 5 focuses on tropical rainforests in the Amazon Basin of South America, and the controlled rainforest inside Biosphere 2. Learn about the fascinating activity of tropical forests, the major roles they play in global climate, and the potential impacts of deforestation and climate change. With Dr. Joost Van Haren, Biosphere 2, UA Honors, and Dr. Scott Saleska, UA Ecology & Evolutionary Biology....
5 vídeos (total de (Total 30 mín.) min), 2 testes
5 videos
Meet Joost Van Haren2min
Lecture 5a - The Biosphere 2 Rainforest12min
Lecture 5b - Tropical Rainforests of the Amazon11min
Module 5 Wrap Up1min
2 exercícios práticos
Lecture 5a10min
Lecture 5b10min
Semana
6
2 horas para concluir

Sea Changes in our Marine Environment

Why are coral reefs in peril, and what can we do about it? In Module 6, discover the immense role that oceans play in global climate, heat distribution, and human livelihoods. Learn why global warming is sometimes called ocean warming, how ocean acidification affects marine life, and innovative ways in which the ocean is studied. With Dr. Julia Cole, U. of Michigan, UA Biosphere 2 Marine Research....
7 vídeos (total de (Total 54 mín.) min), 1 leitura, 4 testes
7 videos
Meet Julia Cole1min
Lecture 6a - The ocean, climate, and humans8min
Lecture 6b - Global warming, Ocean warming12min
Lecture 6c - Acidification: Warming's evil twin12min
Lecture 6d - The global coral reef crisis15min
Module 6 Wrap Up1min
1 leituras
Module 6 Supplemental Content10min
4 exercícios práticos
Lecture 6a10min
Lecture 6b10min
Lecture 6c10min
Lecture 6d10min
Semana
7
2 horas para concluir

Soil Science - Foundations & Implications

How can soil be alive? In Module 7, discover the fascinating, microscopic world within soils and their critical role in Earth systems. Learn how soils provide functions and services that make them vital to our health and wellbeing. With Dr. Rachel Gallery, UA School of Natural Resources and the Environment, and Dr. Katerina Dontsova, UA Soil Water & Environmental Science, Biosphere 2....
8 vídeos (total de (Total 63 mín.) min), 1 leitura, 4 testes
8 videos
Meet Katerina Dontsova2min
Lecture 7a - Why do we care about soil?19min
Meet Rachel Gallery1min
Lecture 7b - Soil biodiversity13min
Lecture 7c - Soil microorganisms17min
Lesson 7d - Soils and human survival5min
Module 7 Wrap Up1min
1 leituras
Module 7 Supplemental Content10min
4 exercícios práticos
Lecture 7a10min
Lecture 7b10min
Lecture 7c10min
Lecture 7d10min
Semana
8
2 horas para concluir

Feeding the Future

Can a Mars or Lunar greenhouse help feed people on Earth? In Module 8, learn how space-farming models can be applied on Earth as we move towards a global population of 10 billion people. Discover innovative controlled agricultural systems, learn more about how plants grow, and get a chance to produce your own hydroponically grown vegetables at home! With Dr. Gene Giacomelli, UA Controlled Environment Agriculture Center....
6 vídeos (total de (Total 45 mín.) min), 1 leitura, 3 testes
6 videos
Meet Gene Giacomelli2min
Lecture 8a - Plant processes and the Lunar Greenhouse13min
Lecture 8b - Controlled Environment Agriculture14min
Lecture 8c - Home Grown Hydroponics12min
Module 8 Wrap Up1min
1 leituras
Module 8 Supplemental Content10min
3 exercícios práticos
Lecture 8a10min
Lecture 8b10min
Lecture 8c10min
Semana
9
3 horas para concluir

Life and Resources in Space - Should We Go There?

When will humans live beyond Earth’s gravity? Module 9 is a fascinating and inspiring journey into space. Ignite your imagination as you learn about space tourism, asteroid-mining, moon elevators, robotic space explorers, and Mars colonization. While focusing on space, this module is sure to reaffirm your appreciation of Planet Earth. With Dr. Chris Impey, Associate Dean UA College of Science, UA Astronomy....
8 vídeos (total de (Total 135 mín.) min), 1 leitura, 5 testes
8 videos
Meet Chris Impey2min
Lecture 9a - Living on a finite planet12min
Lecture 9b - Resources in space19min
Lecture 9c - The future of space travel33min
Lecture 9d - The Moon and Mars38min
Lecture 9e - Living Beyond Earth24min
Module 9 Wrap Up1min
1 leituras
Module 9 Supplemental Content10min
5 exercícios práticos
Lecture 9a10min
Lecture 9b10min
Lecture 9c12min
Lecture 9d10min
Lecture 9e10min
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por WKMay 11th 2018

This course covered so many interesting things and topics, and also went into some astronomy, which I really enjoy. Overall would recommend this course if you are interested in Earth.

por BSSep 12th 2018

I really loved this course! So much information and really well laid out in great modules.

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Kevin E. Bonine, PhD

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Biosphere 2

Sobre Universidade do ArizonaUniversidade do Arizona

The University of Arizona is the state’s land-grant university and a member of the Association of American Universities—made up of just 62 universities in the country. As one of the world’s premier public research universities, the university conducts more than $625 million of research annually. Home to two allopathic medical schools in Tucson and Phoenix, the UA Tech Park, and a member of the Arizona Space Grant Consortium, the university creates an $8.3 billion economic impact for Arizona. U.S. News and World Report placed 14 University of Arizona graduate programs among the top 20 in the nation and it is one of the nation’s top producers of Fulbright Scholars. With its strategic academic and business plan, “Never Settle,” as its guide, the university is producing graduates who are global citizens, engaged leaders, and fulfilled individuals....

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