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Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

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1
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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....
Reading
9 vídeos (total de (Total 50 mín.) min), 4 testes
Video9 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
Quiz4 exercícios práticos
Lecture 1a10min
Lecture 1b10min
Lecture 1c10min
Lecture 1d10min
Semana
2
Horas para completar
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....
Reading
7 vídeos (total de (Total 62 mín.) min), 1 leitura, 3 testes
Video7 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
Reading1 leituras
Module 2 Supplemental Content10min
Quiz3 exercícios práticos
Lecture 2a10min
Lecture 2b10min
Lecture 2c10min
Semana
3
Horas para completar
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....
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7 vídeos (total de (Total 42 mín.) min), 4 testes
Video7 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
Quiz4 exercícios práticos
Lecture 3a10min
Lecture 3b10min
Lecture 3c10min
Lecture 3d10min
Semana
4
Horas para completar
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....
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7 vídeos (total de (Total 64 mín.) min), 1 leitura, 4 testes
Video7 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
Reading1 leituras
Module 4 Supplemental Content10min
Quiz4 exercícios práticos
Lecture 4a10min
Lecture 4b10min
Lecture 4c8min
Lecture 4d10min
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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.

Instrutores

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Kevin E. Bonine, PhD

Director of Education and Outreach
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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