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The Ecology of Climate Change

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http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/scic/VideosDetailsPage/VideosDetailsWindow?total=1&query=OQE+Boreal&prodId=SCIC&windowstate=normal&mode=view&limiter=&displayGroupName=Videos&currPage=1&displayGroups=&sortBy=relevance%2Cdescending&p=SCIC&action=e&catId=&view=docDisplay&documentId=GALE%7CPC4205139161&source=Bookmark&u=j057922001&jsid=1097667e17fcd7c2147a5a8d066a3d26

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Current - This video was created on June 12, 2012. This is relatively recent data.

Authority- This video was produced by the American Museum of Natural History.

Relevance- This video discusses the distribution of the Boreal Forest biome, its importance to humans, the issues it faces, soil conditions, and the types of plants in the forest.

 

Why did you choose the source

I chose this source because it addressed 5 separate topics on the biomes chart within 10 minutes.

 

What information relative to the biome chart is in the source and where is it located

At 1 minute 15 seconds, it discusses the global distribution of the Boreal Forest biome.

At 1 minute 30 seconds, it discusses the types of plants in the biome.

At 2 minutes 30 seconds, it discusses the issue of how the number and intensity of forest fires occurring within the biome it rising. In addition, it discusses how deciduous plants are starting to out-compete the coniferous plants.

At 4 minutes 15 seconds, it discusses the importance of permafrost soil in storing carbon.

 

Citation

"The Ecology of Climate Change." American Museum of Natural History Audios - Visuals 12 June 2012. Science in Context. Web. 5 Dec. 2014.

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New Findings from University of Adelaide Update Understanding of Climate Change (News/Magazine Article)

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news/magazine article

http://find.galegroup.com/grnr/infomark.do?&source=gale&idigest=419620ce1db49c0abf639b188102ef2a&prodId=GRNR&userGroupName=j057922001&tabID=T004&docId=A389004285&type=retrieve&contentSet=IAC-Documents&version=1.0

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Current- This source was written in October of 2017

Relevance- This article addresses the environmental importance of the Boreal Forest to humans, a topic listed on the biome chart, as a carbon reservoir

A - This source is from a reliable authority since is was professionally published, and has been endorsed by Gale.

 

Why did you choose the source

I chose this source because it was reliable, since it was from Gale, and addressed the importance of the Boreal Forest.

What information relative to the biome chart is in the source and where is it located

 

This article contained information about the importance of the Boreal Forest as one of the largest terrestrial carbon reservoirs, and how it is important that it be maintained so the carbon is not released into the atmosphere, worsening the greenhouse effect.

 

Citation

"New Findings from University of Adelaide Update Understanding of Climate Change (Eye on the Taiga: Removing Global Policy Impediments to Safeguard the Boreal Forest)." Ecology, Environment & Conservation 17 Oct. 2014: 268. Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources. Web. 5 Dec. 2014.

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Quantifying fire-wide carbon emissions in interior Alaska using field measurements and Landsat imagery (Journal Article)

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journal article (could be recent research, a recent event, etc.)

http://research.mblwhoilibrary.org/works/42005

 

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Current- Created in 2014

Relevance- This journal discusses the quantification of the amount of carbon released from boreal forest fires, an issue facing the boreal forest.

Authority- This article is from the publications of the American Geophysical Union and the Journal of Geophysical Research

 

Why did you choose the source

I chose this source because it discusses, in depth, the main issue facing the Boreal Forest; forest fires.

 

What information relative to the biome chart is in the source and where is it located

The entire article is about the negative effects of forest fires on the Boreal forest.

 

Citation

Rogers, B. M., S. Veraverbeke, G. Azzari, C. I. Czimczik, S. R. Holden, G. O. Mouteva, F. Sedano, K. K. Treseder, and J. T. Randerson. "Quantifying Fire-wide Carbon Emissions in Interior Alaska Using Field Measurements and Landsat Imagery." Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences (2014): 1608-629. MBLWHOI Library. American Geophysical Union. Web. 6 Dec. 2014. <http://research.mblwhoilibrary.org/works/42005>.

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Boreal Forest Biome (Informational Website)

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http://www.marietta.edu/~biol/biomes/boreal.htm

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Currency- This source was last updated October of 2013.

Relevance- This source contains information on the climate, distribution, plant characteristics, animal characteristics, issues, and importance of the Boreal Forest Biome.

Authority- This source was produced by the Marietta College’s Biology and Environmental Sciences Program

 

Why did you choose the source

I chose this source because it was produced by a college, a reliable source, and contained a plethora of relevant information.

 

What information relative to the biome chart is in the source and where is it located

Throughout the source there is information about the climate, distribution, plant characteristics, animal characteristics, issues, and importance of the Boreal Forest Biome.

 

Citation

"Climate:  ." The Boreal Forest Biome. Marietta College's Biology and Environmental Sciences Program, 14 Oct. 2013. Web. 6 Dec. 2014. <http://www.marietta.edu/~biol/biomes/boreal.htm>.

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Climate, Location, Soil, Trees/Plants, Animals, Natural Disturbances & Effect of Human Use (Informational Website)

Climate, Location, Soil, Trees/Plants, Animals, Natural Disturbances & Effect of Human Use (Informational Website) | Biomes | Scoop.it
Vegetation composed primarily of cone-bearing, needle-leaved, or scale-leaved evergreen trees, found in regions that have long winters and moderate to high annual precipitation. The boreal (meaning northern)...
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Citation:

Juday, Glenn. "Boreal Forest (northern Forest)." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica. Web. 7 Dec. 2014. <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/74016/boreal-forest>.

 

CRAAP TEST

C - This source first published it’s information on July 12, 2013. It has been many times and the most recent revision date was on November 27. 2014. This information is not out of date, because it has been revised just a few days ago.

R - The intended audience is more broad on this source. It is meant for anyone interested in learning specific details about the Boreal Forest. This source presents alot of information since it is an encyclopedic source. It provides information on the climate, location, soil, plants, animals, natural disturbances and effect of human use. The information is very detailed and is related to the topic as it gives information on the Boreal Forest. The intended readership level is probably for high school level students and up.

A - Yes, the information is scholarly. High-level vocabulary words and correct grammar are used throughout. The author is Marco Sampaolo. He is an information architect who works for Encyclopedia Britannica, thus it can be seen that this information is scholarly.

A - The source matches the topic accurately as it gave information that we were looking for. There is a bibliography page that includes numerous credible sources including published textbooks and professors.

P - The purpose of the article is clearly seated. There is no bias in this source because it is purely informational/factual based and there are no opinionated sentences.

 

Why Chosen?

We chose this source because not only does it provide non-biased information but also provides an extensive amount of detail and depth that allows us to capture the true essence of Boreal Forest. In addition, the authors and bibliography provide assurance that the information is accurate.

 

Why is it relevant?

This information is relevant because it has information on Climate, Location, Soil, Trees/Plants, Animals, Natural Disturbances & Effect of Human Use which are all on the biome chart.

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Muskwa-Kechika (Case Study)

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case study (information on a particular area and it’s characteristics, etc.)

http://www.muskwa-kechika.com/uploads/documents/forestry-range/Muskwa-Kechika-Case-Study_Boreal%20Forest%20Nat%20Round%20Table.pdf

 

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Relevance- This source discusses the importance of conserving the Boreal Forest in Canada

Authority- This source is from a Canadian government-backed task force to find a balance between using the resources of the Boreal Forest and conserving it.

Purpose- The purpose of this document was to create a task force for the conservation of the Boreal Forest biome.

 

Why did you choose the source

I chose this source because it was from such a reliable source.

What information relative to the biome chart is in the source and where is it located

 

There is information throughout the study on how the Canadian government plans to preserve the Boreal forest.

 

Citation

"Muskwa-Kechika Case Study." R. McManus Consulting Ltd. and Salmo Consulting Inc, 1 July 2004. Web. 6 Dec. 2014. <http://www.muskwa-kechika.com/uploads/documents/forestry-range/Muskwa-Kechika-Case-Study_Boreal Forest Nat Round Table.pdf>.

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The Ecology of Climate Change

Science in Context
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http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/scic/VideosDetailsPage/VideosDetailsWindow?total=1&query=OQE+Boreal&prodId=SCIC&windowstate=normal&mode=view&limiter=&displayGroupName=Videos&currPage=1&displayGroups=&sortBy=relevance%2Cdescending&p=SCIC&action=e&catId=&view=docDisplay&documentId=GALE%7CPC4205139161&source=Bookmark&u=j057922001&jsid=1097667e17fcd7c2147a5a8d066a3d26

CRAAP Test Requirements (At least 2)

Current - This video was created on June 12, 2012. This is relatively recent data.

Authority- This video was produced by the American Museum of Natural History.

Relevance- This video discusses the distribution of the Boreal Forest biome, its importance to humans, the issues it faces, soil conditions, and the types of plants in the forest.

 

Why did you choose the source

I chose this source because it addressed 5 separate topics on the biomes chart within 10 minutes.

 

What information relative to the biome chart is in the source and where is it located

At 1 minute 15 seconds, it discusses the global distribution of the Boreal Forest biome.

At 1 minute 30 seconds, it discusses the types of plants in the biome.

At 2 minutes 30 seconds, it discusses the issue of how the number and intensity of forest fires occurring within the biome it rising. In addition, it discusses how deciduous plants are starting to out-compete the coniferous plants.

At 4 minutes 15 seconds, it discusses the importance of permafrost soil in storing carbon.

 

Citation

"The Ecology of Climate Change." American Museum of Natural History Audios - Visuals 12 June 2012. Science in Context. Web. 5 Dec. 2014.

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How migrating birds are being negatively affected by oil extraction in Canada's Boreal forest (News/Magazine Article)

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Chase, Jennifer. "Dear EarthTalk: how is it that migrating birds are being negatively affected by oil extraction in Canada's Boreal forest?" EarthTalk: Questions & Answers About Our Environment. A Weekly Column 7 Sept. 2014. Science in Context. Web. 6 Dec. 2014.

 

CRAAP TEST

C - This source was published on September 7, 2014. Since this information is fairly recent it has not had any additional revisions yet.

R - The intended audience is meant for those that enjoy reading higher level scholarly articles. It’s context level is intermediate and lexile measure is 1470. This source provides specific information on how migrating birds are being negatively affected by the oil extraction in Canada’s boreal forests. It also provides information on how human impacts such as extracting oil can be harmful to not only to the environment but to animals as well. The information is very detailed based on its given topic. The intended readership level is probably for high school level students and up.

A - Yes, the information is scholarly. High-level vocabulary words and correct grammar are used throughout. EarthTalk[R] is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E-The Environmental Magazine (www.emagazine.com). Scheer and Moss work for an environmental magazine company thus the information presented is credible.

A - The source matches the topic accurately as it gave information specifically on negative effects of human impact. There is a works cited page that includes some credible website references. The websites end in “.org”.

P - The purpose of the article is clearly seated. There could be a slight amount of bias in this source simply because it quotes actual people rather than provide purely factual data.

 

Why Chosen?

This source was chosen because it provides first-hand information of human impacts on boreal forest environments. More specifically, it uses quotes to back up it’s data and provided a great amount of detail regarding the subtopic of human impact.

 

Why is this relevant?

This source is relevant because it discusses human impact and it's harm on animals which is on the biome chart.

 

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