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A short presentation on the Boreal Forest of Canada and Russia
rachelk's insight:

C: This video was made and published on YouTube in September 2013 so it is very current. This source has current information that has matched up to the other sources I have looked at. 

 

R: This source relates to my topic perfectly. It covers everything about the Boreal Forests. This video focuses on the forests of Canada and Russia. It talks about the weather, location, habitat and wildlife, and global warming and the dangers of loggers.

 

A: This video seems to be made for a project just like we are doing. At the end of the video, it provided a works cited slide with multiple resources which shows that the creator of this video did their research. Also, since the video was created in 2013, I believe all the research and true and credible. 

 

A: Throughout my research, I have luckily found that all of my sources seem to be accurate due to the similarity in information. The information came from multiple websites showing that it is accurate. There is evidence showing that the author and creator of the video was well off knowing what a Boreal Forest is and specific information acquiring this topic. The information was unbiased and just went into detail about everything about this certain kind of forest. 

 

P: This video was giving the public onsite of the Boreal Forest biome. It is an informational video that made the purpose of the video clear by listing facts about different aspects of the forest. First by explaining the location, then to weather, then to the wildlife to the trees and how they all adapt, to the last part where is talked about the danger of logging and global warming that seems to effect the wellness of the forest.

 

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"Boreal Forest Biome (2)." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 08 Dec. 2014. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OS5qWFCodYk&gt;.

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Patterns of NPP, GPP, respiration, and NEP during boreal forest succession

Patterns of NPP, GPP, respiration, and NEP during boreal forest succession | Boreal Forest | Scoop.it
rachelk's insight:

C: This article was published online in 2010 so the information would be most likely accurate. It was then published in a text book in 2011. This article has all the information required about NPP of the Boreal Forest.

 

R: In the biome chart, there is a question about NPP and this article explains the NPP of the forest during a succession.

 

A: I believe that this article holds authority because it was published into a text book and a ton of authors wrote it together who are most likely teachers or scientists. 

 

A: I believe that this source is accurate due to a lot of research that is proved in the works cited page and all the math that was required to understand what the NPP actually is.

 

P: The article tests many year-round eddy covariance with biometry and biomass harvests along a chronosequence of boreal forest stands and tests the NPP of them. Some gained carbon and some lof their carbon was reduced.


Citation:

 

GOULDEN, M. L., MCMILLAN, A. M. S., WINSTON, G. C., ROCHA, A. V., MANIES, K. L., HARDEN, J. W. and BOND-LAMBERTY, B. P. (2011), Patterns of NPP, GPP, respiration, and NEP during boreal forest succession. Global Change Biology, 17: 855–871. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2010.02274.x

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Journal Article

Mentions how cutting down trees in the Boreal Forest is effecting its wildlife.

rachelk's insight:

C: This journal article was published in 2014 so it is very current. The information talked about is currently focused on specific trees getting cut down and the species that are suffering from this deforestation. This article was revised in February.

 

R: This article relates to our topic because it distinctly talks about a specific tree and specific species that are undergoing a problem due to the loggers that are cutting down all of the trees. The intended audience are people who are researching problem curing in the Boreal Forest. This article was more advance but I still understand the purpose of it.

 

A: The two authors of this article are two scientist researching and studying the effects of deforestation. I believe that these authors were eligible to write about this information due to their background and case study. Also they used many sources that they incorporated in the study.

 

A: The information comes from a study about closely related species and their habitat and mortality rate. The information is supported by evidence by providing their studies and how their was a higher mortality rate for the crested tits.

 

P: The purpose of this article was to explain to the public about this problem of deforestation and the effect that it has on the Boreal Forest's wild life. This is an obvious problem that is getting worse and worse and killing trees and their habitats. This article was very factual and not very persuasive. The authors just wanted to explain the facts and the problem. It was a political view about the cold hard facts. 

 

Citation:


Eggers, SoNke, and Matthew Low. "Differential demographic responses of sympatric Parids to vegetation management in boreal forest." Forest Ecology and Management 319 (2014): 169+. Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources. Web. 9 Dec. 2014.

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Boreal Forest - Case Study

Science in Context
rachelk's insight:

C(Currency) - The information given in the Case Study, has credible up to date information dating back to one year ago, in 2013. 

R(Relevance) - The readership level of the Article, is clear and concise being not too simple but not too sophisticated as it's just right, as well as the information provided isn't abundant but, isn't superficial as well as it's more relevant then anything. 

A(Authority)- The authority of the article is validated, through it being current in the article. The author of the article mentions other Envi Sci teams such as Ryan Kelly, of the university of Illinois to include credible sources for the case study.

A(Accuracy)- The accuracy is gauged appropriately, due to there being a credible and relevant Bibliography Source towards the bottom of the article. The gauged source is relevant with the article, providing information that is relevant towards the health of the Boreal Forest, and the overall future of the boreal forest, mentioned within the article and the sources provided through the accuracy of the article. 

P(Purpose)- The purpose in the article is stated in the form of a case study, and the subject of the article is answered from an objective point of view regarding the forest's health, as he provides facts within the article to prove the incurring it's flammability of the forest. 

 

Bibliography/Sources -

"Boreal forests becoming more flammable." Geographical Sept. 2013: 12. Science in Context. Web. 8 Dec. 2014.

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Informational Website

rachelk's insight:

C: The currency of this article is 2009. The information seems credible an updated from the other articles that I have read. By the dates of the cited sources, I believe that this informational website is very accurate and mostly current. I am sure that some of the information has changed like the dangerous components like global warming and cutting down trees.

 

R: This article explains everything anyone would need to know about the Boreal Forest. It explains the temperatures during the year, locations, information on the trees, the habitat, the growth effect, vegetation, dangerous factors, and much more. 

 

A: The author of this article is authoritative. He used many different sources which shows that he went into depth about his research. He accumulated a lot of information about the specifics of this forest.

 

A: After I read a lot of articles about the Boreal Forest, I could gather the decision that this website was accurate. The locations and the wild life matched up almost perfectly. 

 

P: The purpose of this informational website is to explain what the Boreal Forest is. It then talks about the specifics of the forests and in depth. It provides information about the habitat, location, weather, and what causes the forest fires that commonly happen in these specifics areas of the forests. If someone wanted to know the basic information and definition of this type of forest, this website will help answer all questions.

 

Citation:

"Forest, Boreal." Biology. Ed. Richard Robinson. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2009. Science In Context. Web. 8 Dec. 2014.

 
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Video on Boreal Forest and its Effect on Humans

rachelk's insight:

C: This video was made in 2010 but revised in 2012. This video has current information about the Boreal forest and the effect on climate which effects us humans. 

 

R: This information relates to our topic by expelling the climate changes which effects us humans everyday. These scientists used tests to try to predict our future climate in Alaska and it is going to get warmer which is scary. It was an easy concept to understand but it shows that the forests might not be the best for human life besides providing oxygen and vegetation.

 

A: This video had interviews with many scientists and people who seem very authoritative. Their tests seems accurate and you can tell they have been researching the climate for quite sometime now.

 

A: All of this information comes from research and experiments. This information makes sense and it opened my eyes to a new problem. Forests do more good than they do bad but they effect our human lifestyles everyday.

 

P: The purpose of this video was to explain that darker forests use the sun for energy creating a hotter climate. The studies are showing the the climate in Alaska is going to get warmer as the years pass. Now, obviously Boreal Forests help humanity in many ways like oxygen, wild lie, trees, and vegetation but it is a factor of our climate change.

 

Citation:

"The Ecology of Climate Change." American Museum of Natural History Audios - Visuals 12 June 2012. Science in Context. Web. 9 Dec. 2014.

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Boreal Forest - News/Magazine Article

Science in Context
rachelk's insight:

C- The article scooped from the Gale Website, is current dating back from the year of 2013, being in context of relevancy in the News/Magazine article containing over the environmental instability of the glacial to postglacial changes in the currency time era. 

 

R- It's relevance towards the connection of the Boreal Forest, is a direct link towards the environmental viewpoint in the world. The amount of information provided, is in depth and provides a detailed analysis of the given document. The topic at hand is being related to the topic because, the readership of the topic is generally geared towards anyone who can read but because of it's slight statistical level within all the facts from the article make the document slightly complex. 

 

A- It's having an authoritative value due to many sources used throughout the article. The source is refutable due to it having a very recent publication in the article, the source is also refutable due to there being many authors such as Barber V Juday, Chapin, Cook etc. The article is also authoritative being in the gale database, which have  already been published. 

 

A- The accuracy of the article is gauged based on the accuracy and the verifiability. The source and article of the boreal forest does match the understanding of the overall topic, as the claims mentioned in the article can be verified through other sources, as it is always good to mention that it is not just relied on one source. The article that regards ton the environmental instability of the glacial to post glacial changes includes a post source bibliography towards the bottom of the page, causing it to be a refutable source. Because the article is larger then comparatively other articles, there is a incremental increase in the amount of authors in the article. Which thereby goes to show you the indication of the depth of the authors knowledge towards the accuracy of the article. 

 

P-The purpose and objectivity of the article, is clearly mentioned as the purpose is stated towards the beginning of the article and the article shows a factual type of writing. The authors point of view in the article indicates a, objective stance type point of view. The other doesn't show as much biased, because the article is refuting facts of information, which are generally unbiased. The author also goes to note that there are more then one perspective to the article, as it could be not plausible to some types of scientists and a different more biased, less objective viewpoint, in the article. 

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A short presentation on the Boreal Forest of Canada and Russia
rachelk's insight:

C: This video was made and published on YouTube in September 2013 so it is very current. This source has current information that has matched up to the other sources I have looked at. 

 

R: This source relates to my topic perfectly. It covers everything about the Boreal Forests. This video focuses on the forests of Canada and Russia. It talks about the weather, location, habitat and wildlife, and global warming and the dangers of loggers.

 

A: This video seems to be made for a project just like we are doing. At the end of the video, it provided a works cited slide with multiple resources which shows that the creator of this video did their research. Also, since the video was created in 2013, I believe all the research and true and credible. 

 

A: Throughout my research, I have luckily found that all of my sources seem to be accurate due to the similarity in information. The information came from multiple websites showing that it is accurate. There is evidence showing that the author and creator of the video was well off knowing what a Boreal Forest is and specific information acquiring this topic. The information was unbiased and just went into detail about everything about this certain kind of forest. 

 

P: This video was giving the public onsite of the Boreal Forest biome. It is an informational video that made the purpose of the video clear by listing facts about different aspects of the forest. First by explaining the location, then to weather, then to the wildlife to the trees and how they all adapt, to the last part where is talked about the danger of logging and global warming that seems to effect the wellness of the forest.

 

Citation:


"Boreal Forest Biome (2)." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 08 Dec. 2014. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OS5qWFCodYk&gt;.

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