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Tropical Savannas | Biomes of the World

Tropical Savannas | Biomes of the World | Savanna | Scoop.it

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Via Gavin McDaniel, Vivit Chetry
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I chose this Scoop because it is current, relevant, and accurate. This article was published in 2012, which is relatively current. The contents of this article are relevant as it has an excellent overview of the Tropical Grassland biome with information about its climate, location, animal life, and vegetation. Also, this article was written by Dr. Susan L. Woodward, who has taught biogeography at Radford University for more than 20 years. Woodward has a Ph.D and M.A from Princeton University and a B.A from the University of Minnesota. The website is administered by Dr. Andrew Foy, Assistant Professor of Geospatial Science at Radford University. 

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Princeton University - Savannas, forests in a battle of the biomes, Princeton researchers find

Princeton University - Savannas, forests in a battle of the biomes, Princeton researchers find | Savanna | Scoop.it
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This article is current because it was published two years ago which is fairly recent. The article covers the struggles of biomes such a tropical grasslands and their fight to survive with the effects of urbanization and human interference, which makes this article relevant. This article is also credible because it was published on Princeton's website; a credible source. 

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A case study of evaluation, demonstration and adoption of improved forages for a cut-and-carry system in Eritrea | Tesfay | Tropical Grasslands - Forrajes Tropicales

A case study of evaluation, demonstration and adoption of improved forages for a cut-and-carry system in Eritrea | Tesfay | Tropical Grasslands - Forrajes Tropicales | Savanna | Scoop.it
A case study of evaluation, demonstration and adoption of improved forages for a cut-and-carry system in Eritrea
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This case study is current because it was publish in March of 2014 which was only a few months ago. The study covers a new system that will be an improved forage that will be developed and function in a tropical grassland, which makes this also relevant. 

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Tropical Savanna Biome: Video Resource

Tropical Savanna Biome: Video Resource | Savanna | Scoop.it
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This informational webpage is relevant and accurate. It's also relatively current; its' copyright stretches from 2002 to 2012, however, as it just gives an overview of the biome and its climate, vegetation, and soil, it can be assumed to be very relevant and accurate. Also, the webpage is made for all ages that want to learn about different biomes of the world. The video supplement is accurate and entertaining. The purpose of this webpage is to teach people about the characteristics of the Tropical Grasslands biome and to get people interested in this particular topic. It isn't biased because the video has real footage of the biome in it. 

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Good intentions, collateral damage: forest conservation may be hurting grasslands

Good intentions, collateral damage: forest conservation may be hurting grasslands | Savanna | Scoop.it
Trees absorb CO2 and trap carbon molecules, and countless are lost as forests are felled around the world. So why not plant as many as we can? A recent paper suggests otherwise; the planting of more trees through international reforestation schemes may actually be harming tropical grasslands, which harbor endemic species and offer unique ecosystem services.
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This  informational article is current, relevant, and accurate. The original article that this one cited was copyrighted in 2014. The article gives information about the issues facing the Tropical Grasslands biome because of human attempts to solve the problem of deforestation. The original article that wasn't able to be opened because it is expensive was written by several credible collaborators: Catherine L. Parr is a lecturer and researcher with a Ph.D in Zoology at University of Liverpool. Caroline E R Lehman, William J Bond, William A Hoffmann, and Alan N. Anderson also contributed to the article. 

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The grassland biome

The grassland biome | Savanna | Scoop.it

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This article is relevant and accurate because it gives the climate and other information about about tropical grasslands. Also, the information was given by a credible source, a well known college, so the information is accurate. 

 

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Holly Swaldi's curator insight, November 5, 2013 1:18 PM
This article is not very current because it was updated in 2002, however, the information in this article is relevant to the tropical grassland biome because it references the savannah and the life within the savannah. Specifically, this article illustrates the ecosystem and goes in depth with the deductive reasoning (climate, wildlife, environmental concerns). This article has authority because it was published by credible sources - California grassland by Charles Webber © 2002 California Academy of Sciences. Savanna by Dr. Robert Thomas and Margaret Orr, © 1999 California Academy of Sciences. Colorado prairie by Dr. Robert Thomas and Margaret Orr © 2001 California Academy of Sciences. Because these are sources that have so much authority, the accuracy is something that automatically follows. Posted on the Berkeley Science website, this article is used as a reference for students and professors across the nation. The purpose of this article is to explain the ins and outs of the Tropical Grassland Biome.
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Grasslands | Wildlife Heritage Foundation

Grasslands | Wildlife Heritage Foundation | Savanna | Scoop.it
“Grasslands are globally important because they are a natural Carbon Sink and natural carbon sinks are an important part of a natural process called Carbon Cycle. In the carbon cycle, earth both emits and re-captures and stores large quantities of Carbon Dioxide, also known as CO2, from the earth’s atmosphere thereby keeping the global temperature more or less in balance.” http://bit.ly/16723l7 Grasslands have many names; U.S. Midwest, they’re known...
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This article is current, relevant, and accurate. This article was published in September 2013, which is very current. It's credible because the webpage is from Wildlife Heritage Foundation, which is an authoritative organization. It's relevant to my topic because it talks about how Tropical Grasslands biome is important to human life. 

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savanna Facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles about savanna

savanna Facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles about savanna | Savanna | Scoop.it
savanna or savannah , tropical or subtropical grassland lying on the margin of the trade wind belts. The climate of a savanna is...
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I chose to scoop this webpage because It has authority, is relevant, and is current. The webpage was copyrighted in 2014, and since it's a part of encyclopedia, it has authority and is credible. This webpage gives further summarization of the Savanna and has information about the unique characteristics of it.

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Tropical Savannas | Biomes of the World

Tropical Savannas | Biomes of the World | Savanna | Scoop.it

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Via Gavin McDaniel, Vivit Chetry
Min L.'s insight:

I chose this Scoop because it is current, relevant, and accurate. This article was published in 2012, which is relatively current. The contents of this article are relevant as it has an excellent overview of the Tropical Grassland biome with information about its climate, location, animal life, and vegetation. Also, this article was written by Dr. Susan L. Woodward, who has taught biogeography at Radford University for more than 20 years. Woodward has a Ph.D and M.A from Princeton University and a B.A from the University of Minnesota. The website is administered by Dr. Andrew Foy, Assistant Professor of Geospatial Science at Radford University. 

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