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Science in Context - Revisiting the deciduous forests of Eastern North America

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C- It was published in April 2006. It is unlikely the biological makeup has changed much since then.

R- This is a specific scholarly case study of how the forests in the Northeastern United States has changed. The information is detailed and specific, which statistics used to back up claim

A-It’s a from a reputable science journal (Bioscience). It written probably by a student James M.Dyer,  and published by the University of California Press

A-The information is accurate. There are many sources listed and there are citations throughout.

P-The article is just a study examining the state of the forests. It’s relatively unbiased.

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Discovery Channel-Biomes Temperate Forest

Discovery Channel-Biomes Temperate Forest | Temperate (Deciduous) Forests | Scoop.it
Located near the shores of continent, a temperate forest is moist and support all kinds of organism.
Megan A.'s insight:

C- The video came from the Discovery Channel website, it doesn’t say when the video itself was made, but the website was last updated in 2014.

R- The information is a basic overview of temperate forests and the plants and animals found there. It is very relevant to our topic and offers information as well as visuals.

A- The information seemed pretty scholarly, there was a strong voice with a lot of factual evidence that is backed up by our other sources.

A- The information is backed up in our other sources, but no additional sources were displayed on the site.

P- There is not a bias, it is purely fact based.

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Science in Context- Deciduous Forest

Science in Context- Deciduous Forest | Temperate (Deciduous) Forests | Scoop.it

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C- This comes from the UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, and was published on April 30, 2009.

R- The encyclopedia article is geared toward anyone seeking specific information about Deciduous forests. It has generic information about what a deciduous forest is, as well as extensive information about various plants/animals found, the different deciduous forests around the world, and key factors of the biome itself.

A- It is very scholarly, being an encyclopedia entry, and it was found on the Science in Context database, so this adds to its credibility as well.
A- The page has an extensive list of sources, ranging from articles, websites, and numerous print sources.

P- There doesn’t seem to be much bias within the entry, because it is more from a factual standpoint.

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Science in Context - Revisiting the deciduous forests of Eastern North America

Science in Context
Megan A.'s insight:

C- It was published in April 2006. It is unlikely the biological makeup has changed much since then.

R- This is a specific scholarly case study of how the forests in the Northeastern United States has changed. The information is detailed and specific, which statistics used to back up claim

A-It’s a from a reputable science journal (Bioscience). It written probably by a student James M.Dyer,  and published by the University of California Press

A-The information is accurate. There are many sources listed and there are citations throughout.

P-The article is just a study examining the state of the forests. It’s relatively unbiased.

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Science in Context- Relationships between growth, quality, and stocking within managed old-growth northern hardwoods

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C- Article from Canadian Journal of Forest Research, published in June 2012.

R- It is an article about a study conducted on different properties of hardwods. The information is relevant to the overarching topic (deciduous forests) and has commentary as well as the actual data collected.

A- The article and overall study were conducted by  Anthony W. D'Amato, Chris Gronewold, and Brian J. Palik, as well as the USDA Forest Service.

A- There is a long list of sources that were used as background research, as well as some additional sources for further interest.

P- The article is a study on northern hardwoods and their properties. There is little bias, because it is a study based on data and not on opinion.



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Science in Context - Invasion of the longhorns: in leafy Worcester, Massachusetts, authorities are battling to contain an invasive beetle that is poised to devastate the great hardwood forests of N...

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C-Published in November 2009. This is still fairly recent. This is still a prevalent issue in deciduous forests.

R- The audience is those interested in forestry. It’s a magazine article. The article is rather long and detailed.

A- The article is written by Smithsonian. It is well-respected and scholarly

A- The source appears accurate. There is no bibliography

P- Purpose is to educate about invasive species in a particular forest. It is written by a forester, so it might exaggerate to gain awareness and action.



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