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Case Study:The Amazon Rainforest

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https://www.e-education.psu.edu/geog030/node/395

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C- This Case study was copyrighted in the year 2014 therefore it proves recent relevant to today results.

R- The information relates to the topic of the Tropical Rain Forest because it talks about how rainforests work and different ways to stop deforestation and resource exhaustion in the biome. The information is college level because it is produced by Penn State, a widely known college. 

A- The author of this case study is Seth Baum, Graduate Assistant and PhD in Geography. The URL has .edu which proves it to be a educational website, not some dot-com website which are sometimes unreliable.

A-This information comes from a college class case study done by Seth Baum who has a PhD in Geography. The Co-Authors for this case study are head of the department of geography at Penn State.

P-The purpose of this case study is to inform readers about the tropical rainforest and the issues of deforestation and nutrient exhaustion. The information is primary fact based. 

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C- This journal article is current and relevant; it was published on September 1, 2012 and it hasn’t been revised since. 

R- This journal article is relevant because it talks about what happens to the soil of the rainforest if/when it is burned down.

A- The authors are Heidy Schimann and Caroline Petit-JeanFrench. Heidy works for the National Institute for Agricultural Research, and Caroline has a PhD. They are qualified to write on this topic.

A- Their credentials are impressive, and they are a very reliable source of information. The information they provide is supported by evidence.

P- The purpose of this journal article is to inform the audience on the microbial bio indicators of soil functioning after disturbance. The information provided are facts, not opinions.

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Case Study:The Amazon Rainforest

Case Study:The Amazon Rainforest | Tropical Rainforest | Scoop.it

https://www.e-education.psu.edu/geog030/node/395

Caroline R's insight:

C- This Case study was copyrighted in the year 2014 therefore it proves recent relevant to today results.

R- The information relates to the topic of the Tropical Rain Forest because it talks about how rainforests work and different ways to stop deforestation and resource exhaustion in the biome. The information is college level because it is produced by Penn State, a widely known college. 

A- The author of this case study is Seth Baum, Graduate Assistant and PhD in Geography. The URL has .edu which proves it to be a educational website, not some dot-com website which are sometimes unreliable.

A-This information comes from a college class case study done by Seth Baum who has a PhD in Geography. The Co-Authors for this case study are head of the department of geography at Penn State.

P-The purpose of this case study is to inform readers about the tropical rainforest and the issues of deforestation and nutrient exhaustion. The information is primary fact based. 

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IMAX Tropical Rainforest - YouTube

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C- This video was published within the last 5 years, therefore the information in it is still reliable and accurate.

R- This video is relevant to the topic because the whole video is based around the different aspects of the Tropical Rainforest. Featuring the birds and primates of the forest canopy and insects of the forest floor, Tropical Rainforest also shows the adventure of researchers challenged to understand the forests. The film lets you experience the forest on its own terms, to better understand and appreciate the treasures of this environment. 

A- The publisher of this video is on the educational pages of YouTube (as there were no videos available about the Tropical Rainforest on the databases) and seem reliable, however they are a .com and not a .org or a .gov website.

A- Based on the knowledge attained from the research about the Tropical Rainforest, the information in this video is all accurate. The researchers who made this video went inside the Tropical Rainforest to do the research, allowing further validity. 

P- The purpose is to allow the viewer to get a deeper understanding of the Tropical Rainforest as they are able to look inside and see what the researchers saw. There seems to be no bias, but rather a neutral informative stance.

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News Article Tropical Rainforest - GREENR Logout

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C- This news article was posted on July 14, 2014 by Global Warming Focus. This article has not been revised since then.

R- This article has very relevant information to the topic, because it discusses the tropical rainforest in the U.S. and the effects of warming on this rainforest. It easy to understand, yet still has enough valuable information.

A- The publisher of this article is Global Warming Focus, and they seem pretty reliable, however they are a .com and not a .org or a .gov website.

A- The information in the article seems very reliable since there is more than just one piece of evidence backing up the claims of the article. Based on prior knowledge, the information about greenhouse gases and climate are correct. 

P- The purpose of this article is to inform the readers about the new studies being done on the effects of warming on tropical rainforests. 

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UXL Science Resources Encyclopedia Tropical Rainforest

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Caroline R's insight:

C- This article was published in 2009 by UXL Science Resources. The article has not been revised since then. This topic works with old information because it is solely facts. Old sources will work. 

R- The article relates very well to the topic at hand. Information is not too advanced but had adequate information to qualify as high school level. 

A- The article is published by the UXL Complete Life Science Resource organization. Julie Carnagie and Leonard C. Bruno are the authors of this article and are largely affiliated with the organization. 

A- The information is collected from the UXL Science Resources which proves the information cited in the article to be true. Based on prior knowledge and assumptions the information regarding the temperature and climate are tantamount to prior knowledge. Language seems very objective and there are not spelling mistakes 

P- The purpose of this article is to inform/teach readers that basic facts about the tropical rainforest i.e.. plants in the rainforest animals etc. 

 

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