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How to restore a rainforest

How to restore a rainforest | Tropical Forest | Scoop.it
By piecing together a complex ecological puzzle, biologist Willie Smits believes he has found a way to re-grow clearcut rainforest in Borneo, saving local orangutans — and creating a thrilling blueprint for restoring fragile ecosystems. NOTE: The core content of this talk has been challenged on a number of grounds. For details, and Willie Smits' response, please see "A challenge to Willie Smits' talk" below.
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Currency: The video was published in February 2009, indicating that it is recent, up to date, and valid.

 

Relevance: The intended audience of this video are individuals who want to know about the importance of tropical rainforest to humans and how to restore it. The information is very detailed and contains a sufficient amount of different perspectives. The source matches the topic, and it comes from an experienced speaker. The works that the biologist did support the claims and information mentioned in the video.

 

Authority: The information is scholarly because it is from an expert in Ted Talk. The source matches the topic of tropical forest.

 

Accuracy: The resources used for this information support the information presented in this website about the topic of the tropical forest.

 

Purpose: The purpose of the video is to offer information of the impacts of people on the tropical rainforest and how it is important for humans.

 

Reason to choose this source: I choose this source for my curation because it offers multiple perspectives on the topics related to the tropical forest as well as solutions to saving the tropical rainforest.

 

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Net Primary Productivity

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Currency: The information was published in 2013. The information is up-to-date and recent, indicating valid evidence.

 

Relevance: The intended audience of this study article is individuals who want to know about the net primary productivity of tropical rainforests, such as the Amazon rainforest. The information is very detailed and contains a lot of information and methods to explain the process of finding NPP and why. The source is related to the topic because it talks about the net primary productivity of rainforests.

 

Authority: The study was organized through multiple science universities from all over the world such as China and the Netherlands. They try to help with the understanding of the tropical rainforests by informing about vital information such as net primary productivity.

 

Accuracy: The source matches the topic. The work supports the claims and information mentioned in the study.

 

Purpose: This study offers information of the net primary productivity of tropical rainforests.

 

Reason to choose this source: I choose this source for my curation because it offers detailed explanation on NPP as well as the methods to calculating it in multiple tropical rainforests.

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Deforestation and forest degradation factors

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Currency: The information was published in 2003. The information is semi up-to-date, indicating enough valid evidence.

 

Relevance: The intended audience of this journal article is individuals who want to know the limiting factors for the tropical rainforest biome. The information is very detailed to explain all about the factors. The source is related to the topic because it talks about the tropical rainforests limiting factor. The source is related to the topic because it talks about the limiting factors of the tropical rainforest.

 

Authority: The journal article was submitted to be used to the XII World Forestry Congress in Canada.

 

Accuracy: The source matches the topic, and it has a reference page. The works mentioned in the reference portion support the claims and information mentioned in the journal article.

 

Purpose: This journal offers information of the limiting factors of the tropical forest.

 

Reason to choose this source: I choose this source for my curation because it offers specific information on the limiting factors of the tropical rainforests.

 

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Science in Context - Forest, Tropical

Science in Context - Forest, Tropical | Tropical Forest | Scoop.it
Science in Context
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Currency: The information was published in October 1, 2009. The information is up-to-date and recent, indicating valid evidence.

 

Relevance: The intended audience is to individuals who want to expand their knowledge on tropical forests. The information is detailed and related to the topic because it focuses on specific topics relating to the tropical rainforest, such as climate, plant characteristics, animal characteristics. and issues facing the tropical forest.  

 

Authority: The information is scholarly because it is from Gale Science in Context.

 

Accuracy: The source matches the topic of tropical forest, and there is a bibliography/works cited page. The resources used for this information support the information presented in this website about the topic of the tropical forest.

 

Purpose: The purpose of the website is to inform the readers about the tropical forest, specifically focusing on the climate, plant characteristics, animal characteristics. and issues facing the tropical forest.

 

Reason to choose the source: I choose this source for my curation because it offers insight on the topics related to the tropical forest: climate, plant characteristics, animal characteristics. and issues facing the tropical forest.

 

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Tropical rain forest - Science in Context

Tropical rain forest - Science in Context | Tropical Forest | Scoop.it
Science in Context
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Currency: The information was published in 2011, and it was revised and updated on September 30, 2013. The information is up-to-date and recent, indicating valid evidence.

 

Relevance: The intended audience is to individuals who want to expand their knowledge on tropical forests. The information is detailed and related to the topic because it focuses on specific topics relating to the tropical rainforest, such as plant characteristics, locations, and examples and gives information on each of these topics. The intended readership level is for high-schoolers and older.

 

Authority: The information is scholarly, and it is an environmental encyclopedia in Gale.

 

Accuracy: The source matches the topic of tropical forest, and there is a bibliography/works cited page. The resources used for this information include books, periodicals, and other national geographic websites, which all verify and support the information presented in this encyclopedia over the tropical forest.

 

Purpose: The purpose of the encyclopedia is to inform the readers about the tropical forest, specifically focusing on the locations. examples. and the characteristics of plants.

 

Reason to choose this source: I choose this website for my curation because it offers information about the location and plant characteristics of the tropical forest.

 

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How to restore a rainforest

How to restore a rainforest | Tropical Forest | Scoop.it
By piecing together a complex ecological puzzle, biologist Willie Smits believes he has found a way to re-grow clearcut rainforest in Borneo, saving local orangutans — and creating a thrilling blueprint for restoring fragile ecosystems. NOTE: The core content of this talk has been challenged on a number of grounds. For details, and Willie Smits' response, please see "A challenge to Willie Smits' talk" below.
Teja's insight:

Currency: The video was published in February 2009, indicating that it is recent, up to date, and valid.

 

Relevance: The intended audience of this video are individuals who want to know about the importance of tropical rainforest to humans and how to restore it. The information is very detailed and contains a sufficient amount of different perspectives. The source matches the topic, and it comes from an experienced speaker. The works that the biologist did support the claims and information mentioned in the video.

 

Authority: The information is scholarly because it is from an expert in Ted Talk. The source matches the topic of tropical forest.

 

Accuracy: The resources used for this information support the information presented in this website about the topic of the tropical forest.

 

Purpose: The purpose of the video is to offer information of the impacts of people on the tropical rainforest and how it is important for humans.

 

Reason to choose this source: I choose this source for my curation because it offers multiple perspectives on the topics related to the tropical forest as well as solutions to saving the tropical rainforest.

 

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Productivity - Rainforest - Case study

Productivity - Rainforest - Case study | Tropical Forest | Scoop.it
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Currency: The information was published in 2014. The information is up-to-date and recent, indicating valid evidence.

 

Relevance: The intended audience of this case study is individuals who want to know about the net primary productivity of tropical rainforests. The information is very detailed and contains a lot of charts to explain the issues the biome is facing. The source is related to the topic because it talks about the net primary productivity of rainforests.

 

Authority: The study was received by the Rainforest Conservation Fund organization. They try to help with the preservation of the tropical rainforests by informing about vital information such as net primary productivity.

 

Accuracy: The source matches the topic. The work supports the claims and information mentioned in the study.

 

Purpose: This study offers information of the net primary productivity of the tropical rainforest.

 

Reason to choose this source: I choose this source for my curation because it offers detailed information about the net productivity for the tropical rainforest.

 

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Science in Context

Science in Context
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Currency: The information was published in September 2013. The information is up-to-date and recent, indicating valid evidence.

 

Relevance: The intended audience of this journal article is individuals who want to know the natural and human disturbance to the tropical forest biome. The information is very detailed and contains a lot of charts to explain the issues the biome is facing.The source is related to the topic because it talks about the issues the tropical forest faces, specifically humans and natural.

 

Authority: The journal article was received on February 1st, checked by author Carl F. Salk, and accepted on June 1st.

 

Accuracy: The source matches the topic, and it has a bibliography page. The works mentioned in the bibliography support the claims and information mentioned in the journal article.

 

Purpose: The purpose of this academic journal is to offer information of the issues facing the tropical forest.

 

Reason to choose this source: I choose this source for my curation because it offers human and natural issues facing the biome and additional information about the tropical forest.

 

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