Ecology

(QH:540-559)
Q--ScienceR-MedicineS-AgricultureT-TechnologyU-MilitaryV-Naval


QH 540.4 Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Terms of Environment: Glossary, Abbreviations, and Acronyms

Summary:
Terms of Environment: Glossary, Abbreviations, and Acronyms is a site which "...defines in non-technical language the more commonly used environmental terms appearing in EPA [Environmental Protection Agency] publications, news releases, and other Agency documents available to the general public, students, the media, and Agency employees." At the top of the site's main page are links to the EPA homepage, comments area, search area, and index.
Within the site's main page is the listing of environmental terms; topics within the listing include: (1) the metadata record; (2) introduction to the site; (3) alphabetical listing (glossary) of terms, divided into letter groupings; and (4) abbreviations and acronyms listings, divided into letter groupings. The metadata record provides information on the site, detailing its purpose, sponsor information and an abstract of the contents. At the bottom of the site's main page are links to view the original Gopher form of the site and all EPA links found at the top of the main page.
To view the glossary, users should select a letter group from the main listings; scrolling allows viewing of glossary contents. Each term is featured with a detailed definition. To view the abbreviations and acronyms listings, users should select a category from the main listing; scrolling allows viewing of records. For each entry, the abbreviation (or acronym) is provided, along with its translation (full entry).
The site is sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); Washington, D.C.
To Search:
Select topic of interest from main page of site; scroll to view records.

QH 541.2 Study and Teaching. Research

Development and Environmental Education Curriculum Directory

Summary:
The Development and Environmental Education Curriculum Directory "...presents online 600 records exerpted from the educational resource database compiled by the American Forum for Global Education. The materials...are those specific to environmental education....The American Forum provides leadership in education by forging links between educators and others who want to bring educational change with a global perspective into the mainstream...."
At the top of the site's main page is a link to the American Forum for Global Education. Below this area are the major access methods for the site: (1) search records (by a keyword); (2) title index (browsing); and (3) topic index (brwosing). The first method, "search records," produces a query page, with the following fields: title, author, abstract, publisher, and searching options. The second method, "title index," offers an alphabetical listing of titles. The topic index offers an alphabetical listing of topics; within the 37 topics, there are subtopics open for viewing. In this region, topic titles provide access to the complete record of the resource.
A resource's complete record consists of: (1) title; (2) author; (3) type of material; (4) discipline; (5) audience; (6) abstract; (7) publisher contact information; (8) entry date; (9) price; and (10) record number. At the bottom of the site's main page is a link to the site's sponsor, the University of Michigan.
The site is sponsored by EE-Link: Environmental Education on the Internet; the University of Michigan; Ann Arbor.
To Search:
Select search method from site's main page; enter information into query page or select topic/title from listing to view complete record.

QH 545.F5 Influence of Special Factors in the Environment. Fire. Fire Ecology

References on the American Indian Use of Fire in Ecosystems

Summary:
References on the American Indian Use of Fire in Ecosystems is a bibliography of sources conerning intentional burning, compiled by Gerald W. Williams of the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region. Upon accessing the site, the user will find an introduction to the bibliography, in which the author discusses reasons for intentional burning by Native Americans -- hunting, crop management, fireproofing areas, pest management, warfare, clearing areas for travel, felling trees, and other causes. Listings of sources begin immediately following the text's introduction. Users should scroll to view the contents of the bibliography.
Within the bibliography, citations appear for books, reports, and journal articles. Information presented for books features: (1) author's name (last, first); (2) title; (3) publisher (name and location); (4) number of pages; and (5) references to burning (page numbers). For journal articles, the following is noted: (1) author's name (last, first); (2) date of publication; (3) title of article; (4) page numbers; (5) journal title; (6) publisher (name and location); and (7) references to burning (page numbers).
The site is sponsored by the Department of Anthropology; the University of New York at Buffalo; Buffalo, New York.
To Search:
Scroll to view contents of site.
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