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Are you ready to take an incredible journey around Planet Earth and beyond? In this course, you will delve into a world of innovative science and learn from a team of Biosphere 2 and University of Arizona researchers. From plants and soils, to oceans and rainforests, the Moon, Mars, and more, this course is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in science and Earth stewardship. Learn how a unique research station in the Arizona desert is used to investigate big ideas, such as how Earth systems interact, the effects of climate change, and what our future holds. Go back in time thousands of years with information locked in ancient trees, and travel into an imagined future where humans become Martians. Collect and analyze your own scientific data, discuss big questions with participants from around the world, and gain novel insights and understanding about our wonderfully unique planet....
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Biosphere 2, an Icon of Possibilities

Why would anyone build an enormous glass structure in the Arizona desert? In Module 1, you will get a virtual introduction to the engineering marvel that is Biosphere 2. Learn about the fascinating history of Biosphere 2 and how it is currently used as the world’s best research instrument for earth systems science. Discover how the ocean, rainforest, and desert can be studied in one enclosed, three-acre structure in the Arizona desert. With Dr. Joaquin Ruiz, University of Arizona (UA) Vice President for Innovation, Director of Biosphere 2, Dean of UA Science, Geoscientist, and John Adams, Deputy Director, UA Biosphere 2....
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9 видео (всего 50 мин.), 4 тестов
Video9 видео
Meet Joaquin Ruiz, Director of Biosphere 21мин
Module 1 Intro2мин
Meet John Adams2мин
Lecture 1a – Introducing Biosphere 25мин
Lecture 1b - The Story of Biosphere 29мин
Lecture 1c - Biosphere 2 Research13мин
Lecture 1d - Biosphere 2 and the Water Cycle10мин
Module 1 Wrap Up1мин
Quiz4 практического упражнения
Lecture 1a10мин
Lecture 1b10мин
Lecture 1c10мин
Lecture 1d10мин

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Climate Disruption

How do we know that human activity is changing the climate? In Module 2, you will hear from scientists who reconstruct past climates by unlocking information held in ancient trees. Discover how tree rings help us understand drought and wildfire patterns across time and space. Learn what global warming is, exactly, and how it is accelerated by carbon emissions. With Dr. Kevin Anchukaitis, Geography and UA Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, and Dr. David Frank, UA Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research....
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7 видео (всего 62 мин.), 1 материал для самостоятельного изучения, 3 тестов
Video7 видео
Meet Kevin Anchukaitis1мин
Lecture 2a - Global Warming and Carbon Dioxide17мин
Lecture 2b - Rain, Snow, & Climate Change19мин
Meet David Frank1мин
Lecture 2c - Fires & Climate Disruption17мин
Module 2 Wrap Up1мин
Reading1 материал для самостоятельного изучения
Module 2 Supplemental Content10мин
Quiz3 практического упражнения
Lecture 2a10мин
Lecture 2b10мин
Lecture 2c10мин

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The Science of Water Availability

Where is Earth’s water? In Module 3, you will learn about the global water cycle and discover how much water exists, where it exists, and how it moves around the environment. Learn how Biosphere 2 and Critical Zone research are used to study the water cycle. With Dr. Peter Troch, Director of Science at Biosphere 2, UA Hydrology....
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7 видео (всего 42 мин.), 4 тестов
Video7 видео
Meet Peter Troch1мин
Lecture 3a - Water on Earth11мин
Lecture 3b - How much water do we use?5мин
Lecture 3c - How will climate change affect water availability?9мин
Lecture 3d - Water cycle research10мин
Module 3 Wrap Up1мин
Quiz4 практического упражнения
Lecture 3a10мин
Lecture 3b10мин
Lecture 3c10мин
Lecture 3d10мин

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Desert Plants, Climate, and Changing Landscapes

How can many different species coexist in once place? In Module 4, go beyond Biosphere 2 to UA Tumamoc Hill—the world’s oldest long-term desert ecology research site near the University of Arizona. Learn how living and nonliving components of the environment are related, how different species coexist, and how climate variation affects Sonoran Desert plants. With Dr. Larry Venable, UA Ecology & Evolutionary Biology....
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7 видео (всего 64 мин.), 1 материал для самостоятельного изучения, 4 тестов
Video7 видео
Meet Larry Venable2мин
Lecture 4a - Biodiversity and its maintenance13мин
Lecture 4b - Functional traits and diversity12мин
Lecture 4c - Vegetation response to climate change17мин
Lecture 4d - Biological bet hedging14мин
Module 4 Wrap Up1мин
Reading1 материал для самостоятельного изучения
Module 4 Supplemental Content10мин
Quiz4 практического упражнения
Lecture 4a10мин
Lecture 4b10мин
Lecture 4c8мин
Lecture 4d10мин
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автор: WKMay 11th 2018

This course covered so many interesting things and topics, and also went into some astronomy, which I really enjoy. Overall would recommend this course if you are interested in Earth.

автор: BSSep 12th 2018

I really loved this course! So much information and really well laid out in great modules.

Преподаватель

Kevin E. Bonine, PhD

Director of Education and Outreach
Biosphere 2

О University of Arizona

The University of Arizona is the state’s land-grant university and a member of the Association of American Universities—made up of just 62 universities in the country. As one of the world’s premier public research universities, the university conducts more than $625 million of research annually. Home to two allopathic medical schools in Tucson and Phoenix, the UA Tech Park, and a member of the Arizona Space Grant Consortium, the university creates an $8.3 billion economic impact for Arizona. U.S. News and World Report placed 14 University of Arizona graduate programs among the top 20 in the nation and it is one of the nation’s top producers of Fulbright Scholars. With its strategic academic and business plan, “Never Settle,” as its guide, the university is producing graduates who are global citizens, engaged leaders, and fulfilled individuals....

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