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Invasion Ecology Book CoverInvasion Ecology
Developed by the Cornell Environmental Inquiry Program, Invasion Ecology consists of a student edition and teacher's guide designed to enable high school students to carry out authentic research. By studying non-native invasive species such as purple loosestrife and Phragmites, students will learn about the links between biology and ecology -- and explore how scientists are fighting these aggressors with biological controls. Invasion Ecology was published by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and is available at 1-800-277-5300 or http://store.nsta.org.

Online resources to accompany the books

More about Invasion Ecology:

Invasion Ecology includes:

  • An in-depth explanation of population, community, and ecosystem ecology
  • An introduction to invasive species, including what they are, how they have affected ecosystems in the United States, and several case studies
  • Simple but authentic research protocols for measuring the impact of invasive species on the ecosystems they inhabit
  • A progression of worksheets that guides students through each step of research, providing structure but flexibility in designing and conducting meaningful experiments, and
  • Guidelines for integrating peer review and other collaborative knowledge-building into classroom science.

Other books in the Cornell Scientific Inquiry Series
Assessing Toxic Risk, Decay and Renewal, and Watershed Dynamics are available from NSTA. Click on the book covers below for more information.

Assessing Toxic Risk Book Cover  Decay and Renewal Book Cover  Watershed Dynamics Book Cover

Other Environmental Inquiry Publications
Visit our publication page to find out about other curricula, conference papers, videos, websites, and peer-reviewed journal articles that have been developed through the Environmental Inquiry program.


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