SLEWS Habitat Restoration
There are seven units, each with multiple lessons and labs, developed in collaboration with SLEWS teachers and UC Davis graduate students in Ecology. Our lead teacher/writer was Jerry Delsol of Woodland HS. Financial support came from the US National Science Foundation IGERT program, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Nature Restoration Trust, and the Yocha Dehe Community Fund.
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Biomes and Habitat
- Basic Ecosystem Units
- Biotic and Abiotic Factors
- Trophic Levels
- Community Interactions
- Limiting Factors
- California Biomes Lesson/Lab
- Watershed Hydrology
- Water Pollutants
- Monitoring Measurements
- Benefits of Vegetative Restoration
- Monitoring Protocols Lesson/Labs
- Energy Defined
- Laws of Thermodyanmics
- Respiration and Photosynthesis
- Trophic Levels Explained
- Ecosystem Energy Flow
- What is environmental history?
- Why do changes in the land matter?
- Major human disturbances in central Californian environmental history
- Invasive species
- Environmental History Activity
- Invasive Species Profiles
- Time Capsule and Student Presentations
- Biotic Potential and Environmental Resistance
- Limiting Factors
- Importance of Diversity
- What is a population and how they grow?
- How do invasive species populations grow?
- Invasive Species and their New Ecosystem
- Population Ecology Lesson/Lab
- Community Ecology Basics
- Changes in Communities
- Community Ecology and Restoration
- Management Plans
- Part I: Site Visit to a Non Invaded Community
- Part II: Pre-Restoration Site Visit to a Typical Invaded Central Valley Community
- Part III: Post-Restoration Site Visit
- Part IV: Management Plan