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1
完成時間為 2 小時

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....
9 個視頻 (總計 50 分鐘), 4 個測驗
9 個視頻
Meet Joaquin Ruiz, Director of Biosphere 21分鐘
Module 1 Intro2分鐘
Meet John Adams2分鐘
Lecture 1a – Introducing Biosphere 25分鐘
Lecture 1b - The Story of Biosphere 29分鐘
Lecture 1c - Biosphere 2 Research13分鐘
Lecture 1d - Biosphere 2 and the Water Cycle10分鐘
Module 1 Wrap Up1分鐘
4 個練習
Lecture 1a10分鐘
Lecture 1b10分鐘
Lecture 1c10分鐘
Lecture 1d10分鐘
2
完成時間為 2 小時

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....
7 個視頻 (總計 62 分鐘), 1 個閱讀材料, 3 個測驗
7 個視頻
Meet Kevin Anchukaitis1分鐘
Lecture 2a - Global Warming and Carbon Dioxide17分鐘
Lecture 2b - Rain, Snow, & Climate Change19分鐘
Meet David Frank1分鐘
Lecture 2c - Fires & Climate Disruption17分鐘
Module 2 Wrap Up1分鐘
1 個閱讀材料
Module 2 Supplemental Content10分鐘
3 個練習
Lecture 2a10分鐘
Lecture 2b10分鐘
Lecture 2c10分鐘
3
完成時間為 1 小時

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....
7 個視頻 (總計 42 分鐘), 4 個測驗
7 個視頻
Meet Peter Troch1分鐘
Lecture 3a - Water on Earth11分鐘
Lecture 3b - How much water do we use?5分鐘
Lecture 3c - How will climate change affect water availability?9分鐘
Lecture 3d - Water cycle research10分鐘
Module 3 Wrap Up1分鐘
4 個練習
Lecture 3a10分鐘
Lecture 3b10分鐘
Lecture 3c10分鐘
Lecture 3d10分鐘
4
完成時間為 2 小時

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....
7 個視頻 (總計 64 分鐘), 1 個閱讀材料, 4 個測驗
7 個視頻
Meet Larry Venable2分鐘
Lecture 4a - Biodiversity and its maintenance13分鐘
Lecture 4b - Functional traits and diversity12分鐘
Lecture 4c - Vegetation response to climate change17分鐘
Lecture 4d - Biological bet hedging14分鐘
Module 4 Wrap Up1分鐘
1 個閱讀材料
Module 4 Supplemental Content10分鐘
4 個練習
Lecture 4a10分鐘
Lecture 4b10分鐘
Lecture 4c8分鐘
Lecture 4d10分鐘
5
完成時間為 1 小時

Rainforests in an Altered World

What can the Biosphere 2 rainforest tell us about the future? Module 5 focuses on tropical rainforests in the Amazon Basin of South America, and the controlled rainforest inside Biosphere 2. Learn about the fascinating activity of tropical forests, the major roles they play in global climate, and the potential impacts of deforestation and climate change. With Dr. Joost Van Haren, Biosphere 2, UA Honors, and Dr. Scott Saleska, UA Ecology & Evolutionary Biology....
5 個視頻 (總計 30 分鐘), 2 個測驗
5 個視頻
Meet Joost Van Haren2分鐘
Lecture 5a - The Biosphere 2 Rainforest12分鐘
Lecture 5b - Tropical Rainforests of the Amazon11分鐘
Module 5 Wrap Up1分鐘
2 個練習
Lecture 5a10分鐘
Lecture 5b10分鐘
6
完成時間為 2 小時

Sea Changes in our Marine Environment

Why are coral reefs in peril, and what can we do about it? In Module 6, discover the immense role that oceans play in global climate, heat distribution, and human livelihoods. Learn why global warming is sometimes called ocean warming, how ocean acidification affects marine life, and innovative ways in which the ocean is studied. With Dr. Julia Cole, U. of Michigan, UA Biosphere 2 Marine Research....
7 個視頻 (總計 54 分鐘), 1 個閱讀材料, 4 個測驗
7 個視頻
Meet Julia Cole1分鐘
Lecture 6a - The ocean, climate, and humans8分鐘
Lecture 6b - Global warming, Ocean warming12分鐘
Lecture 6c - Acidification: Warming's evil twin12分鐘
Lecture 6d - The global coral reef crisis15分鐘
Module 6 Wrap Up1分鐘
1 個閱讀材料
Module 6 Supplemental Content10分鐘
4 個練習
Lecture 6a10分鐘
Lecture 6b10分鐘
Lecture 6c10分鐘
Lecture 6d10分鐘
7
完成時間為 2 小時

Soil Science - Foundations & Implications

How can soil be alive? In Module 7, discover the fascinating, microscopic world within soils and their critical role in Earth systems. Learn how soils provide functions and services that make them vital to our health and wellbeing. With Dr. Rachel Gallery, UA School of Natural Resources and the Environment, and Dr. Katerina Dontsova, UA Soil Water & Environmental Science, Biosphere 2....
8 個視頻 (總計 63 分鐘), 1 個閱讀材料, 4 個測驗
8 個視頻
Meet Katerina Dontsova2分鐘
Lecture 7a - Why do we care about soil?19分鐘
Meet Rachel Gallery1分鐘
Lecture 7b - Soil biodiversity13分鐘
Lecture 7c - Soil microorganisms17分鐘
Lesson 7d - Soils and human survival5分鐘
Module 7 Wrap Up1分鐘
1 個閱讀材料
Module 7 Supplemental Content10分鐘
4 個練習
Lecture 7a10分鐘
Lecture 7b10分鐘
Lecture 7c10分鐘
Lecture 7d10分鐘
8
完成時間為 2 小時

Feeding the Future

Can a Mars or Lunar greenhouse help feed people on Earth? In Module 8, learn how space-farming models can be applied on Earth as we move towards a global population of 10 billion people. Discover innovative controlled agricultural systems, learn more about how plants grow, and get a chance to produce your own hydroponically grown vegetables at home! With Dr. Gene Giacomelli, UA Controlled Environment Agriculture Center....
6 個視頻 (總計 45 分鐘), 1 個閱讀材料, 3 個測驗
6 個視頻
Meet Gene Giacomelli2分鐘
Lecture 8a - Plant processes and the Lunar Greenhouse13分鐘
Lecture 8b - Controlled Environment Agriculture14分鐘
Lecture 8c - Home Grown Hydroponics12分鐘
Module 8 Wrap Up1分鐘
1 個閱讀材料
Module 8 Supplemental Content10分鐘
3 個練習
Lecture 8a10分鐘
Lecture 8b10分鐘
Lecture 8c10分鐘
9
完成時間為 3 小時

Life and Resources in Space - Should We Go There?

When will humans live beyond Earth’s gravity? Module 9 is a fascinating and inspiring journey into space. Ignite your imagination as you learn about space tourism, asteroid-mining, moon elevators, robotic space explorers, and Mars colonization. While focusing on space, this module is sure to reaffirm your appreciation of Planet Earth. With Dr. Chris Impey, Associate Dean UA College of Science, UA Astronomy....
8 個視頻 (總計 135 分鐘), 1 個閱讀材料, 5 個測驗
8 個視頻
Meet Chris Impey2分鐘
Lecture 9a - Living on a finite planet12分鐘
Lecture 9b - Resources in space19分鐘
Lecture 9c - The future of space travel33分鐘
Lecture 9d - The Moon and Mars38分鐘
Lecture 9e - Living Beyond Earth24分鐘
Module 9 Wrap Up1分鐘
1 個閱讀材料
Module 9 Supplemental Content10分鐘
5 個練習
Lecture 9a10分鐘
Lecture 9b10分鐘
Lecture 9c12分鐘
Lecture 9d10分鐘
Lecture 9e10分鐘
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創建者 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.

創建者 BSSep 12th 2018

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

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