.|  Baltimore Ecosystem Study
Biocomplexity and the Habitable Planet
 

Graphic: Alan Berkowitz
Introduction
 
This is the main page for materials for Unit 1 of the Biocomplexity and the Habitable Planet curriculum. Included are links to:
  1. Video Interview of Dr. Steward Pickett,
  2. Data Sets,
  3. Investigation Handbook Instructions and
  4. Supplementary Materials.

 
When downloading these files click the link with the right mouse button, and then use "Save Target as..." (or "Save Link as...") option.
 
1) Video: – HERE
 
2) Data Sets:
 
GIS Data Sets:
 
  • MyWorld project file – contains GIS data about Woodlawn High School for Unit 1. This file utilizes the MyWorld GIS software.
     
    Download the file HERE (right click)

 
Excel Data Sets:
 
  • Woodlawn High School Vegetation & Wildlife Dataset – Contains raw and analyzed data from lawn quadrats, forest plots, two vertical profile transects, wildlife observations and a complete plant list.
     
    Download the file HERE (right click)
     
  • Woodlawn School Grounds Perception Study Dataset – Contains raw and analyzed data from surveys of students, teachers, administrators and neighbors about the school grounds at Woodlawn High School.
     
    Download the file HERE (right click)
     
  • Woodlawn School Grounds Activities Study Dataset – Data from direct informants at Woodlawn High School about sports and class use of the school grounds; and about “casual” use (people entering and leaving the school grounds, etc.). The casual use in formation includes data from the Direct Observation Study conducted there.
     
    Download the file HERE (right click)
     
3) Investigation Handbook Instructions (MS Word Files)
 
  • Mapping and Sampling – Contains instructions for the Mapping Investigation and basic guidelines and instructions for ecological and social science sampling.
     
    Download the file HERE (right click)
     
  • Biotic Factors – Contains instructions for quadrat and transect sampling of plant communities, and for studying the vertical structure of vegetation.
     
    Download the file HERE (right click)
     
  • Social Factors
     
    Download the file HERE (right click)
     
  • Water Research
     
    Download the file HERE (right click)
     
  • Nitrogen Research
     
    Download the file HERE (right click)
     
4) Supplementary Materials (MS Word Files)
 
Data Collection Forms for Editing:
 
  • Handbook - Unit 1 - Social Factors - Blank Perception Study Survey Form – School Community
     
    Download the file HERE (right click)
     
  • Handbook - Unit 1 - Social Factors - Blank Perception Study Survey Form - Neighbor
     
    Download the file HERE (right click)
     
  • Handbook - Unit 1 - Social Factors - Blank Observation Study Survey Form
     
    Download the file HERE (right click)