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1
完成时间为 2 小时

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 个视频 (总计 50 分钟), 4 个测验
9 个视频
Meet Joaquin Ruiz, Director of Biosphere 21分钟
Module 1 Intro2分钟
Meet John Adams2分钟
Lecture 1a – Introducing Biosphere 25分钟
Lecture 1b - The Story of Biosphere 29分钟
Lecture 1c - Biosphere 2 Research13分钟
Lecture 1d - Biosphere 2 and the Water Cycle10分钟
Module 1 Wrap Up1分钟
4 个练习
Lecture 1a10分钟
Lecture 1b10分钟
Lecture 1c10分钟
Lecture 1d10分钟
2
完成时间为 2 小时

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 个视频 (总计 62 分钟), 1 个阅读材料, 3 个测验
7 个视频
Meet Kevin Anchukaitis1分钟
Lecture 2a - Global Warming and Carbon Dioxide17分钟
Lecture 2b - Rain, Snow, & Climate Change19分钟
Meet David Frank1分钟
Lecture 2c - Fires & Climate Disruption17分钟
Module 2 Wrap Up1分钟
1 个阅读材料
Module 2 Supplemental Content10分钟
3 个练习
Lecture 2a10分钟
Lecture 2b10分钟
Lecture 2c10分钟
3
完成时间为 1 小时

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 个视频 (总计 42 分钟), 4 个测验
7 个视频
Meet Peter Troch1分钟
Lecture 3a - Water on Earth11分钟
Lecture 3b - How much water do we use?5分钟
Lecture 3c - How will climate change affect water availability?9分钟
Lecture 3d - Water cycle research10分钟
Module 3 Wrap Up1分钟
4 个练习
Lecture 3a10分钟
Lecture 3b10分钟
Lecture 3c10分钟
Lecture 3d10分钟
4
完成时间为 2 小时

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 个视频 (总计 64 分钟), 1 个阅读材料, 4 个测验
7 个视频
Meet Larry Venable2分钟
Lecture 4a - Biodiversity and its maintenance13分钟
Lecture 4b - Functional traits and diversity12分钟
Lecture 4c - Vegetation response to climate change17分钟
Lecture 4d - Biological bet hedging14分钟
Module 4 Wrap Up1分钟
1 个阅读材料
Module 4 Supplemental Content10分钟
4 个练习
Lecture 4a10分钟
Lecture 4b10分钟
Lecture 4c8分钟
Lecture 4d10分钟
5
完成时间为 1 小时

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 个视频 (总计 30 分钟), 2 个测验
5 个视频
Meet Joost Van Haren2分钟
Lecture 5a - The Biosphere 2 Rainforest12分钟
Lecture 5b - Tropical Rainforests of the Amazon11分钟
Module 5 Wrap Up1分钟
2 个练习
Lecture 5a10分钟
Lecture 5b10分钟
6
完成时间为 2 小时

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 个视频 (总计 54 分钟), 1 个阅读材料, 4 个测验
7 个视频
Meet Julia Cole1分钟
Lecture 6a - The ocean, climate, and humans8分钟
Lecture 6b - Global warming, Ocean warming12分钟
Lecture 6c - Acidification: Warming's evil twin12分钟
Lecture 6d - The global coral reef crisis15分钟
Module 6 Wrap Up1分钟
1 个阅读材料
Module 6 Supplemental Content10分钟
4 个练习
Lecture 6a10分钟
Lecture 6b10分钟
Lecture 6c10分钟
Lecture 6d10分钟
7
完成时间为 2 小时

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 个视频 (总计 63 分钟), 1 个阅读材料, 4 个测验
8 个视频
Meet Katerina Dontsova2分钟
Lecture 7a - Why do we care about soil?19分钟
Meet Rachel Gallery1分钟
Lecture 7b - Soil biodiversity13分钟
Lecture 7c - Soil microorganisms17分钟
Lesson 7d - Soils and human survival5分钟
Module 7 Wrap Up1分钟
1 个阅读材料
Module 7 Supplemental Content10分钟
4 个练习
Lecture 7a10分钟
Lecture 7b10分钟
Lecture 7c10分钟
Lecture 7d10分钟
8
完成时间为 2 小时

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 个视频 (总计 45 分钟), 1 个阅读材料, 3 个测验
6 个视频
Meet Gene Giacomelli2分钟
Lecture 8a - Plant processes and the Lunar Greenhouse13分钟
Lecture 8b - Controlled Environment Agriculture14分钟
Lecture 8c - Home Grown Hydroponics12分钟
Module 8 Wrap Up1分钟
1 个阅读材料
Module 8 Supplemental Content10分钟
3 个练习
Lecture 8a10分钟
Lecture 8b10分钟
Lecture 8c10分钟
9
完成时间为 3 小时

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 个视频 (总计 135 分钟), 1 个阅读材料, 5 个测验
8 个视频
Meet Chris Impey2分钟
Lecture 9a - Living on a finite planet12分钟
Lecture 9b - Resources in space19分钟
Lecture 9c - The future of space travel33分钟
Lecture 9d - The Moon and Mars38分钟
Lecture 9e - Living Beyond Earth24分钟
Module 9 Wrap Up1分钟
1 个阅读材料
Module 9 Supplemental Content10分钟
5 个练习
Lecture 9a10分钟
Lecture 9b10分钟
Lecture 9c12分钟
Lecture 9d10分钟
Lecture 9e10分钟
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创建者 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.

创建者 BSSep 12th 2018

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

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Kevin E. Bonine, PhD

Director of Education and Outreach
Biosphere 2

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