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  • The scientists who worked on this study wanted to focus on the effect of people’s environments on their mental health.…

    A Green Bill of Health – Can Vacant Lot Treatments Impact Mental Health?

  • Longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) once could be found from southeastern Virginia to eastern Texas. Longleaf pines are not usually killed…

    aPods Rule! What Happens to Arthropods Following a Wildland Fire?

  • The research in this monograph looks at the use of prairie strips, which are strips of native prairie plants that…

    Cream of the Crop: Assessing the Environmental Benefits of Prairie Strips

  • Ecosystem services are the benefits that nature provides through natural processes. For example, plants provide clean air, natural fire helps…

    Ecosystem Services – Vol. 12 No. 1

  • In this FACTivity, you will use every-day materials to explore how root size impacts the exchange of materials between roots…

    FACTivity – Cream of the Crop

  • The question you will answer in this FACTivity is: What are other ecosystem services provided by the Nation’s natural resources?…

    FACTivity – Fill Those Potholes

  • You learned in this article that flooding can provide a service to the toads living along the Rio Grande in…

    FACTivity – Toad-ally Awesome

  • This lesson plan has students analyze how an article fits into the broader theme of the journal, specifically the Ecosystem…

    Lesson Plan – Ecosystem Services

  • The scientists in this study wanted to identify which mangrove forests, growing in various conditions, were keeping up with sea…

    My Sediments Exactly! – Can Mangrove Forest Sediments Keep up With Rising Sea Level?

  • Black cohosh is a forest plant that is harvested for its medicinal use. Black cohosh is native to eastern deciduous…

    To Harvest or Not to Harvest: How Does Harvesting Impact Wild Plant Sustainability?

  • This article looks at how long-term weather patterns affect Carolina Bay Wetlands.

    What Goes Around Comes Around: How Long-Term Weather Patterns Affect Plants in Carolina Bay Wetlands

  • The scientists in this study were interested in exploring how the environmental conditions for wildlife species might change as landowners…

    Which Wood You Choose? – Forest Landowners’ Selection of Trees for Planting Forests Can Have Different Outcomes