Earth's ice sheets are rapidly losing volume as humans have warmed the Arctic by over 2 degrees Celsius in the past 50 years. Could Greenland really unfreeze? And what might happen if it does?
How mundane or ordinary aspects of daily life can lead to environmental issues by disrupting ecological function, in this case harming populations by disrupting habitats.
This optional extension for advanced students shows how Dr. Epps' genetic distance data and FST values are translated to the maps in the datasets.
Step by step instructions on how to analyze the data.
Examine the DNA datasets and overview maps with the class.
Use the DNA datasets to discuss the necessity of data manipulation and visualization.
This discussion explores why Dr. Epps collected droppings from all over the bighorn sheep range.
Students examine their data and think about what claims they can make.
Students transfer their data, and their predictions of where the highways are, to a larger class size map.
This Science Bulletin, Highways Block Bighorn Sheep, is based on the scientific research of Clinton Epps. He was interested in understanding if highways built to connect Los Angeles and Las Vegas might affect bighorn sheep populations.