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The Adirondacks are the anchor site of Trip 3. This mountainous region in northern New York
is nearly three-times the size of Yellowstone.

Trip 3 Topics

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Biology Topics

  • ECOLOGY
  • GENETICS
  • Maple/Beech/Birch Forests
  • Bogs
  • Tidal Areas
  • Populations
  • Communities
  • Ecosystems
  • Carbon cycle: Peat bogs, formation of coal, fossil fuels
  • Water cycle: with acid rain
  • Nitrogen cycle: Legumes (peas), nitrogen fixers, ammoniafiers, nitrifiers, denitrifiers
  • Introduction to Photosynthesis and Respiration
  • Mendelian Genetics (peas and fruit flies)
  • Mitosis/Meiosis
  • Molecular Genetics
ORGANISMS:
  • Spirochaetes Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme Disease)
  • Chlorobi Chlorobium
  • Alphaproteobacteria Rhizobium
  • Betaproteobacteria Nitrifiers
  • Sphagnopsida Sphagnum
  • Sarraceniaceae - Pitcher Plants
  • Pea Plants
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cranberries
  • Maple, Birch and Beech Trees
  • Zebra Mussels
  • Acari Ticks, Mites
  • Drosophilia (Friut Flies)
  • Gaviiformes Loons
  • Balaenidae Right Whales
  • Balaenopteridae Finback, Sei & Minke Whales

Human Effects on the Environment and Our Own Health

  • Pesticides and Herbicides: Pros and Cons (DDT, Health Benefits and Negative Effects, Evolutionary Results, Ecological Side-Effects - Rachel Carson NWR)
  • Habitat Fragmentation (Predators down = Mice up = Ticks up = Borrelia burgdorferi up = Lyme Disease up - Lyme, CT)
  • Habitat Destruction vs. Sustainability (Gifford Pinchot)
  • Nuclear Power, Waste and Radioactivity (Three-Mile Island)
  • Ozone and Radiation (tangentially related to Three-Mile Island) - [Video]
  • Pollution (Love Canal)
  • Acid Rain (Adirondacks)
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Introduction to Global Warming (Effects on Hurricane Sandy, main focus in Trip 11)

Personalities in Conservation and Nature

  • Rachel Carson (Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge)
  • Henry David Thoreau (Walden Pond)
  • Gifford Pinchot (Gifford Pinchot State Park and Allegheny National Forest)
  • Theodore Roosevelt (Adirondacks)


 

 
Trip Menu
  1. Greater Yellowstone
  2. Southeast
  3. Northeast
    1. Acadia National Park/Gulf of Maine
    2. Rachel Carson NWR
    3. Walden Pond
    4. Woods Hole
    5. Lyme, Connecticut
    6. Three Mile Island
    7. Gifford Pinchot SP/Allegheny NF
    8. Love Canal/Niagara Falls/Lake Ontario
    9. Adirondacks
    • Trip 3 Topics
  4. Four Corners
  5. Northwest
  6. Heartland
  7. California
  8. Great Lakes
  9. Southwest
  10. Mid-Atlantic
  11. Alaska
  12. Hawaii
 

Trip 3 Map


Alternate Sites:

  • Baxter State Park (Mt. Katahdin)
  • Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest LTER site
  • Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
  • Plum Islands Ecosystem LTER site
  • Harvard Museum of Natural History
  • Harvard Forest LTER site
  • Block Island Wind Farm
  • Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
  • Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates
  • Cornell Lab of Ornithology
  • Maple Ridge Wind Farm


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