An artificial ecosystem is a man-made system of plants, animals, and people living in an area together with their surroundings. Zoo parks often create artificial ecosystems by placing animals in human-made areas similar to their natural habitat. Some examples of man- made ecosystems are aquariums (including dolphin parks), lakes (including Lake Gkula on the Sunshine Coast), gardens, agriculture, apiaries, poultry, piggeries.
Several farming practices and technologies can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prevent climate change by
Opinion: Soil carbon sequestration is an elusive climate mitigation tool - from the National Academy of Sciences of the USA
|Warmer sea temperatures||Plankton and fish kills in coastal waters|
|Lower sea levels||Exposure of underwater, fragile coral reefs|
|Higher sea levels||
Salt water intrusion into water supplies
Coastal erosion and damage to shoreline and property
|Flooding / Increased rainfall||
Contamination of drinking water systems
Flooding of wastewater systems
Contamination of recreational sites and estuaries
Increase in disease due to lack of water for sanitation and hygiene
Pollution of viable water sources
Decrease in near-shore coastal water quality
|Warmer, wetter, more humid weather||
Boom in mosquito population and subsequent increase in malaria
and dengue fever
Boom in termite population resulting in damage to buildings and homes
Currency: Timeliness of the information
|Relevance: Importance of the information for your needs
Authority: Source of the information
Accuracy: Reliability and correctness of the information
Purpose: Reason the information exists
MyBib is an online referencing generator to help you with in text references and your List of References.
Sign up for an account so that it will store the references for your assignment. Add it to your bookmark bar to find it quickly.
Install the Chrome extension to make your referencing even faster.
Zotero can be set to the same Harvard AGPS (Australia) style that CiteAce uses, called 'Melbourne Polytechnic - Harvard'. Please read the instructions carefully.
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STEM Database From Proquest. IF YOU ARE OFF-CAMPUS, PLEASE SCROLL DOWN AND CLICK ON 'SHOW MORE DETAIL' WHERE YOU SHOULD INSERT THE PASSWORDS YOU HAVE BEEN SENT IN AN EMAIL FROM THE HEAD OF LIBRARY.
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1. Use (Control + Find) to search for particular terms easily in a long document, whether from a website or a database article.
2. Use a Boolean command - put to limit and improve your results eg "energy drinks problems".
3. Use to search in Google for only pdf articles - "plastic pollution" filetype:pdf - will force Google to return results on plastic pollution which are pdf articles (PDFs are great sources sometimes deeply buried in Google results and remain unseen).
4. Use a Google command eg OR eg biodiesel site:edu
5. when it is not clear who the author / authority is, go to the end of the URL in the Google search box, cut back to the first forward slash (/) and hit 'Enter'. This will take you to the Home Page of the website, and you can see the full name of the source.
6. Use a Google command After you get your results, choose the Google Menu Bar, and choose 'Tools'. Then on the far left, at the drop-down menu next to 'Any Time', you can choose 'Within the last year' (or less, if you prefer), but generally, you can choose 'Custom Range' at the bottom, as often the last 3 years would be sufficient for a recent search.
From Mrs Allen:
1. START EARLY
a. First 10% - General Reading (This is where your ideas are shaped, read 3-6 sources of VARIETY)
b. 10% - 40/50% - Active Notetaking (This is where you collect & collate evidence & info)
c. 40-50% - 80% - Organisation of Ideas (This is where you construct the structure of your essay, and allocate the number of words for each part).
d. 80% - 100% - Writing (This is where you write the assignment as streamlined as possible)
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Regarded as a 'porthole' site, SciTech Daily offers the best intelligent, informed science and technology coverage and analysis you can find on a daily basis, sourcing a huge range of great writers and excellent research institutes.
Gateway to the best Science news sources.
Google Scholar's searches are set to cover scholarly material more often than 'regular' Google. Google Scholar's searches are set to cover scholarly material more often than 'regular' Google. Read the article below on the advantages an disadvantages of using it.
Google Books can be very frustrating because often much of the book is missing and you are expected to purchase it to read the full content. So after you put in your search term you are interested in (eg biodiesel), and get some results up, you should then go immediately to the (on the left - above 'About this box') and type in a particular word or term you are interested in (eg CO2 emissions OR methanol) you should get a number of pages pop up. Choose one that looks useful - you should get some good results this way!