Human interference in the nitrogen cycle

If you follow our posts, you are aware that the last post was about the nitrogen cycle. More specifically: what  should a lesson on the nitrogen cycle look like? The question before that was if the biogeochemical cycles should be part of a 21st century economics education. I gave some reasons why I believe…

Nitrogen Cycle

Could you please speak more slowly

In my latest post on the ecological ceiling, I introduced the Crash Course Ecology as a way to educate students on ecology. One of the comments I received on that post was that the Crash Course is extremely high paced, which may be an issue with students who are new to the subject. Therefore, I asked myself, what would a slower paced series of lessons look like?

What do students need to know about the Ecological Ceiling?

The ecological ceiling covers nine dimensions, which coincide with the planetary boundaries of the Stockholm Resilience Centre. Nine dimensions is a lot of ground to cover. Having said that, I do believe that to appreciate the ecological ceiling, students, and by extension their teachers, need at least a basic understanding of the biogeochemical cycles in particular and the ecosystem of the earth in general.