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  • North American Invasive Plant Ecology and Management Short Course
    Steve Young syoung4@unl.edu
    Welcome to the North American Invasive Plant Ecology and Management Short Course (NAIPSC) Online Community! The NAIPSC Online Community houses information about the NAIPSC Field Course, instructors, resources, and future opportunities to increase your knowledge of invasive plants. The 2013-2014 NAIPSC Webinar Series The NAIPSC is hosting a series of webinars throughout 2013 and 2014. These webinars will be provided free to past NAIPSC participants, and for a fee to all other attendees. Your webinar series fee may be applied toward enrollment in the 2014 NAIPSC Web Course. For more information about the webinar series and the course, check the NAIPSC web site or contact Steve Young. You may attend webinars and view all archived webinars in the series by joining the NAIPSC Online Community. To the left of this page, you will see a link to the NAIPSC Online Community under "Related Communities." Approval of your request to join will be subject to participation in an NAIPSC activity (e.g., Field Course or Web Course) or payment to join the NAIPSC Online Community. For the latter, click here. 2014 NAIPSC Web Course The first annual NAIPSC WC took place January 22-23, 2014. We had great sessions, good discussion, and no one complained about the food, hotel, or flight delays! If you weren't able to join us, don't worry because we recorded each session and have made them available in an 'archived' version. If you want to watch the sessions, click here to register. Upon registering, details will be sent on how to view them. CEUs and CCA credits are still available. Invasive Plants: Impacts on Ecosystems Are you interested in more than just how to control invasive plants? Have you had questions about where invasive plants occur and how they are impacting the most pristine to the most degraded ecosystems? Maybe you just want to know what an invasive plant is. If so, then you need to sign up for the all new course entitled, "Invasive Plants: Impacts on Ecosystems". In this 15-week course offered through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, you'll learn how invasive plants in arid climates are affecting hydrological cycles, the changes below-ground caused by invasive plants, the legacies of invasive plants, and much more. The format of this 3-credit course is similar to other college-level courses, except that the all of the instruction, materials, and activities are located online. You can participate from anywhere to hear the pre-recorded lectures, and be involved in the discussion board and complete the problem sets and other various assignments. To put all of your new found knowledge to use, an optional final project on several topics including land manager interviews, invasive plant spotlights, and creating an educational program will be available. For any professional, researcher, student, or instructor working or teaching in the fields of conservation or land management, this course is for you. No other course is going to teach you the 'why' and 'how' relating to the establishment of invasive plants in terrestrial ecosystems. Find out more by contacting Dr. Steve Young (steve.young@unl.edu) or downloading a brochure. The 2014 course has already begun, but a shorter 5-week version is being developed.

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    Deanna Leingang Deanna.Leingang@gmail.com
    Welcome to the new instructor testing community! This community will serve as a testing area for new passel instructors; you can practice editing different features of this community before starting to build your own class or community. If you do not yet have an instructor account and would like to use the Plant and Soil Sciences eLibrary to create a class or community space, please contact us via the link below.  If you are a new instructor in contact with our team, we can grant you ownership access to this community. Please contact us using the link below if you do not yet have ownership access. To begin (and determine if you have access), click on the home icon in the upper right of your screen. Your homepage should have a list of all PASSeL communities you have created or joined. You should see "New Instructor Testing Community" under "My Owned Communities." You will see several options under the title, including View, which will bring you back to this page, and Edit. To see a complete list of the community editing tools and instructions for navigating your instructor account, click here. 

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  • Self-Paced Learning Community
    Deana Namuth-Covert dcovert2@unl.edu
    This community houses all lessons and animations that have been published to the eLibrary. If you are a registered user of the eLibrary (click here for instructions on creating an account), you may join this community to access the learning quizzes that accompany many eLibrary lessons. Please click "Join now" in the upper right corner of this box to access the quiz features of the eLibrary. To see the entire list of lessons or animations available in the eLibrary, click on the tabs above. Once you have joined this community, you may take a quiz from a lesson anywhere in the eLibrary; lessons can be accessed alphabetically from the "Lessons" tab on the eLibrary homepage, or you may view lessons by category in the branch menus.   If you have questions or comments about eLibrary learning materials, please contact us via the link at the bottom of the page. 

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Featured Animations
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    Descripción de la Transferencia de Electrones entre Fotosistemas
    Esta animación muestra como una molécula de clorofila captura la energía de la luz y excita un electrón para dar inicio a la fotosíntesis.
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    DNA Extraction for Plants
    This animation shows details on DNA extraction methods for plant material.
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    Nitrogen Supply Relationship between Grain Yield and Protein Concentration
    Discusses the relationship between the amount of nitrogen applied and how it affects grain yield and protein concentration in a grain crop.
Featured Lessons
  • La Interacción de la Luz con las Biomoléculas En esta lección se describe la naturaleza de la luz, la energía de los fotones y como dicha energía puede ser transferida a las biomoléculas. Se describen también tanto los procesos benéficos como los procesos dañinos por medio de los cuales las biomoléculas disipan la energía recibida.
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  • Overview of Plant Genetic Engineering A general description of the overall process of genetic engineering. A basic explanation of the five steps for genetically engineering a crop is provided.
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  • High School Quiz, Horticulture A brief high school level quiz of horticulture.
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  • Kid Quiz, Agronomy A brief elementary school level quiz on agronomy.
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  • Corn Rootworm - Part 2: Corn Rootworm Management This lesson will discuss economic thresholds and management options related to the corn rootworm complex consisting of the northern, western, and southern corn rootworm, with emphasis on the norther...
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