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Vegetation Research Links

Vegetation Research Link Categories:

Bald Eagle
Birds of Prey
Satellite Tracking Links
Seasonal Change (Vegetation)

These are links to other websites to help students with their research. Click here if you are looking for the Maps and Data.

   Quick Map Search from National Geographic
Type in a location and get a huge list of maps you can zoom in on.

Bald Eagle

   Eagle Cam
See live pictures of Bald Eagles in Maine. Live images updated every 15 seconds!

Birds of Prey

   Birds of Prey
This collection of images displays birds of prey in the wild, a beautiful slideshow.


   Defenders of Wildlife - Woodland Caribou Fact Sheet
Basic facts about Woodland Caribou.


   ACME Mapper
Start by entering the Latitude Longitude point to see the location on maps or black and white Terra satellite imagery. Use "Scale" to ZOOM in
   GOOGLE Maps!
Look anywhere in the world! Look at your house, or animal habitats from the air! This simple to use interface is exceptional, flexible and free. Click on "Satellite" on the top right. Click ZOOM-IN with the tool on th etop left of the imagery. YOU CAN ENTER LATITUDE-LONGTITUDE coordinates to see a habitat (i.e 74.5N 93.4W). YOU CAN ENTER a town name...TRY IT!
   National Wetlands Inventory
A great source for wetlands research, this site will answer questions and has maps, data and other information.
   EPA - Wetlands
Covers definitions, status and trends, protection
   See Your Neighborhood on a Map!
Enter the name of your town, zoom in on your neighborhood.
   Distance Between 2 Points
If you have two lat/long points, you can get the distance between them!
   Get a Topographic Map
Scroll down to "Latitude Longitude-Decimal Degrees" Simply enter the place name, or lat/long (ie. 41.221 73.490)

Satellite Tracking Links

   Satellite Telemetry
This site explains (and shows pictures of) how satellite telemetry and animal tracking works.
   How Satellite Tagging Works
Sea mammal tags - improving understanding of our oceans, climate change, and sea mammal behavior

Seasonal Change (Vegetation)

   Sunrise and Sunset Data
Get sunrise and sunset data for anywhere
   Sunrise-Sunset Data
Calculate sunrise-sunset data for your length of day plots
   Measuring Vegetation from Space
A good reference guide to how remote sensing is used to measure Earth’s vegetation with links to explanations on NDVI and EVI.
   NDVI and Surface Processes
NDVI information including how the index is calculated and why it is important, good information especially for vegetation experts.
   Food Chain Game
This site can help you create a sample food chain for the birds you study, and will give you information on how pesticides and other pollutants affect organisms at all trophic levels.
   Pollution and Food Chains
Great explanations of typical food chains and how they are affected by human activities.


   Global Topography and Bathymetry
View a topography or bathymetry map for anywhere in the world. From the pull-down menu, choose a center, and see land and/or oceanic relief.
   How Far Is It?
Use this calculator to find the distance between two points. Type in either city names or latitude and longitude points, and let the computer do the math.
   Make Maps with a Latitude/Longitude with MapBlast!
Go Register, and under 'Maps/Advanced Search’, Enter latitude/longitude I
Enter a place name, see a topographic map.
Click Maps, then Latitude/Longitude (in blue) to enter
   Google Image Search
Use this search engine to help you find pictures for your wall display!
   Special Bird Migration Movie
Winged Migration is a spectacular film of birds migrating. The cinematography is exceptional. Good source to really visualize what migrations are all about.
   ARGOS Satellite Tracking -How Does it Work?
ARGOS Satellite System is illustrated and described to show how the animal transmits its radio signal


   Weather Calculator
Convert weather calculations from one unit of measure to another

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