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Welcome to the BIO220 Libguide. After you decide on a preliminary research topic, try some search terms in Discover. Narrow your search output to Books, then look closer at volumes of interest to read summaries, tables of contents and subject headings. You can also look at Selected Books to develop greater topic context. Use your preliminary searching experience to refine your topic and search strategy, then expand search output to include journal articles.
Library demo & discussion
This library session was recorded on August 27, 2020. The research focus was plant physiology, which you will also explore later in the semester. Search strategies, using Discover and Web of Science will also serve you well, as you research Sea Urchins and other echinoderms. Many thanks to Professor Gotsch and class for participating and making this recording available.
Selected Books & eBooks
Stung! by Lisa-Ann Gershwin; Sylvia Earle (Foreword by)
Call Number: QL377 .S4 G47 2013
Publication Date: 2013-05-07
Our oceans are becoming increasingly inhospitable to life--growing toxicity and rising temperatures coupled with overfishing have led many marine species to the brink of collapse. And yet there is one creature that is thriving in this seasick environment: the beautiful, dangerous, and now incredibly numerous jellyfish.
Starfish by John M. Lawrence (Editor)
Call Number: QL384 .A8 S73 2013
Publication Date: 2013-03-15
The most complete illustrated scientific review of starfish ever published. Among the most fascinating animals in the world's oceans are the more than 2,000 species of starfish.
Sea Urchins by John M. Lawrence (Editor)
Call Number: QL384 .E2 E34 2013
Publication Date: 2013-06-21
This fully revised and expanded edition of Sea Urchins provides a wide-ranging understanding of the biology and ecology of this key component of the world's oceans.
Sea Stars, Sea Urchins, and Allies by Gordon Hendler; John E. Miller; David L. Pawson; Porter M. Kier
Call Number: QL383.1 .U6 S43 1995
Publication Date: 1995-08-17
Echinoderms, the star fish skeletons that beachcombers collect, are brilliantly colored and intricately ornamented creatures in their natural habitat.
The Sea Urchin Embryo by G. Giudice
Call Number: QL958 .G5 1986
Publication Date: 1985-12-01
Contents: I. Development -- 1 Fertilization -- 2 Embryonic Morphogenesis -- 3 Energy Metabolism -- II. Nucleic Acids and Proteins -- 4 Deoxyribonucleic Acid -- 5 Ribonucleic Acid -- 6 Protein Synthesis -- 7 Nucleomitochondrial Interactions
Plants play a critical role in how we experience our environment. They create calming green spaces, provide oxygen for us to breathe, and nourish our senses. In The Nature of Plants, ecologist and nursery owner Craig Huegel demystifies the complex lives of plants and provides readers with an elucidating journey into their inner and outer workings.
Between 1958 and 2008, the CO2 concentration in the atmosphere increased from 316 to 385 ppm. Continued increases in CO2 concentration will significantly affect long-term climate change, including variations in agricultural yields.
A fully revised review of the latest research in molecular basis of plant abiotic stress response and adaptation Abiotic stressors are non-living environmental stressors that can have a negative impact on a plants ability to grow and thrive in a given environment. Stressors can range from temperature stress (both extreme heat and extreme cold) water stress, aridity, salinity among others.
From Galileo, who used the hollow stalks of grass to demonstrate the idea that peripherally located construction materials provide most of the resistance to bending forces, to Leonardo da Vinci, whose illustrations of the parachute are alleged to be based on his study of the dandelionOCOs pappus and the maple treeOCOs samara, many of our greatest physicists, mathematicians, and engineers have learned much from studying plants.
The book is probably the most up-to-date account of movement in plants. It draws on examples across the spectrum of plant families, including mosses, ferns, conifers and flowering plants. The book begins with an explanation of how cellular motors work and then describes how cells manage to move organs.