Rutgers University Problem

How will the different zoning options affect the Bay?

Investigation Explanation Journal COOL New Terms Index Unit Plan Back to COOL Classroom

Spatial Literacy

My Journal

1) Now that you've heard from everyone, what do you think the town should do and why? [Go to Page]

2) What would you need to know to help you answer the question above? [Go to Page]

3) Enter you answers below. [Go to Page]

4) How might we know if the Bay ecosystem is healthy or not? [Go to Page]

5) Answer the question above in your journal. [Go to Page]

6) What relationship do you observe between the location of seagrass beds and the bathymetry of the Bay? [Go to Page]

7) Based upon this map, where do you think that seagrass beds will grow? Why? [Go to Page]

8) What relationship did you come up with? [Go to Page]

9) Write your answer here to the question above. [Go to Page]

10) Did the amount of seagrass in Barnegat Bay change between 2006 and 2008? If so, how? [Go to Page]

11) Answer the questions below:
  1. For each study area, describe what changes occurred over the 4 time periods.
  2. Can you speculate why some places experience larger losses of seagrass bed distribution compared to others?
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12) Answer the question above in your journal. [Go to Page]

13) What has happened to the land cover in the Barnegat Bay watershed between 1986 and 2010? [Go to Page]

14) Write your answers to the questions above here. [Go to Page]

15) In what part of the watershed did most of the development occur? [Go to Page]

16) Describe the correlation between land cover changes and seagrass distribution. [Go to Page]

17) What human factors do you think might be inhibiting seagrass distribution in Barnegat Bay? [Go to Page]

18) What factor do you think is the primary reason for seagrass decline in Barnegat Bay? [Go to Page]

19) Explain the relationship between increasing nitrogen and changes in seagrass beds over time. [Go to Page]

20) Now that you've heard the decisions and reasons from other groups, do you still agree with your original decision or did you change your mind? Why? [Go to Page]

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