Ecology

Recommended Links

Canadian Museum of Nature
Do you know what the Arctic hare eats? What animals try to eat the hare?
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
DFO Science Centres of Expertise (COEs) focus on areas where it is more effective to partner both internally and externally with academia, other departments and other governments to achieve results.
Parks Canada
Learn how ecological integrity can be protected in Canada's National Parks, including maintenance, rebuilding and conservation practices.
Parks Canada
Learn about the ecological benefits of fire, how it was once considered destructive and has now become an important part of ecosystem management.
Environment Canada
Describes what wetlands are, what types of wetlands there are, where they are located and how they fit into the cycle of life.
Parks Canada
Learn how modern ecosystem management takes care of nature in Canada's parks.
Environment Canada
Visit one marsh that provides an example of the value of wetlands, the diverse life they contain and consequences of their loss (text and video).
Parks Canada
Read this resource for a handy overview of the factors that diminish the integrity of an ecosystem, including habitat loss, habitat fragmentation, losses of large carnivores, air pollution, pesticides, alien species and overuse of resources.
Natural Resources Canada
Rocks are composed of minerals. Each of the thousands of minerals found in the earth’s crust contains a specific combination of elements in specific proportions.
Parks Canada
Explore how climate change affects Canada’s National Parks, with discussion of temperature, ecosystems and wildlife.