Introduction: Each WRL data set was linked to the appropriate part of the AP Environmental Science  framework which we thought could be a relevant place in which to use a particular case study.  The AP course codes were then noted and linked to the reference code for WRL.  Whilst some links are more directly applicable to the data set than others, they might be a valuable example to use and include in a scheme of work.

We also realise that some of our matching may be more ‘on target’ than others (I suppose you can only do this accurately if you actually teach it!) so we welcome any feedback from teachers and how they have or might use this resource.

An excellent way to view the detailed content of the WRL dataset is to go to the SUMMARY table.

(Linking based around APES Course description – http://media.collegeboard.com/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap-environmental-science-course-description.pdf)

Click on the WRL dataset module codes in the table below for an overview of the relevant case study.

Main Topic Sub-topic  WRL matching Keywords
I. Earth Systems and Resources C . Global Water Resources and Use M02 D04 Water; global problems; conservation; surface and groundwater issues
II. The Living World (A-E) A-E – ecosystems, energy flow, diversity, natural change and cycles MO1 D01 Ecosystem; populations; communities; niche; ecology; keystone species; diversity; biodiversity; food webs; trophic levels; ecological pyramids; natural selection; evolution; climate shifts; climate change; succession; cycles; carbon; phosphorus; sulfur; water; nitrogen; conservation
MO1 D03
MO1 D04
MO3 D02
MO3 D03
MO3 D04
MO4 D03
MO4 D04
III. Population A . Population Biology Concepts MO2 D01 Population ecology; carrying capacity; reproductive strategies; survivorship
MO2 D02
M02 D04
MO3 D01
MO3 D03
IV. Land and Water Use A . Agriculture MO5 D02 Agriculture; deforestation; sustainable agriculture
B . Forestry MO4 D02 Forestry; management; national forests
D . Other Land Use MO5 D02 Land use; management; wilderness; national parks; wildlife refuges; forests; wetlands; conservation; restoration; sustainable
F . Fishing MO5 D01 Fishing; Fishing techniques; overfishing; aquaculture; relevant laws and treaties
MO5 D03
VI. Pollution A . Pollution Types   Water pollution;   eutrophication
B . Impacts on the Environment and Human Health MO1 D02 Human Impacts; biomagnification
VII. Global Change B . Global Warming MO1 D01 Global Warming; Greenhouse gases; greenhouse effect; impacts and consequences of global warming; reducing climate change; relevant laws and treaties
C. Loss of Biodiversity MO4 D01 Biodiversity; habitat loss; introduced species; endangered species; extinct; conservation; management; laws and treaties

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