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Unit 1: Basic Ecological Concepts and Principles Related to Agricultural Systems

Does your region of the country have a name that is in some way connected to the landscape or a geographical feature of the area? Click on each image below for some examples:

(Photo by Nick Ares, CC BY 2.0)

In California, someone might say “I live in the Sacramento Valley,” or “I farm in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.”

(Photo by James Willamor, CC BY 2.0)

Someone in New York might say they are from the Finger Lakes region.

(Photo by Joanna Gilkeson/USFWS, CC BY 2.0)

An ecology graduate student in Kansas might be doing her research in the Flint Hills region.

(Photo by Ken Lund, CC BY 2.0)

A Georgia or South Carolina native might say they were born and raised in the Coastal Plain.

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