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Dr. Berkowitz's research interests include defining and measuring ecological and ecosystem literacy and their role in environmental citizenship; understanding how ecology is best taught and learned; exploring the factors that influence interest in ecology and in careers in academia; and the ecology of schoolyards and urban ecosystems. He is the Head of Education at the Cary Institute, is the Education Team Leader for the Baltimore Ecosystem Study, and is a co-director of the Environmental Science Literacy Project.
Ecosystem is one of the most enduring and powerful concepts in ecology. How can people become adept at thinking about and understanding ecosystems?
How do people develop ecological literacy? What do educational programs need to do in order to build useful understanding of ecosystems? What are the best ways to teach ecology for diverse audiences?
The vitality of the field of ecology depends upon a diverse and well-trained workforce. The ways we frame problems, seek solutions and apply knowledge depend upon having a scientific community with diverse strengths.
Ecological research interests have concerned the ecology and management of plant communities in rights-of-way, agroecosystems, schoolyards and urban ecosystems.
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