People at the Asian Association for Biology Education Conference mentioned in the previous post were watching birds...They were watching the Bean Goose (Anser fabalis), among watching other exciting organisms, doing science activities, and meeting with other biology educators. So, I thought we could look and see how just an idea, like the Bean Goose, can lead to some internet research. Wiki provides a starting point for many students, so let's look at that and then go beyond.
There's a picture and quite a bit of information, but, what else can you find? How do you look? Think of the search as a treasure hunt. Try some searches yourself.
Ooooh! You tube the goose:
Thank you for posting this, I'd like to give you credit but can't read your language (but, some of our Read-about-it.blogspot.com readers can, so I'll quote the information found at the url):
marcinro January 13, 2007
Gęś zbożowa (Bean Goose) i dwie młode gęsi biał...Gęś zbożowa (Bean Goose) i dwie młode gęsi białoczelne (White-fronted Goose) widziane w Gdańsku. Category: Pets & Animals Tags: Anser fabalis albifrons gęś zbożowa białoczelna gęsi Bean Goose White-fronted Saatgans Blässgans Gänse
Bird Life fact sheet: http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species/index.html?action=SpcHTMDetails.asp&sid=375
Discover Life: http://www.discoverlife.org/20/q?search=Anser+fabalis
ITIS (more data) with links to experts, Alan Peterson and Richard Banks: http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=all&search_value=Anser+fabalis&search_kingdom=every&search_span=exactly_for&categories=All&source=html&search_credRating=All
Then, Ah ha...Tree of Life...Pictures
Encyclopedia of Life (to which you can contribute...): http://www.eol.org/pages/1048449
A peaceful photo: http://www.avesphoto.com/website/NA/species/GOSBEA-1.htm
A free stock photo: http://www.absolutvision.com/gallery/gallery/th/1C1342.preview.jpg
Now, let's get technical...Step up the level (Just like playing video games, moving to the higher and higher levels is a game in itself (for young and old scientists alike).) Let's try the refereed journal articles. Can you find something in them? Here are some links to articles. Are these articles, "refereed?"
Here's one...Oh, Bean Goose and, Hmmmmm! The journal is not, "Plant blind:"
The Bean Goose and Winter Wheat: (Using: http://dx.doi.org/-----> http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0167-8809(95)00586-H) Bean Goose and Winter Wheat Here's the information:
Copyright © 1995 Published by Elsevier Science B.V.
Effect of bean geese (Anser fabalis) grazing on winter wheat during migration stopover in southern Sweden
Another journal article is on Bean Goose tongues: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9025994 (See below for title, author, and citation.) Here's the information:Accepted 21 December 1994. ;Available online 5 April 2000.
Anat Rec. 1997 Feb;247(2):149-63.
Ultrastructural study of the keratinization of the dorsal epithelium of the tongue of Middendorff's bean goose, Anser fabalis middendorffii (Anseres, Antidae).
Department of Histology, Nippon Dental University School of Dentistry at Niigata, Japan
Policies? See if you can come up with some policies. Perhaps this article will help you form some opinions. Policies are based on opinions based on facts known at the time the public policy is to be decided: http://220.127.116.11/scholar?hl=en&lr=&client=firefox-a&q=cache:NTKmdELYMfcJ:www.unep-wcmc.org/resources/publications/bulletin_3/arctic_birds.pdf+Anser+fabalis
Post your, "treasures," in, "Comments," below.
More You-tube Goose (This time from Sweden):
Thank you. :-)
Hyemalis505 October 27, 2007 There are 20 000 bean geese that rest every year at lake östen, skövde, sweden. Thes are some, filmed 27 okt 2007 Category: Pets & Animals Tags: bean goose lake östen sweden birdsThank you.Source information: