Students’ Reasoning about the Future of Disturbed or Protected Ecosystems & the Idea of the ‘Balance of Nature’

@article{Ergazaki2012StudentsRA,
  title={Students’ Reasoning about the Future of Disturbed or Protected Ecosystems \& the Idea of the ‘Balance of Nature’},
  author={Marida Ergazaki and Georgios Ampatzidis},
  journal={Research in Science Education},
  year={2012},
  volume={42},
  pages={511-530}
}
This paper is part of a larger study that aims at highlighting students’ interpretations of the idea of the ‘Balance of Nature’, as well as its use in their reasoning about the future of an ecosystem, in order to subsequently develop a learning environment that might promote a reconsideration of its validity and usefulness. Our focus here is particularly set on whether and how non biology-major students use this idea when making predictions about (a) the future of an ecosystem that is supposed… 
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