Journey to El Yunque web site

Type of Resource



Journey to El Yunque engages students in authentic ecological research about the effects of hurricane disturbance on the El Yunque rainforest in Puerto Rico, which is being conducted as part of the NSF-funded Long-Term Ecological Research program. Students engage in modeling of long-term data to develop an argument about the factors affecting population responses to the aftermath of hurricanes.

Performance Expectations

MS-LS2-1   Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.

MS-LS2-4   Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.