About ESI

- Learning objective

Today, one of the greatest concerns for life on earth is the effect of global warming. Its consequences for life on earth calls for investigations of changes in living conditions for all organisms. The main learning objective with this site is to spread knowledge on relations between environmental change and conditions for life. The ESI site describes and investigates the problem of declining salmon populations in the Fraser River, Canada which exemplifies an observed phenomenon where global warming is thought to play a major role.
The students are challenged to find out why the number of spawning salmon in the river has decreased dramatically during recent years. In their search for relevant answers to this question they are guided by a rich set of information and scientific data. Consequently, their mission is called ESI Environmental Science Investigation

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