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|Author||Helmberger M.S.; Grieshop M.J.
|Title||Life for the Loam: A Soil Ecology Game about Biodiversity & Ecosystem Health|
Helmberger M.S.; Grieshop M.J. Life for the Loam: A Soil Ecology Game about Biodiversity & Ecosystem Health,American Biology Teacher 84 4
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|Abstract||Soils contain a vast biodiversity of organisms with critical roles in maintaining ecosystem health, which remains unknown to many students. Soils are also a system well-suited to introduce broader ecological concepts such as ecosystem services and the links between biodiversity and ecosystem function. In the game Life for the Loam, designed for students in grades 6-12 and early undergraduate audiences, students strive to build the healthiest soil by introducing creature cards to boost their soil's structure, nutrients, and food web. Gameplay introduces students to a wide array of soil organisms, and the ecosystem services each provides, and lets them build diverse communities for maximum environmental benefit. © 2022 by The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.