TIEE Special Issue

As part of the “DIG into Data for the Biology Classroom” faculty mentoring network that ran in spring 2017, we created classroom modules based on authentic data sets. This network was the result of a partnership between the Ecological Society of America and the NSF-funded virtual center Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis (QUBES).

View modules featured in a special issue of Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology (TIEE):

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Jim McNeil
George Mason University ...et. al
Students use small mammal data from the National Ecological Observatory Network to understand necessary steps of data management from data collection to data analysis by estimating small mammal population size using the Lincoln-Peterson model.
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Kaitlin Bonner
St. John Fisher College ...et. al
Students investigate the role of olfaction and infochemicals on bird foraging behavior through three different quantitative modules. In this module students create graphs, generate statistics, draw conclusions, and apply their knowledge.
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Maruthi Bhaskar
Texas Southern University
Identifying, mapping and understanding the magnitude and the spatial prevalence of the Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) such as chlamydia and gonorrhea diseases. Analyzing the spatial trends of the disease patterns at National, State and County level.
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Sarah Orlofske
Northeastern Illinois University
Use a well-resolved food web database from a freshwater wetland ecosystem in central California to explore how parasites influence community properties and learn how food webs are constructed and analyzed.
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Alida Janmaat
University of the Fraser Valley
Students utilize the provided dataset to engage in an open-inquiry project on the impacts of abiotic and biotic factors on stream macroinvertebrate communities and/or leaf litter decomposition.
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Anna Carter
Iowa State University
This module uses R software to introduce students to the process of accessing databases and building species distribution models based on occurrence records.
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Carrie Wu
University of Richmond ...et. al
Students evaluate weather and phenology data sets spanning 40+ years from a high-elevation field station in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, to test predictions about the effects of climate change on migrating and over-wintering animal and plant...
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