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This is a completed Faculty Mentoring Network (FMN). FMNs are sustained, immersive, community-based professional development opportunities for faculty. FMNs support the adaptation and implementation of materials and/or instructional approaches in their classrooms. Learn more about FMNs.

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DIG into Data for the Biology Classroom

Building a Collaborative Space for Teaching with Quantitative Data

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ESA DryadLab

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Goals

  • Educate faculty members on effective pedagogical practices around teaching with research data
  • Support development of pedagogical material focused on bringing data into the biology/ecology classroom

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Students access NOAA data to conduct an analysis to look at differences between locations in heat stress and ultimately the amount of coral bleaching in 2005
databases, ecology, graphing, introductory, Lab, Biodiversity, Teaching material, Lecture, Undergraduate, Dataset, noaa, Cleaned, More than 1 hour
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06.14.2018
Students generate predictions and test three hypotheses about how biodiversity is affected by urbanization over time using citizen science generated bird count data and land use data from 13 locations in Florida over a 10 year time span
hypothesis testing, Lab, Biodiversity, Teaching material, Lecture, Reference material, Undergraduate, Dataset, Cleaned, Advanced, More than 1 hour, urbanization, guided inquiry, land use, productivity hypothesis, ecosystem stress hypothesis, intermediate disturbance hypothesis
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06.13.2018
Students evaluate long term (100+ years) trends in temperature and precipitation, and then isolate a shorter time span (20 years) in which to evaluate the correlation between spring temps and the earliest reported calling dates for MN frogs and toads
Resources @ ESA - TIEE, Lab, climate change, phenology, Teaching material, Lecture, Undergraduate, Dataset, Cleaned, amphibian
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06.12.2018
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.
Resources @ ESA - TIEE, foraging, introductory, Lab, FMN, Online course, Teaching material, Undergraduate, behavioral ecology, DIG, Advanced, Majors, More than 1 hour, trophic cascades, Antarctic foodd webs
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06.12.2018
This module uses R software to introduce students to the process of accessing databases and building species distribution models based on occurrence records.
R, Resources @ ESA - TIEE, introductory, Lab, FMN, Teaching material, Undergraduate, DIG, Advanced, species distributions, habitat suitability, cooperative learning, jigsaw
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06.12.2018

The Effect of Climate Change on Butterfly Phenology

Debra Linton, Anna Monfils, Molly Phillips, Elizabeth Ellwood

Version: 1.0

In this module, students explore changes in butterfly phenology through the use of natural history collections data.
Excel, Resources @ ESA - TIEE, introductory, Lab, climate change, FMN, phenology, Teaching material, Undergraduate, natural history collections, DIG, Majors, More than 1 hour, butterfly, interspecific interactions
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06.12.2018
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...
Resources @ ESA - TIEE, introductory, Lab, Disease ecology, FMN, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, Undergraduate, DIG, Advanced, More than 1 hour, human ecology and behavior, bacterial infections, spatial and temporal spread of disease, Geographic Information System (GIS)
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06.12.2018
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.
Resources @ ESA - TIEE, introductory, Lab, parasitism, Disease ecology, FMN, Teaching material, Undergraduate, DIG, More than 1 hour, food web ecology, wetland communities, complex life cycles, network modeling, introductory ecology
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06.12.2018
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.
Resources @ ESA - TIEE, introductory, Invasive Species, FMN, Teaching material, Undergraduate, DIG, species tolerance curves, diversity indices, litter decomposition rates, freshwater ecology, open-inquiry
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06.12.2018
An introduction to linear models using plant and animal richness-environment relationships in ephemeral ponds and permanent wetlands.
Resources @ ESA - TIEE, introductory biology, introductory, species richness, aquatic ecology, FMN, Teaching material, Undergraduate, DIG, environmental variation, Advanced, 1 Hour, habitat permanency, upper level wetland ecology
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06.12.2018
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.
species interactions, Lab, climate change, FMN, phenology, Teaching material, DIG, environmental variation, trophic mismatch
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06.12.2018

Diseasebots

Arietta Fleming-Davies, Skylar Hopkins

Version: 1.0

This module explores the effects of host density on contact rates and transmission of pathogens or mutualist symbionts using a hands-on simulation, a computer agent-based model in NetLogo, and an authentic ecological dataset.
introductory, NetLogo, Lab, Disease ecology, density dependence, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, Undergraduate, Dataset, Cleaned, Advanced, Majors, More than 1 hour, Spreadsheet, host-parasite, mutualism, Open-inquiry group projects, manipulative models (‘beanbag biology’), plotting
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06.12.2018

Freezer Full of Fossils v2.0

Louise Mead, Michael James Wiser, Noah Ribeck, Fred Hingst, Richard Schultz, Richard Lenski

Version: 1.0

The Long Term Evolution Experiment started by Dr. Richard Lenski provides a rich dataset to help students explore concepts of fitness, replication, and adaption.
graphing, introductory, fitness, adaptation, competition, Teaching material, Lecture, Undergraduate, Dataset, Homework, Cleaned, Majors, Non-majors, More than 1 hour, Spreadsheet
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06.11.2018

Biogeography of plant-associated fungi: who lives where and why?

Naupaka Bruce Zimmerman, Peter Vitousek

Version: 1.0

This dataset of fungal communities associated with the leaves an endemic Hawaiian tree provides students opportunities to explore relationships between environmental variables and microbial community composition.
Lab, Teaching material, Lecture, Undergraduate, Dataset, small group activity, inquiry-based learning, biogeography, microbial ecology, Cleaned, Graduate, Advanced, 1 Hour, More than 1 hour
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05.28.2018

Have fish assemblages recovered from the legacy of acid rain?

Christine May, Patrick Harmon

Version: 1.0

This module provides a framework for upper-level ecology students to learn about limiting factors for stream fish diversity, using data from Shenandoah National Park and gaining skills in predictive, regression-based modeling.
Lab, Problem based learning, Teaching material, Undergraduate, Dataset, diversity, Cleaned, Advanced, Extended Project, cooperative learning, limiting factors, aquatic ecosystems, pyramid exam, lab reports
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05.28.2018
This module contains a series of take-home activities to prepare students to analyze their own dataset collected in lab.
introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Undergraduate, urban ecosystems, Dataset, refugia from habitat loss, Homework, Cleaned, Advanced, Majors, More than 1 hour, Extended Project, group homework
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05.24.2018

Sleep and Learning Lab

Jennifer Doherty, Gideon Dunster, Horacio de la Iglesia

Version: 1.0

Students use sleep and exam data from Introductory Biology students to investigate the question: Does a circadian rhythm, the sleep-wake cycle, influence an important mammalian adaptation, the ability to learn in an information-rich environment?
introductory, animal behavior, Teaching material, Undergraduate, Dataset, Cleaned, More than 1 hour, lab activity, circadian biology, small group work, think-pair-shares
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05.24.2018

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