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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

A space for data incubation and collaboration

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Goals

  • Explore, adapt, and implement new teaching modules using authentic research data 
  • Develop adaptations of dataset teaching resources for the classroom

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Final Products

This resource seeks to provide a quantitative platform by which students can be taught about interactive effects using the TIEE module created by Little (2018). Key to the adaptation is the use of a Shiny app to create figures and R output.
aquatic macroinvertebrates, linear regression, hypothesis testing, shiny, wetlands, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, Undergraduate, More than 1 hour
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01.21.2019
An introduction to the Scientific Method for Introductory Biology students using plant and animal richness and environmental data from ephemeral ponds and permanent wetlands.
Resources @ ESA - TIEE, introductory biology, scientific method, species richness, aquatic ecology, fmn, DIG, environmental variation, Microsoft Excel, habitat permanency, upper level wetland ecology, introductory, Lab, Teaching material, Undergraduate, Dataset, Majors, More than 1 hour
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01.04.2019
Students investigate the role of olfaction and infochemicals on bird foraging behavior through two different quantitative activities where they generate hypotheses, create figures, conduct data analyses, and draw conclusions.
Resources @ ESA - TIEE, foraging, fmn, animal behavior, behavioral ecology, DIG, trophic cascades, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, Reference material, Undergraduate, Dataset, Homework, Advanced, Majors, More than 1 hour
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12.20.2018
Students use vegetation structure data from the National Ecological Observatory Network to understand necessary steps of data management from data collection to data analysis by correlating vegetation biomass across nine forest sites to climate metrics.
forest ecology, data management, spreadsheets, Community Dynamics, NEON, DIG, National Ecological Observatory Network, biomass, Lab, Teaching material, Lecture, Reference material, Undergraduate, Homework, 1 Hour, More than 1 hour
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12.19.2018
Students explore findings from long-term studies of migrating and hibernating animals at high elevation. Students then use this understanding to explore the phenology of species and possible mismatches for species that interact.
species interactions, climate change, fmn, phenology, DIG, environmental variation, trophic mismatch, introductory, Lab, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Non-majors
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12.12.2018
Students combine long-term observational data sets and experimental warming in an alpine meadow in Gothic, CO to test, evaluate, and interpret ecological data focusing on phenological variation and species interactions in a changing climate
species interactions, climate change, quantitative skills, phenology, environmental variation, phenological mis-match, Article, Teaching material, Lecture, Reference material, Undergraduate, Dataset, Publication, Homework, Cleaned, Advanced, More than 1 hour
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11.21.2018