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The Ecological Society of America has partnered with QUBES to promote the use and awareness of ecology-related educational materials.


DIG Into Data for the Biology Classroom and Data Discovery Faculty Mentoring Networks

The Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education Synthesis (QUBES) Project and the Ecological Society of America (ESA) are inviting applications for two upcoming Faculty Mentoring Networks (FMNs). These online communities are professional development opportunities where participants work collaboratively to discover new teaching materials, pedagogical techniques, and quantitative content.  
All faculty are welcome. We are actively seeking participation from faculty teaching at all undergraduate levels at diverse institution types and serving diverse student populations, including non-science majors.

Benefits to Participants in Both Networks

- Support for further development of pedagogical material focused on bringing research data into the biology/ecology classroom

- Access to peer mentors on lecture/classroom/lab effective tips and strategies in small group virtual meetings every two weeks

- Recognition as an ESA Education Scholar upon completion of all network requirements.

Check out this ESA blog about the 2016 ESA Education Scholars

ESA Data Discovery

The Spring 2017 ESA Data Discovery FMN is seeking applicants who are interested in adapting existing Teaching Issues in Ecology and Evolution (TIEE) modules for use in their Spring 2017 courses. Faculty participants will implement two selected modules with a focus on providing students with the quantitative skillset needed to ‘scale up’ to large ecological datasets. This FMN will begin in January and run through the Spring semester. For more information on the selected modules and to apply, please visit DEADLINE EXTENDED! Applications are due by December 2nd

Questions? Contact Gaby Hamerlinck at


DIG into Data for the Biology Classroom

The new DIG into Data for the Biology Classroom FMN is seeking applicants who have experience in bringing data-driven activities into the introductory biology or ecology classroom and are interested in further refining their own teaching modules or developing new ones. Our data partners include DryadLab and the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON). As a group, participants in this network will work towards developing polished teaching resources suitable for submission as a teaching data set to a special issue of TIEE. Please visit the Data Incubator Group QUBES website for more details and to apply ( Applications are due by December 2nd

Questions?  Contact Kaitlin Bonner at or Kristine Grayson at


 Informational Webinar
There is a webinar for more information on both Faculty Mentoring Networks on November 10, 2016 at 4:00pm EST. Register for the webinar by November 7 at


Three Ways to Get Started:

  1. View the ESA resources that are available on QUBES Hub
  2. Check out the ESA education website
  3. Join the group to receive updates about ESA education projects
  4. Join the Faculty Mentoring Network: Bringing Research Data into Undergraduate Classrooms to understand more about how to use TIEE modules in the classroom.

More ways to get involved

ESA has a peer-reviewed, web based collection of educational materials
ESA's EcoEd Digital Library (EcoEdDL) is a forum for scientists and educators to locate and contribute peer reviewed resources for 21st century undergraduate ecology education. EcoEdDL strives to foster a community of ecology education users and contributors.


Stay Connected with ESA Through Their Many Social Media Portals!

For ESA's Twitter Page


Contact any of the liaisons below with questions:







Teresa Mourad

Ecological Society of America Liaison

Gabriela Hamerlinck

Ecological Society of America Liaison

Alison Hale

University of Pittsburgh

QUBES Liaison



Created by Alison N Hale Last Modified Tue November 22, 2016 3:46 pm by Gabriela Hamerlinck