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Demography from “virtual” cemeteries

Author(s): Caroline DeVan

New Jersey Institute of Technology

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This is an FMN participant modification of the TIEE module "Demography from physical cemeteries, “virtual cemeteries,” and census data" authored by Janet Lanza in 2012.

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Version 1.0 - published on 19 Jun 2017 doi:10.25334/Q41S3Q - cite this

Adapted from: Demography from physical cemeteries, "virtual cemeteries," and census data v 1.0



The module was implemented at the New Jersey Institute of Technology by Caroline M. DeVan. 

  • Course: Biology 205 – Foundations in Ecology and Evolution Honors 
  • Course Level: Second semester freshman/first semester sophomore – required introductory class for biology majors.
  • Instructional Setting: Lecture – 32 students
  • Implementation Timeframe: Two class periods (first, Mar 31 – 45 min, second, Apr 5 - 30 min) & homework.  Occurred at the beginning of the third and final unit of the course – population ecology unit


I simplified the module to only include the online cemetery data (not the census portion).  I also moved several parts (data collection, final poster) to outside of class time to save on in-class time.

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