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    Human Population Growth and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
    Humans alter the climate by emitting greenhouse gases, by changing planetary albedo, and by altering atmospheric chemistry. Between 1900 and 2000, humans' emissions of carbon into the atmosphere...

    Keywords: demographyhuman populationgreenhouse gas emissions

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    Using Map of Life to Investigate Species Ranges Shifts with Climate Change
    Biodiversity databases, based on species occurrences, are now readily available for students to use a free of charge. These databases allow exploration of how species ranges shift through time. One...

    Keywords: climate changehabitat suitabilityspecies distributionMap of Lifethermal tolerance

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    Creating a Deeper Understanding of Big Geospatial Data, Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI), and Community Science using Project Eddie Modules
    This module uses the Project Eddie Module Assessing the Risk of Invasive Species Using Community Science Data developed by Heard, M. J. (2023) to create a deeper understanding of big geospatial...

    Keywords: GISInvasive SpeciesGeospatial ScienceProject EDDIEgeographyCitizen and Community Sciencegeographic information sciencevolunteering

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    Invasion, Restoration, and Response: Assessing changes in arthropod community assemblage using both parametric and non-parametric approaches
    This lesson, which is based around a recently published paper in the Journal of Ecological Applications, introduces students to both parametric and non-parametric approaches to statistical analysis...

    Keywords: ecologyANOVAInvasive Speciesspecies diversityquantitative analysisupper level wetland ecologysalt marshesarthropodsShannon diversity indexleast significant differences

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    Ground Spider Survey QUBES Resource Draft (1)
    This QUBES Module aims to introduce students to standardized ecological field methods, measures of diversity, ArcGIS Online, and Excel. This is achieved through nocturnal survey of ground spiders.

    Keywords: Community EcologyspidersMicrosoft ExcelShannon diversity index

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    Mapping Specimen Occurrence Data in QGIS
    Use digitized natural history collection occurrence data from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) to map the distribution of the beaver in the state of Oregon from 1800-2020 using QGIS

    Keywords: natural history collectionsspecies distributionscourse-based research experiences (CUREs)digitized natural history collectionsQGIS

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    Functional trait-based restoration. Can hybrid restoration enhance invasion resistance and ecosystem services?
    A hybrid restoration experiment in Hilo, Hawaiʻi, in an area of high biocultural conservation value, that address the ecological and philosophical issues involved in conducting restoration with a...

    Keywords: Invasive SpeciesagroforestryHawaii CountyRestoration Ecologyplant functional traitstropical forest

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    Unveiling Lizard Evolution: Graphical Insights into Behavioral Ecology in the Era of Climate Change
    This lesson targets entry-level undergraduate students to enhance their proficiency in comprehending and interpreting scientific graphs. The lesson incorporates group discussions centered around...

    Keywords: evolutionary ecologygraph interpretationfmnBioGraphIrepresentation in STEM

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    STEM as Culture: Exploring exclusion and inclusion in mathematics and biology
    This is a paper given as a plenary lecture at the second CalcConf in Bergen, Norway, June 2023. The paper explores how marginalization in society & living between worlds becomes a superpower in...

    Keywords: calculusbiocalculusrule of fivemarine biologyco2Microagressionsmauna keamauna loafeministtestimonioindigenous epistomologyanzalduagutierrezdisciplinary microaggressions

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    1-061-SingularPerturbation-TechniqueNarrative
    This paper introduces the basics of singular perturbation methods for solving ordinary differential equations. Interactive examples will show how the smallness of physical parameters can...

    Keywords: perturbationsingular perturbation

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    1-060-RegularPerturbation-TechniqueNarrative
    This paper presents an introduction to a set of analytical approximations referred to as regular perturbation. This is a particular mathematical tool within the broader set of perturbation...

    Keywords: perturbationregular perturbationasymptotic expansionsanalytical approximationBernoulli equation

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    Author Guidelines
    These Author Guidelines are designed to assist module authors throughout this participatory process of creating a new OCELOTS module or adapting an existing one.
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    Restoring tropical forests: Is planting clusters of trees a cost-effective and ecologically-sound strategy to restore tropical forest?
    This module (available in four languages) provides a broad introduction to both ecological and social aspects of tropical forest restoration. It focuses on a long-term study comparing three...

    Keywords: Restoration Ecologyforest restorationtropical forest

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    Sounds of the Tropics: Part 2. How are frogs responding to hurricanes, droughts, and climate change?
    This online module explores the response of a tropical frog community to hurricanes, drought, and climate change. We use acoustic monitoring and occupancy modeling to understand how frog...

    Keywords: climate changefrogsspecies distributionsdroughtnatural disturbanceshurricanesPuerto Ricooccupancy modeling

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    Sounds of the Tropics: Part 3. Can you hear me? How do dolphins in Bocas del Toro, Panama communicate in a noisy habitat?
    This online module provides background information on dolphin communication and explores how a dolphin population responds to dolphin-watching activities in Panama.

    Keywords: Dolphin-watchingecotourismdolphin acousticshuman/nature interactions

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    Sounds of the Tropics: Part 1. How can audio recordings improve tropical biodiversity conservation?
    This online module explores the terminology of sound and concepts of acoustic monitoring, the diversity of sounds produced by animals, how to study soundscapes, how humans modify soundscapes, and...

    Keywords: animal behaviorAcoustic ecologysoundscapespassive acoustical monitoring

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    Turning ecological research into engaging online modules for undergraduates through Gala/OCELOTS
    Learn how to create and implement online modules in tropical ecology for undergraduates. In an NSF-funded network, researchers and specialists in 4DEE, pedagogy, interactive data tools, and media...

    Keywords: tropical biologyOCELOTSLDC2023

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    Snapshot Serengeti Online Lab
    Snapshot Serengeti is a fully online inquiry-based lab that uses real camera-trap data from Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to explore themes of tropical ecology and animal behavior.

    Keywords: ecologyspecies interactionscitizen scienceCommunity Ecologyanimal behaviormigration ecologyScience Communicationspecies distributionspredator-prey interactionsTropical ecologycamera trapsSerengetisavannah biome

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    Snapshot Serengeti Faculty Mentoring Network, Summer 2022
    The goal of our summer 2022 FMN was to develop a client-side interactive dashboard that allowed students to visualize and analyze data from the Snapshot Serengeti camera-trap research project.

    Keywords: Faculty Mentoring NetworkinteractiveSerengeti

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    Healing the scars: Tropical rainforest carbon cycling. Does it matter which tree species you plant?
    This online module explores how differences in traits of tropical tree species translate into differential effects on the carbon cycle, integrating ecological information across scales and the...

    Keywords: climate changecarbon cyclingtropical biology4DEE Frameworkforest restorationtropical tree speciessoil carbon

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