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Demography from “virtual” cemeteries

By Caroline DeVan

New Jersey Institute of Technology

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.

Listed in Teaching Materials | resource by group ESA Data Discovery FMN (2017)

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

Licensed under CC Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International according to these terms

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

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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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