This is an FMN participant modification of the TIEE module "Investigating the footprint of climate change on phenology and ecological interactions in north-central North America," authored by Kellen Calinger in 2014.
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: One class period (~1 hour) & some homework, April 21 – second to last lecture – Climate Change Unit
Cite this work
Researchers should cite this work as follows:
- DeVan, C. (2017). Using a long-term data set from Ohio to analyze climate change and it’s impacts on phenology and ecological interactions. ESA Data Discovery FMN (2017), QUBES Educational Resources. doi:10.25334/Q4S888
I made very few modifications to this module. Primarily I simplified – asking students to create graphs from one geographic unit (that I assigned to them) rather than two and instead I had them compare the graphs between groups instead. I also gave them the graphs for the plants rather than have them create them on their own. I also had them complete the final section outside of class (because we ran out of time) and briefly went over the material the next class period.