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Exploring Species Interactions with "Snapshot Serengeti"
29 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Meredith S. Palmer*1, Charlie Willis2, Katherine Barry2, Craig Packer2, Annika Moe2, Deena Wassenberg2
1. Princeton University 2. University of Minnesota
Authentic learning experiences are a valuable way for students to gain an in-depth understanding of the scientific process. However, implementing such experiences in large enrollment courses can be...
Does it pose a threat? Investigating the impact of Bt corn on monarch butterflies
20 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Sara A. Wyse
Aspiring scientists know that a hallmark of science is that experiments are repeatable and testable. However, students do not often get opportunities to explore the replicability of...
Nature’s Flying Machines: The Evolutionary Relationship of Avian Form & Function
28 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Melissa Haswell
In this series of activities, birds will be used as the model organism. The modules examine the connections between body form and function over time by investigating the relationship between avian...
NMDS to Study Dead Wood Fungi Communities in Parks of New Jersey
30 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Maria Shumskaya1, Christopher Zambell1
Students use dead wood (saproxylic) fungi occurrence data from New Jersey, USA collected by students and faculty of Kean University to learn the basics of community ecology. Simple NMDS ordination...
The nose knows: How tri-trophic interactions and natural history shape bird foraging behavior. Introduction to data visualization.
28 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By pamela scheffler
Students investigate the role of olfaction and infochemicals on bird foraging behavior.. In this module students learn to analyze and present graphic data in ways that simplify interpretation.
Island biogeography, spatial ecology, and macroinvertebrate species diversity in Richmond’s rock pools
22 Feb 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Nadia Bukach1, Todd Lookingbill1, Andrew Davidson2, James R Vonesh2, Kristine Grayson1
1. University of Richmond 2. Virginia Commonwealth University
Students investigate questions of community ecology and biogeography using data from an urban rock pool ecosystem. Using ArcGIS 10, students learn to create effective maps, calculate landscape...
MathBench: Biodiversity Assessment of Stream Biota
21 Dec 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Rebekah Chapman
Georgia State University
The MathBench module, "The Case of the Missing Mountaintop" introduces students to the concept of biodiversity and measures used to quantify biodiversity and stream health. Students investigate the...
Search for the Missing Sea Otters
12 Nov 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Mary Allen1, Mark L. Kuhlmann1
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science- using a progressive disclosure format, this case study teaches students how to apply ecological principles to a real-life ecological problem.
Exploring the Ecology of Gorongosa
20 Feb 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jennifer Carmichael
San Diego Mesa College
Students learn about bottleneck events, population demographics and growth, ecological niches and competition, food chains/webs and ecological disturbances through past and current data on...
EREN PFPP Species Composition Curriculum Module with Data
29 Sep 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Rachel Collins1, Jerald Dosch2, Kristine Hopfensperger3, Karen Kuers4, Erin Lindquist5, Charles McClaugherty6, Tim Menzel7
1. Roanoke College 2. Macalester College 3. Northern Kentucky University 4. The University of the South 5. Meredith College 6. University of Mount Union 7. Piedmont College
In this lab, students will learn foundational concepts of forest community dynamics and apply quantitative skills to data analysis and interpretation activities. Students will use tree plot data...
28 Sep 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jerald Dosch1, Erin Lindquist2, Karen Kuers3, Charles McClaugherty4, Kristine Hopfensperger5, Fernando Nieto6, Rachel Collins7, Tim Menzel8
1. Macalester College 2. Meredith College 3. The University of the South 4. University of Mount Union 5. Northern Kentucky University 6. SUNY Old Westbury 7. Roanoke College 8. Piedmont College