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How Many Squirrels Are in the Shrubs? A Lesson Plan for Comparing Methods for Population Estimation
30 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Johanna Varner*1, Hayley C. Lanier2, Jennifer M. Duggan3, Laurie Dizney4, Elizabeth A. Flaherty5, Patrice K. Connors1, Liesl P. Erb6, Christopher J. Yahnke7, John D. Hanson8
1. Colorado Mesa University 2. University of Oklahoma 3. California State University, Monterey Bay 4. University of Portland 5. Purdue University 6. Warren Wilson College 7. University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point 8. Institute for Biodiversity Research and Education
Estimating the population sizes of animals is a key skill for any student interested in ecology, conservation, or management. However, counting animals in natural habitats is difficult, and the...
An active-learning lesson that targets student understanding of population growth in ecology
27 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Elizabeth Trenckmann1, Michelle Smith1, Karen Nicole Pelletreau1, Mindi M. Summers2
1. University of Maine 2. University of Maine, University of Calgary
Effective teaching and learning of population ecology requires integration of quantitative literacy skills. To facilitate student learning in population ecology and provide students with the...
A first lesson in mathematical modeling for biologists: Rocs
26 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anne-Marie Hoskinson
South Dakota State University
Using a fictitious population of Rocs, a mythical species of giant raptor, students accomplish two broad objectives: 1) they undertake the process of building a first mathematical model of a...
Case Study - Storks vs Babies
11 Nov 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Carrie Diaz Eaton
Bates College and QUBES
This is a R project based on the Robert Matthews paper Storks vs Babies. The idea is to replicate the results of the paper, learn a bit about R for linear fits and graphing and explore correlation...
An introduction to population matrix models: a swirl lesson
15 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jennifer Apple
Students will learn how to set up a population matrix model in R and use it for demographic analysis of a population, including projecting population growth, determining lambda and the stable age...
Hammed Adedamola Akande
Modification of "Exploring the population dynamics of wintering bald eagles through long-term data" module
30 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kaitlin Stack Whitney
Rochester Institute of Technology
This module is a modification of the Beckstead et al. module in TIEE Volume 7. It includes a meta-cognition based model and self reflection, no statistics, and is organized to be done in 1-2...
Exploring the population dynamics of wintering bald eagles through long-term data
21 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Valerie Greene
Diablo Valley College
pptx presentation & partially filled out student proposal worksheet
Exploring the population dynamics of wintering bald eagles through long-term data using R
By Kristen Kaczynski
California State University - Chico
The purpose of this modification was to take the analyses that were done in Excel and have the students perform them using R. Students were not given any R code for this activity, as R code was...
The Mystery of the Missing Martens
12 Nov 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Elizabeth A. Flaherty1, Carolyn A. Eckrich2, Merav Ben-David2
1. Purdue University 2. University of Wyoming
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science- this interrupted case study introduces basic modeling to investigate a decline in an American marten population on an island in Southeast Alaska.
Search for the Missing Sea Otters
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.
Bald Eagle Module Introductory Powerpoint and Lab Report Rubric
22 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Dustin Wilgers
Modification of "Exploring the population dynamics of wintering bald eagles through long-term data." This is a product of the 2016 Faculty Mentoring Network, Data Discovery
14 May 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Emily Dangremond1, Julie Beckstead2, Alexandra Lagasse2, Scott Robinson3
1. Roosevelt University 2. Gonzaga University 3. Wildlife Biologist, Retired, Bureau of Land Management Coeur d'Alene Field Office Coeur d'Alene
Module included in Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology (TIEE) Volume 7Students will identify dependent and independent variables, create graphs of dependent variables plotted against...