The Importance of Street Trees and Urban Avifauna: A lesson exploring the relationship between urban forest and foraging birds
13 May 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Sarah B Fones
This module examines the relationship between street trees, urban avifauna, and socioeconomic gradients in the highly urbanized county of Los Angeles, California. Using edited data from a published...
Life in Urban Environments: The Impact of Urbanization on Life-History Traits in Amphibian Species
13 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Madison Whitehurst
This lesson focuses on urbanization and its negative effects on species, specifically amphibians. The lesson will also provide hands-on statistical analyses and critical thinking questions to...
Aquatic Macroinvertebrates and Urbanization: Exploring urbanization’s effect on leaf litter decomposition in six streams of Puerto Rico using R
11 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By John McIntosh
Virginia Commonwealth University
Urbanization effects stream ecosystems by introducing pollutants to the streams.. This has detrimental effects on the life of the streams such as the aquatic macroinvertebrates who are in charge of...
Stream Discharge Module- Beck Modification (Project EDDIE)
01 Jan 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Catherine Beck
In this module, students use data from the United States Geologic Survey to assess changes in stream discharge with time, calculate flood frequency, and see the effects of urbanization and flood...
Stream Discharge Module (Project EDDIE)
19 Nov 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By N E Bader, T. Meixner, C. A. Gibson, Catherine O'Reilly1, D. N. Castendyk
Illinois State University
Stream discharge is a fundamental measure of water supply in stream systems. Low discharge may cause problems with water supply and fish passage, while high discharge may mean flooding. In this...
Investigating the effects of urbanization on bird biodiversity: Testing three biodiversity hypotheses using citizen science data
13 Jun 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jennifer Kovacs1, Ebony Gaillard2
1. Spelman College 2. University of North Carolina
Students generate predictions and test three hypotheses about how biodiversity is affected by urbanization over time using citizen science generated bird count data and land use data from 13...