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View Resource Performing a population viability analysis from data students collect on a local plant

During two lab periods, students collect demographic data on perennial plants and then use these data in a matrix model to perform population viability analyses. During the first lab, students tag...

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View Resource Roots as foragers

In this project, students can experience plants as responsive rather than passive organisms. Roots forage through heterogeneous media and proliferate in portions of the soil that have abundant...

View Resource Species Interaction, Advantageous or Not: the Fig-Wasp relationship

Species interactions can occur along a continuum from mutualism to parasitism and can evolve to different points along this continuum over time. This classroom activity explores this concept by...

View Resource Urban to Rural Gradients Exploring Trends in Organismal, Community and Ecosystem Ecology

Urban ecology is quickly becoming a major subdiscipline in ecology and being included in the syllabi of most college-level ecology courses. This field and laboratory exercise is designed to be...

View Resource Using a cascading food web case study to assess the ecological and economic impacts of management decisions

As informed citizens, students should be able to understand and interpret the value of a working ecosystem and the cascading implications of disturbances. We use a case study to introduce students to...

View Resource Using on-line data sources to allow students to test hypotheses about river flow and effects on remotely sensed coastal ocean properties.

River discharge couples terrestrial ecosystems with oceanic ecosystems. Fluctuations in river discharges from drought or flood events can have significant effects on coastal ecosystems.

View Resource Using Owl Pellet Analysis to Explore Space Use and Productivity

Laboratory exercise to teach undergraduates about factors determining territory size. It begins with dissecting owl pellets and leads students through a series of calculations. A key theme is the...

View Resource Using Writing to Teach Science and Policy Aspects of Drought and Water-Ecosystem Services in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (California, USA).

Students learn how drought affects aquatic ecosystem services such as freshwater provision and habitat preservation by critically analyzing the current problems in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta....

View Resource What NOT to Read: A Lesson in Reviewing and Critiquing Scientific Literature Using a Junk Science Article on Climate Change

A central challenge for college-level science and ecology students is understanding the significance of peer-reviewed scientific literature. Such literature is increasingly easy to access, but...

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