|Primary or BEN resource type|
|Discipline Specific Core Concepts|
|Life science discipline (subject)|
|Keywords||TIEE, pedagogy, student active, inquiry based, prairie, grass, savannah, biodiversity, productivity, grassland, functional group, Cedar Creek, biomass|
|Intended End User Role|
|Pedagogical Use Description||This Dataset provides a hands-on opportunity for students to examine relationships in experimental datasets and think about about larger questions about biodiversity in light of their conclusions for this particular experiment. Using Datasets 1 and 2, students hypothesize the possible reasons for the observed effect, including sampling effects and niche differences among species, and examine the challenges and implications of extrapolating these experimental data to biodiversity loss in general. Students discuss their hypotheses, analysis, interpretation, and conclusion orally and/or in writing.
Note for 9-12 Audience: Data set #1 is best to use for getting at core ecology. Set #2 and Bonus Set are more sophisticated (college level) and designed to get at sample size issues and other methodology questions more than the core ecological principles.
|Primary Author Controlled Name|
|Primary Author Affiliation||Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, University of Minnesota|
|Primary Author firstname.lastname@example.org
|Rights||Copyright 2004 by Joe Fargione, David Tilman, and the Ecological Society of America.|
|Date Of Record Submission||2007-12-26|
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