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Students use data to test hypotheses on breeding bird species richness. Students will exercise critical thinking skills to interpret data sets and maps. They will then create graphic presentations of their findings.

This activity is included in Volume 8 of Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology (TIEE).
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Life science discipline (subject)
Keywords birds, species richness, graphs, data sets,
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Pedagogical Use Description This activity is intended for students to conduct a scientific investigation in a small group. Students will learn and practice the skills of interpreting data, generating graphs, and presenting the information represented in graphs.
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Full Name of Primary Author Tom Langen
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Primary Author Affiliation Department of Biology and Psychology, Clarkson University
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Rights Tom Langen
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Drought and Water Ecosystem Services Collection Off
Conservation Targets Under Global Change Collection Off
Big Data Collection On
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Date Of Record Submission 2012-06-07
I Agree to EcoEdDL's Copyright Policy & Terms of Use No
Date Of Record Release 2012-06-07 11:08:56
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Date Last Modified 2018-07-26 15:36:27
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Resource Comments

Subject: Comment On: Drivers of Avian Local Species Richness: Continental-Scale Gradients, Regional LAndscape, or Local Land Cover?
Posted By: Conchi
Date Posted: 2016-05-22 18:16:16
I think this is a very good module. I will use it again next semester in the Ecology laboratory. I like the module because it helps understand the concept of scale, besides all the other objectives that the module have. It also provide students with tools for data analysis. ImageJ could be used for many other things. I pointed that out the the students and they started thinking about other projects were the software might be useful.

This message was edited by tmourad on June 16, 2016 at 7:10 am.