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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (4): 241–246.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Evan Lampert Forests are excellent “outdoor classrooms” for active learning in ecology and evolution; however, in many areas trees have no leaves or visible animal activity for much of the year. Fallen leaves may preserve evidence of interactions such as herbivory and infectious diseases, although...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (4): 256–268.
Published: 01 April 2019
... : National Academy Press . Paul, E.A. ( 2014 ). Soil Microbiology, Ecology and Biochemistry . San Diego, CA : Academic Press . Schimel, J.P. & Bennett, J. ( 2004 ). Nitrogen mineralization: challenges of a changing paradigm . Ecology , 85 , 591 – 602 . Smith, J.L. , Collins, H.P...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (9): 649–657.
Published: 01 December 2019
... developed Jupyter Notebook to analyze data collected as part of a multiweek ecology field experiment aimed at determining the effect of white-tailed deer on aspects of biological diversity. These inquiry-based laboratory exercises generated scientifically relevant data and gave students a chance to...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (1): 35–42.
Published: 01 January 2016
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Example histogram from an upper-level <b>ecology</b> course. Teachers should custo...
Published: 01 August 2017
Figure 1. Example histogram from an upper-level ecology course. Teachers should customize their question prompts to their specific course content. Photo by R.K.T. Figure 1. Example histogram from an upper-level ecology course. Teachers should customize their question prompts to their specific More
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (3): 169–174.
Published: 01 March 2019
... project, though the protocols, objectives, and outcomes can be generalized to any piscivorous fish. The objective of this five-lab conservation genetics unit is to enhance student understanding of fundamental molecular and ecological concepts through applied use of DNA sequencing technologies. Student...
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<b>Ecology</b> students establish transect lines for “biodiversity” sampling in th...
Published: 01 November 2016
Figure 1. Ecology students establish transect lines for “biodiversity” sampling in the jelly-bean habitat. Figure 1. Ecology students establish transect lines for “biodiversity” sampling in the jelly-bean habitat. More
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (9): 680–685.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Bruce Eichhorst Live-streaming Internet webcams focused on animal subjects generally are targeted at public audiences, but have the potential to be utilized by college students for studies on animal behavior and ecology. I describe how a bird feeder webcam provided a flexible and quality visual...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (6): 438–444.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Janet F. Stomberg; Morgan R. Walder; Rebekka Darner Solving conservation problems requires students to apply their knowledge of ecology and evolution. We present the Endangered Species Conservation through Habitat Suitability Analysis Laboratory Activity , in which students perform habitat...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (2): 110–114.
Published: 01 February 2019
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (5): 359–364.
Published: 01 May 2018
..., J. , Rillig, M. C. , & Joshi, J. ( 2015 ). Research article: Negative biotic soil-effects enhance biodiversity by restricting potentially dominant plant species in grasslands . Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics , 17227 – 235 . doi: 10.1016/j.ppees.2015.03.002...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (7): 592–593.
Published: 01 September 2017
... a new landscape for simulating wildlife ecology research. The world of Pokémon GO is overlaid onto the physical world and is populated with a variety of species, each having biologically relevant characteristics. Each individual Pokémon also has unique morphometric data. These features of the game...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (6): 500.
Published: 01 August 2017
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (3): 142–148.
Published: 01 March 2020
.... The Decomposition in Aquatic and Terrestrial Invaded Systems (DATIS) project within the Ecological Research as Education Network (EREN) offers a good model for examining how to minimize challenges and maximize opportunities associated with classroom use of long-term, collaborative research projects...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (8): 664–668.
Published: 01 October 2016
...Jay Y. S. Hodgson; Kirk O. Barber; Christopher J. Hustead Understanding habitat heterogeneity and habitat preference are central tenets of undergraduate ecology courses, but many urban campuses, particularly community colleges and others with large student enrollments, may lack the means for...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (2): 144–148.
Published: 01 February 2017
... eusociality . Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics , 15 , 165 – 189 . Axelrod, R. , & Hamilton, W. D. ( 1981 ). The evolution of cooperation . Science 211 , 1390 – 1396 . Chabris, C. ( 2013 , July 26 ). The science of winning poker . Wall Street Journal . Chapin, K. J...
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The American Biology Teacher (2013) 75 (8): 544–549.
Published: 01 October 2013
...Richard F. Pool; Gregory D. Turner; S. Anne Böttger In recent years the need for ecological literacy and problem solving has increased, but there is no evidence that this need is reflected by increased ecology coverage at institutions of higher education (IHE) across the United States. Because...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (4): 338–340.
Published: 01 April 2016
.... This lesson will give high school students insights into how other organisms encounter their environment, the benefits and limitations of different senses, and why we should be aware of other organisms’ perceptions. Educating students about sensory ecology introduces fundamental concepts in physiology...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (4): 300–309.
Published: 01 April 2016
... students develop quantitative reasoning skills. We describe an evolutionary ecology lesson focused on resource competition in a parasitic wasp. Students use datasets to generate graphs and test hypotheses on resource competition and fitness. Table 1. Raw data collected for three experimental...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (4): 291–293.
Published: 01 April 2019
... Almanac . New York, NY : Ballantine Books . Matthews, C. E. & Cummo, E. ( 1999 ). All wrapped up inn kudzu and other ecological disasters . American Biology Teacher , 61 , 42 – 46 . Minamata Disease Municipal Museum ( 2007 ). Minamata Disease: Its History and Lessons . Minamata City...