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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (4): 247–255.
Published: 01 April 2020
..., biological inference, and scientific writing. This comprehensive, ready-to-implement curriculum is suitable for plant biology, botany, and plant ecology courses and is particularly valuable for students with no prior research experience. © 2020 National Association of Biology Teachers. All rights reserved...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (5): 334–339.
Published: 01 May 2019
... and ecological principles for high school students. Caterpillar models are formed from plasticine, a nontoxic, nondrying modeling clay, and are an excellent tool for quantifying relative predation rates by birds, small mammals, and invertebrates. Lifelike surrogate larvae are glued to vegetation for...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (4): 222–227.
Published: 01 April 2019
... . Middendorf, G. & Pohlad, B.R. ( 2014 ). Ecoliteracy for ecology and ecologists: eroded underpinnings . Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment , 12 , 194 – 195 . Pearson, D.L. , Hamilton, A.L. & Erwin, T.L. ( 2011 ). Recovery plan for the endangered taxonomy profession . BioScience...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (7): 522–528.
Published: 01 September 2018
... California Press's Reprints and Permissions web page, www.ucpress.edu/journals.php?p=reprints . 2018 mathematics ecology Lincoln-Petersen Shannon-Weaver Chocolate M&M candies in “Fun-Sized” bags. Appropriate plastic containers, with reclosing lids, for mixing the candies. (We use...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (5): 346–352.
Published: 01 May 2018
.... ( 2008 ). Synergies among extinction drivers under global change . Trends in Ecology & Evolution , 23 ( 8 ), 453 – 460 . Burghardt, K. T. , Tallamy, D. W. , & Shriver, G. ( 2009 ). Impact of native plants on bird and butterfly biodiversity in suburban landscapes . Conservation...
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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 (2018) 80 (5): 372–378.
Published: 01 May 2018
... . Ecological Indicators , 29 , 522 – 528 . doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2013.01.028 Boyce, R. L. ( 2005 ). Life under your feet: Measuring soil invertebrate diversity . Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology , 3 ( 1 ). Retrieved from http://tiee.esa.org/vol/v3/experiments/soil...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (1): 53–55.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Matthew J. Heard Life history trade-offs provide an opportunity for students to learn about concepts in ecology, evolutionary biology, and natural history. Here I present a simple activity that I created to help students use data from museums and online life history databases to explore the...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (1): 11–20.
Published: 01 January 2018
... crucial that future resource managers and scientists have a solid understanding of mycorrhizal ecology. Limited interest of postsecondary students in plants and fungi compared with animals, combined with difficulties visualizing below-ground processes, present challenges for learning mycorrhizal concepts...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (9): 753–762.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Matthew D. Stilwell; Julia F. Nepper; Elizabeth D. Clawson; Val Blair; Travis Tangen; Douglas B. Weibel Symbiosis is a fascinating and diverse phenomenon. The study of symbiosis is important to understanding ecology, as it helps us understand relationships between organisms and provides insight...
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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 (5): 344–349.
Published: 01 May 2017
... for evaluating pre-NGSS curricula to bring them into alignment with the NGSS Framework. To do this, we retrospectively analyzed materials from a high school capstone course in ecology that were developed prior to the advent of the new standards. Based on this analysis, we recommend some general steps...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (2): 151–155.
Published: 01 February 2017
... experience. His insights include the negative impact of invasive and introduced species on native organisms and the anthropogenic effects on species’ distributions. Thus students will also recognize the foundations of many important principles of modern ecology and conservation biology in this historic...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (9): 733–738.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Matthew J. Heard Undergraduates in ecology and conservation biology courses often lack a clear understanding of how to do fieldwork and utilize data analysis to answer complex questions. This is unfortunate, because with proper training these students could identify and address some of today's most...
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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 (2016) 78 (1): 49–56.
Published: 01 January 2016
... discussed how specific interventions can be implemented to effectively hone graphing abilities. We evaluated (1) five key instructional features of an inquiry-oriented stream-ecology unit that consisted of data collection and graphing and (2) the unit's impact on non–science majors' analytical skills...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (9): 681–688.
Published: 01 November 2015
... reproduce article content through the University of California Press's Reprints and Permissions web page, www.ucpress.edu/journals.php?p=reprints . 2015 Behavior ecology scientific method inquiry-based learning pollution monitoring macroinvertebrates Figure 1. Leading worksheet used to...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (9): 676–680.
Published: 01 November 2015
... ecological impacts and management of invasive species. Students work collaboratively in teams to examine the impacts of a particular invasive species on an ecosystem (a fictional national park). The teams then propose policies that would assist their park in minimizing the introduction and impacts of the...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (6): 432–438.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Mohammad A. Abu Baker; Sara E. Emerson; Joel S. Brown We present a practical field exercise for ecology and animal behavior classes that can be carried out on campus, using urban wildlife. Students document an animal's feeding behavior to study its interactions with the surrounding environment. In...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (1): 56–61.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Kelly Sturner; Karen Lucci This inquiry-based activity for high school students introduces concepts of ecology and the importance of data analysis to science. Using an investigative case, students generate independent questions about birds, access Cornell Lab of Ornithology online resources to...