Dr. Matthew Heard, associate professor of biology and Rob Fisher Endowed Chair of Environmental Science, co-authored an article entitled “Flexible and Inclusive Ecology Projects That Harness Collaboration and NEON-Enabled Science to Enhance Student Learning” in the journal Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America.
In this article, the authors describe five free flexible learning projects that were designed to help students gain expertise in field work, ecology, environmental science and data science while working in online, remote and Hyflex course settings. This work was part of a grant that was funded by the National Science Foundation’s Macrosystems and NEON-Enabled Science program.
Co-authors include Kaitlin Stack Whitney from Rochester Institute of Technology, Laurel Anderson from Ohio Wesleyan University, Sandra Cooke from Greensboro College, Danielle Garneau from SUNY-Plattsburgh, Jason Kilgore from Washington and Jefferson College, Mary Beth Kolozsvary from Siena College, Karen Kuers from Sewanee University, Claire Lunch from Battelle/NEON, Timothy McKay from Colgate University and Alison Parker from Northern Kentucky University.
The Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America is a publication for the Ecological Society of America that covers ecological events, news and reports of interest to the ecological community. In addition, it serves as a publication for teaching and research articles that will be of broad interest to the ecological community.
Read the full article here.