Pathways to Scientific Teaching

"Pathways to Scientific Teaching" is a new series in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment (a publication of the Ecological Society of America). Each month a Pathways article describes a teaching and learning unit developed from the ideas in a research paper also published in the same issue. The articles focus on active learning, inquiry-guided instruction, and assessment. Please read the "Introduction to the Series on Scientific Teaching" for further information.


2006

June

  • Ebert-May et al. 2006 [pdf] - Analyzing results: the tip of the iceberg
  • Ebert-May D, Weber EP, Hodder J, and Batzli J. 2006. Analyzing results: the tip of the iceberg. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 4(5):274-275.

May

  • Pilon-Smits and Freeman 2006 [citation] - Environmental cleanup using plants: biotechnological advances and ecological considerations

  • Ebert-May et al. 2006 [pdf] - Designing research to investigate student learning
  • Ebert-May D, Batzli J, and Weber E. 2006. Designing research to investigate student learning. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 4(4):218-219.

April

  • Guinotte et al. 2006 [citation] - Will human-induced changes in seawater chemistry alter the distribution of deep-sea scleractinian corals?

  • Hodder et al. 2006 [pdf] - Coding to analyze studentsí critical thinking
  • Hodder J, Ebert-May D, Batzli J. 2006. Coding to analyze studentsí critical thinking. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 4(3):162-163.

March

  • Walters et al. 2006 [citation] - E-commerce and Caulerpa: unregulated dispersal of invasive species

  • Batzli et al. 2006 [pdf] - Bridging the pathway from instruction to research
  • Batzli, JM, Ebert-May D, Hodder J. 2006. Bridging the pathway from instruction to research. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 4(2):105-107.

February

  • Ebert-May et al. 2006 [pdf] - Whatís next for the Pathways series?
  • Ebert-May D, Hodder J. 2006. Whatís next for the Pathways series? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 4(1):43-44.


2005

December

  • Kremen and Ostfeld 2005 [citation] - A call to ecologists: measuring, analyzing, and managing ecosystem services

  • Richmond et al. 2005 [pdf] - Lyme disease: a case about ecosystem services
  • Richmond C, Ebert-May D, and Hodder J. 2005. Lyme disease: a case about ecosystem services. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 3(10):557-558

November

  • Ellison et al. 2005 [citation] - Loss of foundation species: consequences for the structure and dynamics of forested ecosystems

  • Hodder et al. 2005 [pdf] - Problem solving: a foundation for modeling
  • Hodder J, Middendorf G, Ebert-May D. 2005. Problem solving: a foundation for modeling. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 3(9):501-502

October

  • Wilcove and Master 2005 [citation] - How many endangered species are there in the United States

  • Gaiser et al. 2005 [pdf] - Here today, not gone tomorrow?
  • Gaiser E, Rosenfeld K, Ebert-May D, Weber EP, McConney A. 2005. Here today, not gone tomorrow? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 3(8):452-453

September

  • Gurnell 2005 [citation] - Effects of deposited wood on biocomplexity of river corridors

  • Nagel et al. 2005 [pdf] - Learning through peer assessment
  • Nagel LM, Ebert-May D, Weber EP, Hodder J. 2005. Learning through peer assessment. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 3(7):390-391

August

  • Willingham 2005 [citation] - The effects of atrazine and temperature on turtle hatchling size and sex ratios

  • Derting et al. 2005 [pdf] - Determining confidence - sex and statistics
  • Derting TL, Ebert-May D, Hodder J, and Weber EP. 2005. Determining confidence: sex and statistics. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 3(6):338-339.

June

  • Kappel 2005 [citation] - Losing pieces of the puzzle: threats to marine, estuarine, and diadromous species

  • Ebert-May et al. 2005 [pdf] - Active homework - preparation for active classes
  • Ebert-May D, Linton D, Hodder J, and Long T. 2005. Active Homework - preparation for active classes. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 3(5):283-284

May

  • Fang et al. 2005 [citation] - Human-induced long-term changes in the lakes of the Jianghan Plain, Central Yangtze

  • Finelli et al. 2005 [pdf] - Collaborative learning - a jigsaw
  • Finelli C, Ebert-May D, and Hodder J. 2005. Collaborative learning - a jigsaw. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 3(4):220-221

April

  • Sklar et al. 2005 [citation] - The ecological-societal underpinnings of Everglades restoration

  • Hodder et al. 2005 [pdf] - Unraveling complexity: building an understanding of Everglades restoration
  • Hodder J, Ebert-May D, Williams K, and Luckie D. 2005. Unraveling complexity: building an understanding of Everglades restoration. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 3(3):170-171.

March

  • Marvier and Van Acker 2005 [citation] - Can crop transgenes be kept on a leash

  • Ebert-May et al. 2005 [pdf] - Unleashing problem solvers: from assessment to designing research
  • Ebert-May D, Hodder J, Weber EP, and Luckie D. 2005. Unleashing problem solvers: from assessment to designing research. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 3(2):101-102.


2004

December

  • Banks 2004 [citation] - Divided culture: integrating agriculture and conservation biology

  • Williams et al. 2004 [pdf] - Ecological controversy: analysis to synthesis
  • Williams KS, Ebert-May D, Luckie D, and Hodder J. 2004. Ecological controversy: analysis to synthesis. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 2(10):546-547

November

  • Knapp et al. 2004 [citation] - Generality in ecology: testing North American grassland rules in South African savannas

  • Ebert-May et al. 2004 [pdf] - Practicing scientific inquiry: what are the rules?
  • Ebert-May D, Williams K, Weber EP, Hodder J and Luckie D. 2004. Practicing scientific inquiry: what are the rules? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 2(9):492-493.

October

  • Callaway and Ridenour 2004 [citation] - Novel weapons: invasive success and the evolution of increased competitive ability

  • Williams et al. 2004 [pdf] - Novel assessments: detecting success in student learning
  • Williams KS, Ebert-May D, Luckie D, Hodder J, and Koptur S. 2004. Novel assessments: detecting success in student learning. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 2(8):444-445

September

  • Harvel et al. 2004 [citation] - The rising tide of ocean diseases: unsolved problems and research priorities

  • Hodder et al. 2004 [pdf] - Marine pathology: revealing the oceanís etiology to earthbound students
  • Hodder J, Ebert-May D, Williams K, and Luckie D. 2004. Marine Pathology: revealing the ocean's etiology to earthbound students. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 2(7):383-384.

August

  • Gentile 2004 [pdf] - Editorial on the importance of education reform
  • Ebert-May et al. 2004 [pdf] - Introduction to series on Scientific Teaching
  • Beedlow et al. 2004 [citation] - Rising atmospheric CO2 and carbon sequestration in forests

  • Ebert-May et al. 2004 [pdf] - Climate change: confronting student ideas
  • Ebert-May D, Williams K, Luckie D, and Hodder J. 2004. Climate change: confronting student ideas. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 2(6):324-325


Alphabetical Citation List

Banks JE. 2004. Divided culture: integrating agriculture and conservation biology. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 2(10):537-545.

Batzli, JM, Ebert-May D, Hodder J. 2006. Bridging the pathway from instruction to research. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 4(2):105-107. [PDF]

Beedlow PA, Tingey DT, Phillips DL, Hogsett WE, and Olszyk DM. 2004. Rising atmospheric CO2 and carbon sequestration in forests. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 2(6):315-322.

Callaway RM, and Ridenour WM. 2004. Novel weapons: invasive success and the evolution of increased competitive ability. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 2(8):436-443.

Derting TL, Ebert-May D, Hodder J, and Weber EP. 2005. Determining confidence: sex and statistics. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 3(6):338-339. [PDF]

Ebert-May D, Batzli J, and Weber E. 2006. Designing research to investigate student learning. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 4(4):218-219.[PDF]

Ebert-May D, Hodder J, Williams K, and Luckie D. 2004. Pathways to scientific teaching. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 2(6):323. [PDF]

Ebert-May D, Hodder J, Weber EP, and Luckie D. 2005. Unleashing problem solvers: from assessment to designing research. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 3(2):101-102. [PDF]

Ebert-May D, Hodder J. 2006. Whatís next for the Pathways series? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 4(1):43-44. [PDF]

Ebert-May D, Linton D, Hodder J, and Long T. 2005. Active Homework - preparation for active classes. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 3(5):283-284. [PDF]

Ebert-May D, Weber EP, Hodder J and Batzli J. 2006. Analyzing results: the tip of the iceberg. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 4(5):274-275. [PDF]

Ebert-May D, Williams K, Weber EP, Hodder J and Luckie D. 2004. Practicing scientific inquiry: what are the rules? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 2(9):492-493. [PDF]

Ebert-May D, Williams K, Luckie D, and Hodder J. 2004. Climate change: confronting student ideas. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 2(6):324-325. [PDF]

Ellison AM, Bank MS, Clinton BD, Colburn EA, Elliott K, Ford CR, Foster DR, Kloeppe BD, Knoepp JD, Lovett GM, Mohan J, Orwig DA, Rodenhouse NL, Sobczak WV, Stinson KA, Stone JK, Swan CM, Thompson J, Von Holle B, and Webster JR. 2005. Loss of foundation species: consequences for the structure and dynamics of forested ecosystems. Frontiers in ecology and the environment 3(9):479-486.

Fang J, Rao S and Zhao S. 2005. Human-induced long-term changes in the lakes of the Jianghan Plain, Central Yangtze. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 3(4):186-192.

Finelli C, Ebert-May D, and Hodder J. 2005. Collaborative learning - a jigsaw. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 3(4):220-221. [PDF]

Gaiser E, Rosenfeld K, Ebert-May D, Weber EP, McConney A. 2005. Here today, not gone tomorrow? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 3(8):452-453. [PDF]

Gentile J. 2004. The hard road to education reform. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 2(6):283. [PDF]

Guinotte JM, Orr J, Cairns S, Freiwald A, Morgan L, and George R. 2006. Will human-induced changes in seawater chemistry alter the distribution of deep-sea scleractinian corals? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 4(3):141-146.

Gurnell A, Tockner K, Edwards P, Petts G. 2005. Effects of deposited wood on biocomplexity of river corridors. Frontiers in ecology and the environment 3(7):377-382.

Harvel D, Aronson R, Baron N, Connell J, Dobson A, Ellner S, Gerber L, Kim K, McCallum H, Lafferty K, McKay B, Porter J, Pascal M, Smith G, Sutherland K, and Ward J. 2004. The rising tide of ocean diseases: unsolved problems and research priorities. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 2(7):375-382.

Hodder J, Ebert-May D, Batzli J. 2006. Coding to analyze studentsí critical thinking. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 4(3):162-163. [PDF]

Hodder J, Ebert-May D, Williams K, and Luckie D. 2004. Marine Pathology: revealing the ocean's etiology to earthbound students. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 2(7):383-384. [PDF]

Hodder J, Ebert-May D, Williams K, and Luckie D. 2005. Unraveling complexity: building an understanding of Everglades restoration. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 3(3):170-171. [PDF]

Hodder J, Middendorf G, Ebert-May D. 2005. Problem solving: a foundation for modeling. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 3(9):501-502. [PDF]

Kappel CV. 2005. Losing pieces of the puzzle: threats to marine, estuarine, and diadromous species. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 3(5):275-282.

Knapp AK, Smith MD, Collins SL, Zambatis N, Peel M, Emery S, Wodjak J, Horner-Devine MC, Biggs H, Kruger J, and Andelman SJ. 2005. Generality in ecology: testing North American grassland rules in South African savannas. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 2(9):483-491.

Kremen C and Ostfeld RS. 2005. A call to ecologists: measuring, analyzing, and managing ecosystem services. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 3(10):540-548.

Marvier M and Van Acker RC. 2005. Can crop transgenes be kept on a leash. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 3(2):93-100.

Nagel LM, Ebert-May D, Weber EP, Hodder J. 2005. Learning through peer assessment. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 3(7):390-391.[PDF]

Pilon-Smith A and Freeman J. 2006. Environmental cleanup using plants: biotechnological advances and ecological considerations. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 4(4):203-210.

Richmond C, Ebert-May D, and Hodder J. 2005. Lyme disease: a case about ecosystem services. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 3(10):557-558.[PDF]

Sklar FH, Chimney MJ, Newman S, McCormick P, Gawlik D, Miao S, McVoy C, Said W, Newman J, Coronado C, Crozier G, Korvela M, and Rutchey K. 2005. The ecological-societal underpinnings of Everglades restoration. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 3(3):161-169.

Walters LJ, Brown KR, Stam WT, and Olsen JL. 2006. E-commerce and Caulerpa: unregulated dispersal of invasive species. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 4(2):75-79.

Wilcove DS, Master L. 2005. How many endangered species are there in the United States. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 3(8):414-420.

Williams KS, Ebert-May D, Luckie D, and Hodder J. 2004. Ecological controversy: analysis to synthesis. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 2(10):546-547.[PDF]

Williams KS, Ebert-May D, Luckie D, Hodder J, and Koptur S. 2004. Novel assessments: detecting success in student learning. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 2(8):444-445.[PDF]

Willingham EJ. 2005. The effects of atrazine and temperature on turtle hatchling size and sex ratios. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 3(6):309-313.