8 PST | 9 MST | 10 CST | 11 EST (Duration - 1 hour)
Registration for webinar closes March 2, 2020
Macrosystems ecology recently emerged as a new sub-discipline of ecology to study how populations, communities, and ecosystems interact at different spatial and temporal scales around the globe. The National Science Foundation's National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) is a continental-scale observation facility designed to collect long-term open access ecological data to study how ecosystems across the U.S. are changing, using a macrosystems-level perspective. To better prepare the next generation of ecologists to conduct macrosystems-level ecology, educators across the U.S. are starting to integrate NEON data into their undergraduate and graduate curriculum. Participants in this webinar will learn how to integrate NEON data into their own classrooms, through Macrosystems EDDIE (Environmental Data-Driven Inquiry & Exploration; MacrosystemsEDDIE.org) teaching modules, other NEON teaching modules, and through independent use of NEON data.
- Know which Macrosystems EDDIE and/or NEON teaching modules could apply to their classes.
- Describe the breath of NEON data that they may be interested in using for teaching and/or research.
- Be able to access NEON data through the online data portal web interface, the NEON API, or via the R computing environment (or know where to get the resources to learn how to).
- Know how they can contribute to development and testing of Macrosystems EDDIE and NEON teaching materials.
Research Scientist, Science Educator
Project EDDIE, Macrosystems