Diving into Long Term Ecological Research

This project will introduce students to the Long Term Ecological Sites (LTER) https://lternet.edu. This project is very open ended, so teachers can allocate as much class time as their students need. After exploring the various sites during a class period, students will choose a specific site and create a research question to explore based on the data available at that site. During one or more class periods, students will download data sets from their site and create graphs to help test their hypothesis. The final product will be a scientific poster that students will share with their peers. The teacher can decide how much class time to allocate to poster creation and presentation. The poster will include their research, as well as its connection to the global ecology.

Authors:Beth Marass, Jayne Ricciardi; EARTH 2016


Lesson Resources

Products

Data repository
Data policy
What is happening in Monterey Bay today?
Central and Northern California Ocean Observing System
Chemical data
Ocean float data
Slough data
Mooring ISUS measurements
Southern Ocean Data
Mooring data
M1 Mooring Summary Data
M1 ADCP (CeNCOOS)
M1 Asimet
M1 Download Info
M1 EMeter
M1 Fluorometer (CeNCOOS)
M1 GPS Location
Molecular and genomics data
ESP Web Portal
Seafloor mapping
Upper ocean data
Spatial Temporal Oceanographic Query System (STOQS) Data
Image gallery
Video library
Seminars
Previous seminars
David Packard Distinguished Lecturers
Research software
Video Annotation and Reference System
System Overview
Knowledgebase
Installation
Annotation Interface
Video Tape User Guide
Video File User Guide
Installation
Annotation Glossary
Query Interface
Basic User Guide
Advanced User Guide
Results
Installation
Query Glossary
FAQ
VARS Publications
Oceanographic Decision Support System
MB-System seafloor mapping software
MB-System Documentation
MB-System Announcements
MB-System Announcements (Archive)
How to Download and Install MB-System
MB-System Discussion Lists
MB-System FAQ
Matlab scripts: Linear regressions
Introduction to Model I and Model II linear regressions
A brief history of Model II regression analysis
Index of downloadable files
Summary of modifications
Regression rules of thumb
Results for Model I and Model II regressions
Graphs of the Model I and Model II regressions
Which regression: Model I or Model II?
Matlab scripts: Oceanographic calculations
Matlab scripts: Sound velocity
Visual Basic for Excel: Oceanographic calculations
Educational resources
MBARI Summer Internship Program
Education and Research: Testing Hypotheses (EARTH)
EARTH workshops
2016—New Brunswick, NJ
2015—Newport, Oregon
2016 Satellite workshop—Pensacola, FL
2016 Satellite workshop—Beaufort, NC
EARTH resources
EARTH lesson plans
Lesson plans—published
Lesson plans—development
Lesson drafts—2015
Lesson drafts—2016 Pensacola
Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (C-MORE) Science Kits
Publications
Sample archive