As part of my course on Ecotoxicology at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UCSB (syllabus here), my students submitted Opinion pieces to the Santa Barbara Independent about a pesticide we studied in class. Check it “Advocating Sound Science for Pesticides” here!
I developed an Ecological Modeling module for the Introductory Biology lab at UCSB (funded by an Instructional Improvement grant from UCSB). I cannot make the entire lab notebook and exercise available online, but I have uploaded the Competition Exercise example (introducing the Lotka-Volterra Competition model and applying this model to a real world example) to give an idea of the work I did for this project. Please contact me if you’re interested in seeing more of this project!
Example code deployed online here. Corresponding lab notebook pages posted here.
I have had the privilege to work with numerous undergraduate and high school students. Please see an article about my partnership with Katherine Krattenmaker (an undergraduate student at UCSB) here and a video interview about my research and my passion for teaching and mentoring students here.
I have also worked with high school students conducting projects exposing Daphnia to environmental pollutants. I used this experience to help write a Science Fair project with Science Buddies, a nonprofit group that authors science fair projects with scientists for K-12 students to promote science literacy, based on my dissertation research. The project is online here.