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Welcome to the Life DiscoveryEd Digital Library, an online resource portal for biology education in ecology, plant biology and evolution. This project is a partnership of the Ecological Society of America, the Society for Economic Botany, the Botanical Society of America and the Society for the Study of Evolution launched in March 2013. This project has been made possible by a major grant from the National Science Foundation.

Currently, you will find resources appropriate for undergraduate audiences. We will be adding resources for middle and high school audiences in the near future.

If you are a member of one of the partner Societies, we welcome your contribution. You will be able to share images, syllabi, labs, lectures, data sets, software, in LifeDiscoveryEdDL. We're here to assist you to submit your resource.


To submit a resource,
you will need to select one of the four participating portals:
EcoEd Digital Library
PlantEd Digital Library
EvoEd Digital Library
EconBotEd Digital Kibrary



2nd Life Discovery - Doing Science Education Conference
The 2nd Life Discovery - Doing Science Education Conference will be held at San Jose State University from October 3-4, 2014. Presenters at the conference are strongly encouraged to publish their developed lesson ideas to one of the LDDL portals. For more information, please visit:
www.esa.org/ldc.

 
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View Resource Order Up! Ecological Succession at Table Rock State Park in Pickens, South Carolina

Students are given photos of different phases of ecological succession that are from Table Rock State Park in Pickens, South Carolina. Using their knowledge of ecological succession, students arrange...

View Resource A Birdís Eye View of Changing Landscapes: Using Google Earth to Explore Changing Landscapes

Students use Google Earth and satellite imagery from the United Nations Environmental Programmeís Atlas of our Changing Environment to discover ways in which landscapes change over time due to human...

View Resource Using Owl Pellet Analysis to Explore Space Use and Productivity

Laboratory exercise to teach undergraduates about factors determining territory size. It begins with dissecting owl pellets and leads students through a series of calculations. A key theme is the...

View Resource Geographic Gradients in Community Patterns of Forest Trees

This exercise, intended as homework or an in-class exercise, provides a guided inquiry approach to understanding continental scale patterns of species richness and patterns of relative abundance...

View Resource Talking Turkey: Using a short story to facilitate learning and appreciation of energy flows through ecosystems

Human beings are storytellers. This exercise uses the universality of storytelling to engage undergraduate students in ecological science. Students read a fictional narrative that connects scientific...

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