Dr. Mitchell Pavao-Zuckerman
Biosphere 2 & B2 Earthscience

Courses offered

I teach a variety of courses in ecological and environmental sciences:

I am offering Ecology (Ecol 302) in the Fall of 2008 at the University of Arizona.

In the past, I have taught a distance education course for the School for New Learning at DePaul University titled "The Ecology of Personal Life", Introduction to Biology (Bio 182) at the University of Arizona, and Natural History of the Southwest (Bio 109) for Pima Community College.

Faculty-student interactions

I received a grant from the Dean of Students and IKON to hold a mixer between my Introduction to Ecology, and Dr. Barnet Pavao-Zuckerman's Origins of Human Diversity, students. We spent the day at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum looking at plants and animals, learning about adaptation, and getting to know each other better.

I am very interested in the role of undergraduates in ecological research, where hands-on participation in research can expand their educational experiences. I have supervised several research experiences for undergraduates (REU) students who have conducted small-scale independent research porjects investigating the effects of global change on biogeochemistry in the Sonoran desert.


Educational outreach and development

I am co-lead a workshop on urban ecology education at the 2007 Ecological Society of America Meetings in San Jose, CA. Our goals were to identify and document key concepts that college and university students should learn about urban ecosystems and the best practices for teaching those concepts.

I have been a participant in workshops on student-centered learning at the University of Arizona and active learning in ecological education at the Ecological Society of America meetings in Memphis, TN 2006.



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