The following case studies have been developed into learning resources to link into a range of subjects and units across AS and A2 Levels, Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.
Each learning resource is based on real-life research carried out by Earthwatch scientists into a range of topics. The case studies outline the background to the research, the research aims, scientific methods, example datasets with statistics exercises and how the data is used to achieve conservation goals.
Animal Behaviour: Determining the effects of habitat disturbance on feeding and reproductive behaviour.
Species Diversity and Adaptation: How habitat fragmentation affects bird communities.
Geographical variation: Managing human wildlife conflict.
Marine Biology: Monitoring marine mammals for effective conservation.
Population Dynamics: Predator prey relationships.
Download the following PDFs that give clear instructions on how to conduct statistical analysis as well as providing worked examples of datasets...
These case studies can be used to teach the following:
- GCE AS and A2 Level
- Scottish NQ Highers and Advanced Highers
- International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme