This month, the Society for Freshwater Science "Making Waves" podcast is releasing a four-part series on teaching in the freshwater sciences. In Episode 35, Cayelan Carey and I talk with Erin Larson about Macrosystems EDDIE, and using modules in undergraduate classes to learn modeling, "big data" skills, and macrosystems ecology. Check it out!
Last Friday, we did our first full-class run of the newest Macrosystems EDDIE module, Teleconnections, here at Virginia Tech! Students combined long-term data from GLEON and NEON lakes across the US with R software and whole-ecosystem models to explore how local to global factors can affect lake temperatures. Take-home message: lake responses to El Niño teleconnections depend on regional characteristics.
Learn more about the module by visiting our website: macrosystemseddie.org/module3