Please register on Gala to access these modules. If you are interested in creating an OCELOTS module that is based on your peer-reviewed research in tropical biology, please contact Ann Russell (firstname.lastname@example.org). Gala supports content in many languages – your module does not have to be in English! Please note that OCELOTS has a friendly peer-review process, which starts with the author 'deploying' a draft of their module, thus enabling OCELOTS participants to post comments directly on the module. The module author then presents their module draft during a one-hour-long Zoom meeting – the Networkshop – which allows time for discussion and suggestions for improving the module. This participatory process enables authors to improve their modules, and for participants to gain insights about module creation in a congenial, collaborative way intended to grow the community.
These Author Guidelines are designed to assist module authors throughout this participatory process of creating a new OCELOTS module or adapting an existing one.
Healing the Scars - Tropical rainforest carbon cycling
A long-term field experiment in Costa Rica connects the dots about how carbon cycling traits of species at the whole-plant level translate into global-level effects.
Restaurando Bosques Tropicales
This case study of tropical forest restoration in Costa Rica (in Spanish) lets students interpret bar graphs, use R Shiny to visualize seed rain in different restoration treatments, and learn about social obstacles to restoration
Restoring Tropical Forests
This case study of tropical forest restoration in Costa Rica (in English) lets students interpret bar graphs, use R Shiny to visualize seed rain in different restoration treatments, and learn about social obstacles to restoration
Snapshot Serengeti Online Lab
This multi-week inquiry lets students explore African wildlife ecology by interactively analyzing camera trap data.
Sounds of the Tropics - Part 1
This three-part series begins with understandings of recorded wildlife sounds, then shows how such auditory data can serve ecological and conservation studies
Sounds of the Tropics - Part 2
This case study explores how the coqui frogs of Puerto Rico are responding to a diversity of natural and human disturbance.
Sounds of the Tropics - Part 3
Explore the impacts of ecotourism on a dolphin population in Panama.