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Courses offered by PI Ari E. Martínez


Courses currently taught:

Biology 424/524 Ornithology

Biology 454/554 Tropical Ecology

Graduate Seminars in Ecology

My teaching philosophy is based on active learning, where the learning environment is shifted from teacher oriented to student oriented when appropriate. Many of the activities in the courses I have taught are inquiry-based. In smaller sized courses, I require students to engage in independent projects in order to put into practice the use of the scientific method. I have developed a broad perspective for teaching students at different stages of their undergraduate and graduate careers. I have taught ecology and avian biology to upper division students , introductory biology to lower division students, and seminars for graduate students. I have also collaborated with colleagues in teaching a short course in field ecology for Latin American students. 

Photo: Sean DuFrene

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