Avila, Bridget K.B.. "Appendix B: Biographical Information on Planning Group Members and Workshop Speakers." Integrating Research and Education: Biocomplexity Investigators Explore the Possibilities: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2003.
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University of Montana. Her research interests include plant physiologic ecology and functional plant morphology, conservation biology of austral ecosystems, and ecology education. She serves on the Governing Board and is vice president for education of the Ecological Society of America, and she is on the American Biology Teacher Journal Advisory Committee. She received a Fulbright Senior Research Award to Argentina. She has been awarded numerous grants by the National Science Foundation and directs the Howard Hughes Medical Institute program at the University of Montana. Dr. Brewer is a member of the National Research Council Committee on Science Education, K-12. She received a PhD in botany from the University of Wyoming.
Diane Ebert-May is a professor in the Department of Plant Biology and director of Assessment in Science Education in the College of Natural Science at Michigan State University. She has served on the Education and Human Resources Committee for the Ecological Society of America, as a member of the National Research Council Committee on Evaluating Undergraduate Teaching, as a member of the Board of Directors, National Association of Research in Science Teaching, and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Her research group is developing and testing a Web-based concept-mapping tool that enables students in large (and small) science courses to visualize their thinking online as well as to receive immediate feedback. In addition, she is funded by the National Science Foundation to develop a national dissemination network for science-faculty professional development in teaching through biologic field stations and marine laboratories (FIRST II, Faculty Institutes for Reforming Science Teaching). Her research continues on Niwot Ridge, Colorado, where she has conducted long-term research on alpine tundra plant communities since 1971. She received her BS in botany from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and her MA and PhD in environmental, population, and organismal biology from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
David Mogk is a professor of geology at Montana State University (MSU), Bozeman, Montana. He is currently the collections coordinator for the Digital Library for Earth System Education, a facility that is aggregating and distributing high-quality educational resources to enhance learning about the earth. He served on the interim Coordinating Committee of the National Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology Education Digital Library and was coeditor of Pathways to Progress: Vision and Plans for Developing the NSDL. He has served as program director in the