Data Viz for Long-term Ecological Research and Curricula

Project Summary

Devri Adams (Environmental Science), Annie Lott (Statistics), and Camila Vargas Restrepo (Visual Media Studies, Psychology) spent ten weeks creating interactive and exploratory visualizations of ecological data. They worked with over sixty years of data collected at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest (HBEF) in New Hampshire.

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Year
2017

Project Results: The team created a "data stories" website aimed at high school students and undergraduates in introductory ecology courses, with the goal of teaching canonical lessons using tangible data. They also used R Shiny to create an open-source exploratory dashboard which will allow researchers to examine data at various time scales, and to generate and test novel hypotheses.

Partially funded by the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies.

Faculty Lead: Emily Bernhardt

Project Managers: Richard MarinosMatt RossGene Likens

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