Teaching Resources

College Course Material

Dr. Gosnell currently teaches introductory courses in ecology and upper-division courses in biostatistics and conservation biology.  His courses typically use open educational resources in lieu of traditional textbooks in order to increase student access and bring current material into the classroom. Material he has developed and synthesized for these courses can be accessed using the following links.  

In addition to class material, the lab has also published several pieces of educational material.

Gosnell, J. S. 2024.  Biostatistics:  Concepts and approaches for collecting good data and turning it into knowledge.  https://jsgosnell.github.io/cuny_biostats_book/.  

Gosnell, J. S.,2023. What is community science, and how do I get involved?  Lessons in Conservation 13: 38-43.

Gosnell, J. S., Akallal, L.*, Akter, M.*, Heller, N.*, Laghiti, G.*, Ozgur, N.*, and Wepy, C.*.  2022.  Finding a place for panthers: Mapping conservation issues related to Florida panthers.  Lessons in Conservation 12: 26-47.

Gosnell, J. S. 2020. Too much of a good thing? Exploring nutrient pollution in streams using bioindicators. ESA Data Access - Inclusive Pedagogy, QUBES Educational Resources.  doi:10.25334/K2EZ-RP39.

Gosnell, J. S., McClintock, W., and Lee, M.*  2020. Building marine reserve networks to fit multiple needs. An introduction to marine spatial planning using SeaSketchLessons in Conservation 10:12–28. 

Gosnell, J. S. (2019). Binomial test. Reducing Barriers to Teaching with R in Undergraduate Biology, QUBES Educational Resources. doi:10.25334/Q4WB30. Produced as part of 2018 QUBES Ment

K-12 Material

The lab has also contributed to the development of material for use in K-12 Classrooms.  

Bret Klopfenstein, a high school teacher from California, worked with the lab in 2008 to produce a series of videos and activities related to our work on non-consumptive effects.