I have implemented short case studies in our ecology courses over the last year, but I am interested in implementing longer and more comprehensive cases in the future. One of the big problems with ecology education is that many instructors teach ecology concepts as separated items without helping students make the connections between them. Students therefore often have difficulties applying concepts and seeing the big picture. I am convinced that teaching ecology using case studies will help students make those connections and therefore understand how concepts can be applied to solve current complex ecological issues.
I would be interested in discussing the use of case studies with instructors who have used them or similar activities in their teaching.