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ESA-QUBES Faculty Mentoring Networks

Faculty Mentoring Networks

The Ecological Society of America has teamed up with the Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis (QUBES) program to offer a unique networking and professional development opportunity through the Faculty Mentoring Networks (FMN). QUBES ( is an NSF-funded virtual center that supports collaboration to promote quantitative biology education at the undergraduate level. This partnership advances ESA’s initiative to prepare the education community for Big Data that is steadily coming online through the National Ecological Observatory Network  project over the next 30 years.

NEON is a continental-scale ecological observation facility, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and operated by Battelle, that gathers and synthesizes data on the impacts of climate change, land use change and invasive species on natural resources and biodiversity.


Benefits of Participating in a Faculty Mentoring Network

  • Access to ready-to-use teaching modules including ESA’s Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology (TIEE)
  • Access to peer mentors on lecture/classroom/lab effective tips and strategies in small group virtual meetings every two weeks
  • Recognition as an ESA Education Scholar
  • Be among the first of a growing network of faculty to incorporate data intensive strategies into the classroom


June 22, 2017  Blog on Ecotone: The Biology Data Revolution in the Classroom

September 30, 2016 Blog on Ecotone: Bringing data-rich experiences to undergraduate classrooms – ESA Education Scholars pave the way


2016 ESA Annual Meeting Fleming-Davies, A. et al. Confronting the challenges of bringing research data into undergraduate classrooms using online faculty mentoring networks


Faculty Mentoring Networks


Meet the 2022 ESA Education Scholars


Meet the 2020 ESA Education Scholars 


Meet the 2019 ESA Education Scholars 


Meet the 2018 ESA Education Scholars


Meet the 2017 ESA Education Scholars

LDC-QUBES and Data Discovery FMN Scholars

DIG FMN Scholars


Meet the 2016 ESA Education Scholars