Assistant Research Professor, School of Earth & Climate Sciences
Currently I conduct education research in overlapping areas of environmental science and mathematics education. I am particularly interested in understanding how middle and high school students (and teachers) work with data (the math part) to understand how environments are changing. What do students do when given a tabular data set? How do they think about variability? How do they decide how to summarize a data set, or which measure of center to use? How do students interpret time series data or a scatterplot showing correlation? How can teachers incorporate real data into science teaching so that students are motivated to investigate and understand the changes that are taking place around them?
Schauffler, M., S. Vidito, S., Johnson, K., G. L. Jacobson, Jr., J. S. Kahl, 2005. Paleoecological history of forest disturbance in two upland watersheds in Acadia National Park. Chapter in Establishing paired gauged watersheds at Acadia National Park for long-term research on acidic deposition, nitrogen saturation, forest health, and mercury biogeochemistry (1998-2002), J. S. Kahl et al., Eds.
Davis, R. B., D. S. Anderson, S. S. Dixit, M. Schauffler, P. G. Appleby, 2005. Responses of two New Hampshire (USA) lakes to human impacts in recent centuries. Journal of Paleolimnology, in press.
Lindbladh, M., G. L. Jacobson, Jr., M. Schauffler 2003. The postglacial history of three Picea species in New England, USA. Quaternary Research
Schauffler, M. and G. L. Jacobson Jr., 2002. Persistence of coastal spruce refugia during the Holocene in northern New England, USA, detected by stand-scale pollen stratigraphies, Journal of Ecology 90: 235-250.
Schauffler, M., G. L. Jacobson, Jr., S. A. Norton, A. L. Pugh IV. 1996. Capture of road-salt aerosols in an acidic peatland in central Maine. Ecological Applications 6: 263.
2005 — Board of Directors, Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition
2010 — Maine Community Foundation - Waldo Co Fund
2010 — Penobscot Bay STEM Teachers Collaborative
2008 to 2011 — $224,970.00 — Connecting Climate to Curriculum from Maine Dept. of Education - MSP
2009 — $2,000.00 — Climate change education outreach from Sophron Foundation
2010 to 2013 — $224,846.00 — Data Literacy from Maine Dept. of Education- MSP
Ph.D. Plant Science, University of Maine; MS Botany, University of Maine; BS Botany, University of Massachusetts (Amherst)
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