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David Patrick James Green, M.S.

                                Florida Gulf Coast University

                                Department of Marine and Ecological Sciences

                                Instructor II – Instructional Designer

                                SENCER Leadership Fellow                                                                                             



                                Twitter: @DGENVBIO                                                                      

                                View David’s CV


LIB #458A

10501 FGCU Blvd. S.

                                Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565




BS: University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida; 1996


MS: Florida International University, Miami, Florida; 2007


SIRFER Certified: University of Utah: Salt Lake City, Utah; Summer 2005; Ehleringer Lab

GIS Certification: NOAA’s Introduction to Coastal GIS Certification; Penn State University’s Master’s Program (ongoing)




·         Aquatic foodweb ecology using stable isotopes to help explain energy pathways and trophic positions;

·         Mangrove ecology;

·         Everglades Restoration activities and key indicator species (wading birds);                 

·         Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL);

·         Incorporating emerging technologies in course curricula.







·      Engaged Scholarship Faculty Award for the State University Sector (2013 – from Florida / Campus Compact)

·           Commitment to Service Faculty Award (2013 - from The Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement)

·            SENCER Leadership Fellow (2012)

·           FGCU Presidential Award for Best Practices in Teaching (2012) 

·           FGCU “Teaching Excellence” Award (2011)

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Published Articles:


Green DPJ, JC Trexler, JJ Lorenz, CC McIvor, and TE Philippi. 2006. Spatial patterns of fish communities along two estuarine gradients in

southern Florida. Hydrobiologia 569: 387–399.


Brown M, M Auslander, K Gredone, D Green, B Hull, and W Jacobs. 2010. A Dialogue for Engagement. EDUCAUSE Review 45(5): 38–56.


Green, DPJ. 2012. Using emerging technologies to facilitate science learning and civic engagement. Science Education and Civic Engagement: An International Journal 4(2): 18-33.


Model Course:


Green DPJ. Environmental Biology: A Journey Down the Corkscrew Watershed. Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities Model Course Series. 2013.


Manuscripts in preparation:


Green DPJ and JC Trexler. submitted – in revision. Salinity impacts δ13C and δ15N stable isotopic fractionation in soma and liver tissues of two poeciliid fishes.


Green DPJ and J Sparrow. Submitted – in review. Flipping an Introductory Science Class Using Emerging Technologies.


Green DPJ. in prep. Using GIS-based Curricula To Enhance Student Research Through Service-learning.                                (Back to Top)





·         Environmental Biology: Ecosystems of Southwest Florida

·         Environmental Science Scale-up

·         Marine Systems: Introduction to Oceanography

·            First Year Residential Experience (FYRE) Fellow

·            Marine Science Internships Coordination

·            Marine Science Senior Research Projects Coordination

·         General Ecology

·         Everglades and Freshwater Supply Concerns

·         Growth and Resources (Honor’s)

·         Scientific Process

·         University Colloquium

·         Study Abroad in Pantanal Wetlands of Brazil

·         Latin American Environments

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RECENT SERVICE-LEARNING STUDENT AWARDS (from my Straw Hat Brigade members)


·         “Excellent Environmental Service-learning Project” 2014; FGCU Community Engagement Day – Rodriguez et al. “Conspicuous Consumption: Educational Video About Misuse of Freshwater”

·         “Excellent Environmental Service-learning Project” 2013; FGCU Community Engagement Day – Dion & Frankovitch “GIS Mapping with the Community In Mind”




·         CREW QR Code Interpretive Trail

·             CREW Caracara Trails Interactive GIS Map of Trails, Features, and Data

·         CREW Trail Maintenance

·         Audubon Panther Island Refuge Education and Outreach Materials

·         Bonita Nature Place Nature Trail Construction and Maintenance

·         Bonita Nature Place QR Code Interpretive Trail

·            Bonita Nature Place GIS Map of Trails, Features, and Data

·         Bonita Nature Place Botany Mapping

·         Barefoot Beach Preserve Education and Outreach Assistance

·            Barefoot Beach Preserve GIS Map of Trails, Features, and Data

·         Bunche Beach Preserve Salt Marsh Flats Maintenance

·             FGCU Campus Tree Monitoring and Mapping Surveys

·            FGCU Vester Marine Station Canoe Trail GIS Map      

·         FGCU Campus Map Communicating Ongoing Research Activities & Sustainability Features:                                                    
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      Click on the “SENCER” logo to learn more about SENCER @ FGCU!



Santa Clara, CA SSI 2012                             DC Symposium 2013                             CHNEP Conservations Lands Presentation

Click on the poster icons to enlarge sizes & learn about SENCER course redesigns!


                                   View my SENCER Model Course curriculum here!


“Environmental Biology: Ecosystems of Southwest Florida, taught by David Green at Florida Gulf Coast University, offers students a radically embodied, hands-on, and place-based educational experience. Though off-campus field excursions, on-campus Nature Walks, and field-based data collection laboratory sessions students collect information and tackle tough questions about the future of southwest Florida's coastal watershed and its role in the quality of life for both human and animal inhabitants. As the syllabus warns, "you will get wet, muddy, hot, insect-bitten, itchy, sweaty. Be prepared!" David's ambition for the course is to combine the advantages of both field-based and web-based learning by teaching his course collaboratively with others in the SENCER community offering similar courses in coastal watersheds. Students dealing with unique local environments could interact, share knowledge, and compare data through web-based tools, broadening the context of STEM learning for everyone.” --- Eliza Reilly, National Center for Science and Civic Engagement


                                   New Initiative: Growing the SENCER Network with a Focus on Caribbean Island Nations



Digital Learning Object Examples


                                “Ecosystems: Structure, Function, & Processes” Reusable Learning Object


Geoliteracy Lab Exercise: Florida Panthers & Wildlife Corridors


                                Campus Geotour: Click on the symbols for a video-based virtual tour!


“Why We Do the Things We Do in Green’s Classes!!!”


                                “A Journey Down the Corkscrew Watershed” Virtual Course Introduction


                                (These are examples of the types of eLearning materials I create and make available to my students to assist with student engagement.)         (Back to Top)