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Judith Bramble

Classes Taught
  • Introduction to Environmental Science (ENV 101/102)
  • Ecology (BIO 215)
  • Research Methods (ENV 360)
  • Ecology and the Nature of Science (SDV 405)
  • Introduction to Environmental Health (ENV 355 / MPH 503)

Science Education
  • Facilitator for Project WET (Water Education for Teachers), WILD, and PLT (Project Learning Tree). 
  • Member Project Kaleidoscope Faculty for the 21st Century
  • Great Explorations in Math and Science (GEMS) Associate, Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley,
  • Past National Inquiry Specialist for Dragonfly Magazine, National Science Teachers' Association.

Research Interests
Bramble's areas of expertise include statistical analysis, experimental design and science education. Areas of interest include invasive species and urban ecology. Her current research program has two primary dimensions: 1) exploration of the impact of Ailanthus altissima (tree of heaven) on urban biodiversity and restoration success, and 2) impact of knowledge and environmental messages on pro-environmental behavior.
 
Select Publications
Bramble, J. E., A. Pevstov and C. Anderson.  In review.  Empathy, childhood  experiences in nature and environmental attitudes.  Environment and Behavior.

Bramble, J. E. and M. Workman. 2007. Data-rich Case Studies Improve Students Abilities to Interpret Graphs in a Large Non-majors Course. Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology, Vol. 5: Research #1 [online]. http://www.esa.org/tiee/vol/v5/research/bramble/abstract.html

Sexton, O.J., W. Drda, and K.G. Sexton and J.E. Bramble.  2007. The effects of flooding upon the snake fauna of an isolated refuge. Natural Areas Journal 27(2):133-144.

Bramble, J.E.  Reshaping Their Views: Science as Liberal Arts.  2005. in New Directions for Teaching and Learning, Volume 2005, Issue 103, p. 51-60. Wiley Periodicals, Inc.