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Investigating Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Ecologies Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (Abstract) | TIEE

Identifying, mapping and understanding the magnitude and the spatial prevalence of the Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) such as chlamydia and gonorrhea diseases. Analyzing the spatial trends of the disease patterns at National, State and...

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Diseasebots

This module explores the effects of host density on contact rates and transmission of pathogens or mutualist symbionts using a hands-on simulation, a computer agent-based model in NetLogo, and an authentic ecological dataset.

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The Effect of Climate Change on Butterfly Phenology

In this module, students explore changes in butterfly phenology through the use of natural history collections data. The resource I have modified is a pptx presentation to introduce the background and an updated student pre-lab assignment.

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Phenotypic plasticity and predation

Students predict changes to tadpole morphology and coloration after considering characteristics of the predator species and the prey themselves then test their own hypotheses (typically with t-tests or ANOVA) by collecting novel data via image...

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Leaf cutter ant foraging

This module introduces students to leaf-cutter ants in the rainforests of Panama. Students derive their own research hypotheses regarding ant foraging or allometric scaling relationships.

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Dendroclimatology

Dendroclimatologists can reconstruct climate records further into the past than written records, by examining tree rings. Students "reverse-engineer" this process by considering growth rates of a tree species in response to various...

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Fantastic Birds and Where to Find Them

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Fantastic Birds and Where to Find Them

5E lesson plan for middle/high school aligned to NGSS standards.

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Resources from Pitt's "Creating Accessible Courses for Remote Learning" Webinar

Attached are two infographics with some basic information about digital accessibility and course design for remote learning. These were provided for the workshop, "Creating Accessible Courses for Remote Learning" offered by the University of Pittsburgh. 

Suggestions from Angie Bedford-Jack on Digital Accessibility:

  • Start simple by using built-in heading structures, adding alt-text to images, and ensuring that hyperlinks make sense out of context.
  • Use built-in accessibility checkers in Microsoft Word and Canvas. 
  • Share Zoom keyboard short-cuts with others

Suggestions from Dr. Tinukwa Boulder on Cognitive Accessibility:

  • In your Learning Management System, keep navigation as simple as possible, avoiding redundancy and hiding components you are not using. 
  • Aim for clarity in design and content. 
  • Remember challenges posed by synchronous instruction: 
    • The inability to pause, rewind, review
    • People are often afraid to interrupt to ask questions/clarify in ways that they would in person
    • Delay in providing accommodations to students with disabilities
    • Equity-based issues 

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Galapagos Finch Evolution

Evolution finches evolution HHMI

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Figure of the Day: Identifying Ambiguity and Biases in Data Figures

The adaptation focuses on presenting figures with all the information in their axes. However, such figures present a medium level of quality to encourage students to discuss conceptually in groups and come up with suggestions on how to improve them.

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Origin and Diversity of Armor in Girdled Lizards

The girdled lizards (Cordylidae) are a family of distinctively armored lizards endemic to Sub-Saharan Africa. Students examine lizards in this family to classify the lizards based on morphological characteristics.

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Exploring Population Change without Selection: Avida-Ed Lab Book Exercise 4

An introductory activity exploring how a population changes without natural selection using the Avida-ED simulation.

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Cases from the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science

Does this overwrite?

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How to spot conspiracy theories

How to Spot COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories, authored by Stephan Lewandowsky, John Cook, Ullrich Ecker, and Sander van der Linden, looks at possible examples of COVID-19 conspiracy theories, and identifies how they illustrate the seven traits of conspiratorial thinking,

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Demography from "virtual cemeteries"

Seeing if this overwrites abstract.

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Exploring Population Change without Selection: Avida-Ed Lab Book Exercise 4

An introductory activity exploring how a population changes without natural selection using the Avida-ED simulation.

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Summer 2019 Biobytes

this is a series.

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Movement: Nature's Flying Machines

Might use this in ecology.

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Avida-ED Experimental Evolution Project

Outline to a research project based on Avida-ED's digital organisms

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CHORDS Portal: Seamless Real-Time Data Streaming

CHORDS is a real-time data service for the geosciences that provides an easy-to-use system to acquire, navigate, and distribute real-time data via cloud services and the Internet. CHORDS aims to lower the barrier to these services, especially for small instrument teams, and broaden access to real-time data for the geosciences community.

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3D Printed Automated Weather Station (PAWS)

Accurate and reliable real-time monitoring and dissemination of observations of surface weather conditions is critical for a variety of societal applications.

The US National Weather Service (NWS) International Activities Office (IAO) in partnership with University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)/National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) has started an initiative to develop and deploy low-cost weather instrumentation in sparsely observed regions of the world.

Instrumentation is being designed using innovative new technologies such as 3D printers, Raspberry Pi computing systems, and wireless communications.

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Curriculum: Calling Bullshit-The Art of Skepticism in a Data Driven World

Course developed by Carl T. Bergstrom and Jevin West. The aim of the course is to teach you how to think critically about the data and models that constitute evidence in the social and natural sciences.

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