DNA Barcoding & Biodiversity databases

Maura Palacios

Version: 1.0

This resource pairs DNA barcoding databases with Biodiversity databases. Students collect their insect specimens in the field and use BLAST and BOLD to identify their species. They then use biodiversity databases to obtain information on the species' distribution, recently submitted observations, and life history stage.
Lab, Online course, Lecture, Homework, Instructional Setting
249
122
0
0
08.2022

Mutualism and Coevolution of Agave and Bats

Anna Monfils, Debra Linton

Version: 1.0

In this module, students will investigate the mutualistic relationship between Agave its bat pollinators and the effects of coevolution on the morphological adaptations of the species involved.
Introductory, Lab, Online course, Lecture, Undergraduate, Homework, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Majors, Non-majors, Activity Length, More than 1 hour
185
31
0
0
07.2022

Coloring and Keying Great Lakes Trees

Celeste Dufour

Version: 1.0

In this set of activities, you will use the Michigan Trees Coloring book to learn and practice plant identification. You will also simulate some of the steps of specimen preparation by keying an d labeling your plant “specimens”.
Biodiversity, taxonomy, Herbaria, natural history education, Audience Level
470
124
0
0
02.2022

Building Biodiversity Datasets

Sara Hansen, Anna Monfils, Debra Linton

Version: 1.0

A module guiding students through the process of building a biodiversity dataset using field data and protocols derived for a study of the invasive aquatic plant species, European frog-bit (Hydrocharis morsus-ranae L.). 
Management Of Data, natural history, Field research, conservation ecology, biodiversity informatics, Introductory, Undergraduate, Audience Level, Advanced, Majors, Open Data, Open Science
626
107
0
0
02.2022

Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Natural History

Anna Monfils, Debra Linton

Version: 2.0

In this module, students will explore Western Science and Traditional Ecological Knowledge and review a case study of how the TEK of the Inuit provided a way of knowing and understanding the biology of the bowhead whale in the Alaskan arctic.
Traditional ecological knowledge, Understanding Science, Bowhead Whale, Introductory, Lab, Online course, Lecture, Undergraduate, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Majors, Non-majors, Activity Length, More than 1 hour
642
192
0
0
06.2021

Biodiversity, Big Data, and the Fossil Record

Joshua Zimmt, Lisa White

Version: 1.0

In this lab, we will be making and testing hypotheses about how the biodiversity of groups of organisms may vary through time.
digital resources, natural history museums, paleobiology, Lab, Online course, Undergraduate, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Activity Length, More than 1 hour
2.1K
232
0
0
02.2021
In this lab, you will explore the diversity of flower and fruit adaptations that have evolved to accomplish pollination and seed dispersal and you will investigate the coevolution of angiosperms and their pollinators.
digital resources, pollination biology, natural history collections, Floral Diversity, Introductory, Online course, Undergraduate, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Majors, Non-majors, Activity Length, More than 1 hour
1.5K
328
0
0
02.2021

Introduction to R with Biodiversity Data

Shelly Gaynor

Version: 1.0

Students will learn R basics while downloading biodiversity data from multiple data repositories. This module will walk students through installing R, navigating R,writing reproducible scripts in R, and using R to download biodiversity data.
Introductory, Online course, Lecture, Undergraduate, Homework, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Activity Length, More than 1 hour
2.0K
685
0
0
12.2020
The research uses natural history collection data to explore a potential phenological shift between an orchid that employs sexual deception and a solitary bee.
pollination biology, Climate change and phenology, digitized natural history collections, Pseudocopulation, Introductory, Lab, Online course, Lecture, Undergraduate, Homework, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Majors, Non-majors, Activity Length, Less than 1 hour
935
434
0
0
12.2020
This short video and assessment explain why we as scientists should cite our data sources and how we can do this for sources of biodiversity specimen data.
Introductory, Online course, Lecture, Undergraduate, Homework, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Majors, Non-majors, Activity Length, Less than 1 hour, Accessibility, Universal Design
768
291
0
0
11.2020
In this series of activities, birds will be used as the model organism. The modules examine the connections between body form and function over time by investigating the relationship between avian form and function.
evolutionary ecology, Community Ecology, Website, Introductory, Lab, Online course, Lecture, Reference sheet, Manual, Undergraduate, Homework, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Majors, Non-majors, Activity Length, Extended Project, Developing Self-awareness, Fostering a Sense of Belonging, Promoting Engagement and Self-Efficacy, Leveraging Networks, Accessibility, Usability
782
653
0
0
08.2020
Access and clean an open source herbarium dataset using Excel or RStudio.
Excel, data in the classroom, RStudio, biodiversity informatics, natural history collections, Herbaria, Data cleaning, Introductory, Lab, Online course, Lecture, Undergraduate, Dataset, Homework, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Raw, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, Activity Length, 1 Hour
1.2K
517
0
0
07.2020

Cleaning Biodiversity Data: Excel

Debra Linton, Molly Phillips

Version: 1.0

Access and clean an open source polar bear dataset using Excel.
data in the classroom, biodiversity informatics, Data cleaning, Introductory, Lab, Online course, Lecture, Undergraduate, Dataset, Homework, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Raw, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, Activity Length, 1 Hour
1.4K
418
1
0
06.2020

The Power of Data Standards

Michaeleen Gerken Golay, Darlene Panvini, Molly Phillips, Heather Susanne Zimbler-DeLorenzo

Version: 1.0

Investigate data standards within the context of the Alpine Chipmunk and the Grinnell Study.
data in the classroom, data standards, digitized natural history collections, BLUE Fall 2019 FMN, Grinnell, Introductory, Lab, Online course, Lecture, Undergraduate, Homework, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, Activity Length, 1 Hour, Less than 1 hour, More than 1 hour
1.2K
311
0
0
05.2020

Following the Data

Anna Monfils, Debra Linton, Molly Phillips, Libby Ellwood

Version: 1.0

The video and exercise provides insight into how researchers are using digital data resources to investigate biodiversity in prairie fen wetlands.
data in the classroom, process of science, biodiversity informatics, Introductory, Lab, Online course, Lecture, Undergraduate, Homework, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, Activity Length, 1 Hour
2.3K
674
1
0
05.2020

Louse Genetics, Genomics, and Gene Function...Oh My!

Anna Monfils, Julie Allen, Brad W Goodner, Debra Linton

Version: 1.0

In this module, students will be investigating a louse gene with an unknown function to determine if it might be important in the evolution of the louse ecomorphs.
parasites, genomics, gene sequence analysis, Functional Genomics, Introductory, Lab, Online course, Undergraduate, Homework, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, Activity Length, 1 Hour
963
378
0
0
04.2020

Birds and Lice: Reciprocal Natural Selection

Anna Monfils, Julie Allen, Brad W Goodner, Debra Linton

Version: 1.0

This exercise investigates the form and function of lice and their relationship to their bird host.
Biodiversity, parasites, birds, Coevolution, natural history collections, Introductory, Lab, Online course, Undergraduate, Homework, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, Activity Length, More than 1 hour
1.0K
396
0
0
04.2020

Louse and Human Coevolution

Anna Monfils, Julie Allen, Brad Goodner, Debra Linton

Version: 1.0

This module examines the complicated co-evolution of Lice, Humans, and Great Apes
phylogenetics, Biodiversity, parasites, Coevolution, human evolution, Introductory, Lab, Undergraduate, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Majors, Non-majors, Activity Length, More than 1 hour
1.2K
1.0K
0
0
04.2020
This module uses digitized natural history and biodiversity collections to explore if, how, and whether disability can be studied in nonhumans as a form of biodiversity.
1.0K
782
0
0
03.2020
Adapted for online learning: In this lab, you will explore the physics of flight, the adaptations that make powered flight possible, and the evolution of powered flight in vertebrates and invertebrates.
citizen science, quantitative skills, Digital Repository, Flight, Introductory, Online course, Undergraduate, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Majors, Non-majors, Activity Length, More than 1 hour
1.6K
519
0
0
03.2020

Data Visualization

Anna Monfils

Version: 1.0

This is an introduction to the idea of data visualization and the importance of presenting data for understanding.
data in the classroom, data visualization, Introductory, Lab, Lecture, Undergraduate, Homework, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, Activity Length, 1 Hour
1.3K
408
0
0
03.2020

Communicating with Data: Digital Data Resources

Anna Monfils, Debra Linton

Version: 1.0

Students access, clean, configure, and standardize a dataset and create a relevant and scientifically valid data visualization to communicate science.
data in the classroom, data visualization, digital resources, biodiversity informatics, biodiversity collections, Introductory, Lab, Online course, Lecture, Undergraduate, Homework, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Advanced, Majors, Activity Length, Less than 1 hour, Extended Project
1.1K
321
0
0
03.2020

Communicating with Data: Infographic with Digital Data

Anna Monfils, Debra Linton

Version: 1.0

Working collaboratively in teams of 2-4 researchers, students engage in targeted projects to address critical information and research needs using digital biodiversity data.
databases, data in the classroom, undergraduate research, digital collections, course-based research experiences (CUREs), biodiversity collections, Introductory, Lab, Online course, Lecture, Undergraduate, Homework, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Advanced, Majors, Activity Length, Less than 1 hour, Extended Project
1.1K
300
0
0
03.2020

21st Century STEM Workforce Skills

Anna Monfils, Debra Linton

Version: 1.0

This activity includes a leadership assessment and associated exercise to encourage the development of 21st Century STEM Skills.
collaboration, team science, leadership skills, Introductory, Lab, Online course, Lecture, Undergraduate, Homework, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, Activity Length, Less than 1 hour, Extended Project, Developing Self-awareness, Classroom Climate, Promoting Engagement and Self-Efficacy
1.0K
263
0
0
03.2020

GBIF Tutorial - BLUE Resource

Libby Ellwood

Version: 1.0

A user guide and video instructions for GBIF
Querying databases, database, data in the classroom, biodiversity informatics, biodiversity collections, Introductory, Lab, Online course, Lecture, Undergraduate, Faculty, Homework, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, Activity Length, Less than 1 hour
1.7K
487
0
0
03.2020

iDigBio Tutorial - BLUE Resource

Molly Phillips

Version: 1.0

A user guide and video instructions for iDigBio
databases, Querying databases, data in the classroom, biodiversity informatics, biodiversity collections, Introductory, Lab, Online course, Lecture, Undergraduate, Faculty, Homework, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, Activity Length, Less than 1 hour
2.0K
574
0
0
03.2020

Arctos Tutorial - BLUE Resource

Erica Krimmel

Version: 1.0

A user guide and video instructions for Arctos
databases, data in the classroom, biodiversity informatics, biodiversity collections, Introductory, Lab, Online course, Lecture, Undergraduate, Faculty, Homework, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, Activity Length, Less than 1 hour
1.2K
367
0
0
03.2020

Backward Design with Digital Data

Debra Linton, Libby Ellwood, Molly Phillips, Erica Krimmel, Natalie Douglas, Anna Monfils

Version: 1.0

Best practices for designing educational modules using biodiversity data
data in the classroom, backward design, biodiversity collections, Reference sheet
975
225
0
0
03.2020

Data Ethics

Rebecca Renirie

Version: 1.0

Data ethics and the use of digital data
data science, research ethics, data ethics, Introductory, Lab, Online course, Lecture, Undergraduate, Homework, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, Activity Length, Less than 1 hour
1.1K
350
0
0
03.2020

Following the Data - PowerPoint Addition to Module

Darlene Panvini

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: Following the Data v1.0

This PowerPoint presentation guides instructors and students through the key background information for the module.
693
252
0
0
01.2020
In this module, students will be introduced to some emerging biodiversity data resources. They will be asked to think critically about the strengths and utility of these data resources and apply what they have learned to research a question.
data in the classroom, biodiversity informatics, natural history collection, Introductory, Lab, Online course, Lecture, Undergraduate, Homework, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, Activity Length, More than 1 hour
883
409
0
0
01.2020
Collections based research is a critical tool for organismal biology and biodiversity research. Yet natural history collections have a complicated past. This multi-class module examines the origins, problems, and current uses of collections.
natural history, collections, digital resources, OER, Biodiversity, natural history museums, digital collections, birds, Biodiversity Collections Network (BCoN), BLUE, Website, Introductory, Lab, Online course, Lecture, Reference sheet, Manual, Undergraduate, Homework, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, Activity Length, More than 1 hour, Extended Project, Developing Self-awareness, Promoting Engagement and Self-Efficacy, Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
1.6K
1.0K
0
0
12.2019
In this module, students will be introduced to some biodiversity data resources and how to search for and download herbarium specimen images. They will be asked to think critically about the strengths and utility of these data resources.
data in the classroom, biodiversity informatics, natural history collection, Lab, Online course, Undergraduate, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Advanced, Activity Length, More than 1 hour, Extended Project, Promoting Engagement and Self-Efficacy
1.1K
363
0
0
12.2019

Movement: Nature's Flying Machines

Blake Cahill, Anna Monfils, Debra Linton

Version: 1.0

In this lab, you will explore the physics of flight, the adaptations that make powered flight possible, and the evolution of powered flight in vertebrates and invertebrates.
citizen science, quantitative skills, Digital Repository, Flight, Introductory, Lab, Undergraduate, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Majors, Non-majors, Activity Length, More than 1 hour
1.9K
734
1
0
05.2019

Data is the New Science

Anna Monfils, Debra Linton, Libby Ellwood, Molly Phillips

Version: 1.0

In this module, students will be introduced to some emerging biodiversity data resources. They will be asked to think critically about the strengths and utility of these data resources and apply what they have learned to research question.
data in the classroom, biodiversity informatics, natural history collection, Introductory, Lab, Online course, Lecture, Undergraduate, Homework, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, Activity Length, More than 1 hour
2.5K
965
2
0
04.2019

Amphibian Diversity: Species Richness and Precipitation

Debra Linton, Anna Monfils, Molly Phillips, Libby Ellwood

Version: 1.0

This activity will explore how natural history specimen data can be used to investigate the relationship between precipitation levels in a region and species diversity of amphibians.
data in the classroom, Biodiversity, trade-offs, natural history collection, Amphibans and Reptiles, Lab, Undergraduate, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Activity Length, Less than 1 hour
1.6K
557
0
0
03.2019

Species Range Over Space and Time

Debra Linton, Anna Monfils, Libby Ellwood, Molly Phillips

Version: 1.0

In this module, students use data from natural history collections to look at range shifts related to climate variables over different time periods.
data in the classroom, digital resources, climate change, natural history collection, Introductory, Lab, Undergraduate, Homework, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, Activity Length, 1 Hour
2.1K
819
0
0
03.2019

Liberating Data for Biodiversity Research

Libby Ellwood, Austin Mast

Version: 1.0

The objectives of this exercise are to familiarize you with the information content of biodiversity specimens and their labels, the breadth of that information across geographic space and/or time.
Biodiversity, natural history collections, BLUE, Lab, Undergraduate, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Activity Length, More than 1 hour
1.1K
372
0
0
03.2019

Connecting Students to Citizen Science and Curated Collections

Anna Monfils, Erica Krimmel, Debra Linton, Travis Marsico, Ashley Morris, Brad Ruhfel

Version: 1.0

This educational module utilizes the traditional plant collection experience to engage students with biodiversity data protocols and resources available in our information-rich digital age.
Biodiversity, plants, natural history collection, herbarium, Introductory, Lab, Undergraduate, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Advanced, Activity Length, Extended Project
2.0K
499
0
0
03.2019

Exploring Data with BISON

Erica Krimmel

Version: 1.0

A module to explore aggregated observation and collection information, through BISON, or Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (https://bison.usgs.gov), a tool for visualizing GBIF data.
Querying databases, data in the classroom, biodiversity informatics, natural history collections, Introductory, Lab, Online course, Lecture, Undergraduate, Homework, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Activity Length, Less than 1 hour
1.3K
412
0
0
03.2019

An Investigation of Island Biogeography using Data from Online Natural History Collections

Debra Linton, Anna Monfils, Molly Phillips, Libby Ellwood, Joseph Cook

Version: 2.0

Module on coevolution in which students utilize natural history collections. Initial module by AIM-UP was modified by BLUE
module, Querying databases, The Analysis of Biological Data, Island biogeography, natural history collection, Undergraduate, Audience Level
1.8K
689
0
0
03.2019

The Evolution (and Coevolution) of Flowering Plants

Anna Monfils, Debra Linton, Libby Ellwood, Molly Phillips

Version: 1.0

Module on coevolution developed by AIM-UP. In the module students utilize natural history collections.
module, Coevolution, pollination biology, natural history collections, Undergraduate, Audience Level
2.2K
598
0
1
10.2018

The Effect of Climate Change on Butterfly Phenology

Debra Linton, Anna Monfils, Molly Phillips, Elizabeth Ellwood

Version: 1.0

In this module, students explore changes in butterfly phenology through the use of natural history collections data.
Excel, Resources @ ESA - TIEE, climate change, fmn, phenology, natural history collections, DIG, butterfly, interspecific interactions, Introductory, Lab, Undergraduate, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Majors, Activity Length, More than 1 hour
2.5K
587
4
0
06.2018