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    Rescuing Data: Preserving Data for the Future
    Meet Diane Srivastava, director of the Canadian Institute for Ecology and Evolution, and learn how they sythesize and save biodiversity data.

    Keywords: metadatadigital datadata skillsBiodiversity Science

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    Sorting through the Data
    Meet Thomas McElrath, a insect collection manager at the Illinois Natural History Survey and beetle researcher. Tommy explains the value of data standards while discussing beetles and variations...

    Keywords: data standardssexdata skillsBiodiversity data usage

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    Mapping New Discoveries: iNaturalist and Biodiversity Data
    Meet Lauren Esposito, the Curator of Arachnology at the California Academy of Sciences. Learn how they use community science to inform new species discovery.

    Keywords: endangered species#iNaturalistBiodiversity data usage

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    Mysterious Occurrences: Representation, Resiliency, and Redundancy in Native Plant Populations
    Meet Rachel Hackett, a conservation plant biologist at the Michigan Natural Features Inventory.  We learn about Rachel's job and the restoration of threatened and endangered species. Rachel...

    Keywords: digital resourcesendangered speciesconservation sciencePlant Resilienceplant biodiversitydata skills

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    Saving Endangered Species: Zoos, Museums and Biodiversity Data
    Meet Sinlan (Sheila) Poo who works with amphibians at the Memphis Zoo. Learn about Sinlan's research in applied conservation and how they use biodiversity data to study endangered species.

    Keywords: endangered speciesamphibiansBiodiversity data usageApplied ConservationZoo

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    Biogeography of Hantavirus Hosts
    Using QGIS, this module introduces students to zoonotic pathogens, host biogeography, the "One Health" concept, forming hypothesis, and natural history museums within the Hantavirus system.

    Keywords: human-environmental interactionsmammalsbiogeographyhypothesis formulationdigitized natural history collectionshuman healthQGISzoonotic diseasesone healthrodentsPathogens

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    Conducting Biodiversity Science in the 21st Century (Poster)
    A poster summarizing how museum resources can be used for conducting biodiversity science in the 21st century including in research, education and in increasing inclusivity and diversity in STEM.

    Keywords: researchmuseumPosterBiodiversitynatural history museumsOpen Datadata literacydiversityinclusionBLUEdigitized natural history collectionsbiodiversity data

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    Building Biodiversity Datasets for Invasive Species
    A module guiding students through the process of mapping biodiversity data and building a biodiversity dataset to study the spread and impacts of the invasive aquatic plant species, European...

    Keywords: Management Of Datanatural historyField researchconservation ecologyAquatic invasive speciesbiodiversity informatics

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    Identifiers in Digital Natural History Collections
    This is a collection of resources focusing on GUIDs (Globally Unique Identifiers) on what they are, what role they play in digital natural history collections, and how to incorporate them in...

    Keywords: idigbioStudy guidedata managementnatural history collectionsBLUEdigitized natural history collectionsidentifiers

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    Sin Nombre Hantavirus in the US
    A module guiding students through the review of different biodiversity data sources to identify patterns in the distribution of the Sin Nombre Hantavirus in the United States. English, Spanish, and...

    Keywords: Resources @ AIM-UP!infectious diseasespublic healthnatural history collectionsWildlife Diseasedigitized natural history collectionsenglishSpanishzoonotic diseaseshantavirusMEPAPortuguesetranslated

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    Coloring and Keying Great Lakes Trees
    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...

    Keywords: BiodiversitytaxonomyHerbarianatural history education

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    Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Natural History
    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...

    Keywords: Traditional ecological knowledgeUnderstanding ScienceBowhead Whale

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    Biodiversity, Big Data, and the Fossil Record
    In this lab, we will be making and testing hypotheses about how the biodiversity of groups of organisms may vary through time.

    Keywords: digital resourcesnatural history museumspaleobiology

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    The Evolution (and Coevolution) of Flowering Plants Virtual Classroom
    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...

    Keywords: digital resourcespollination biologynatural history collectionsFloral Diversity

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    Introduction to R with Biodiversity Data
    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...
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    Case Study: Pollination of the Early Spider Orchid (Ophrys sphegodes) by the Solitary Bee (Andrena nigroaenea)
    The research uses natural history collection data to explore a potential phenological shift between an orchid that employs sexual deception and a solitary bee.

    Keywords: pollination biologyClimate change and phenologydigitized natural history collectionsPseudocopulation

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    Cleaning Biodiversity Data: A Botanical Example Using Excel or RStudio
    Access and clean an open source herbarium dataset using Excel or RStudio.

    Keywords: Exceldata in the classroomRStudiobiodiversity informaticsnatural history collectionsHerbariaData cleaning

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    Cleaning Biodiversity Data: Excel
    Access and clean an open source polar bear dataset using Excel.

    Keywords: data in the classroombiodiversity informaticsData cleaning

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    The Power of Data Standards
    Investigate data standards within the context of the Alpine Chipmunk and the Grinnell Study.

    Keywords: data in the classroomdata standardsdigitized natural history collectionsBLUE Fall 2019 FMNGrinnell

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    Following the Data
    The video and exercise provides insight into how researchers are using digital data resources to investigate biodiversity in prairie fen wetlands.

    Keywords: data in the classroomprocess of sciencebiodiversity informatics

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