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A Phenology-focused CURE using Herbarium Specimen Data

from workshop June 2021

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Data Management in Excel and R using National Ecological Observatory Network's (NEON) Small Mammal Data

Students use small mammal data from the National Ecological Observatory Network to understand necessary steps of data management from data collection to data analysis by re-organising excel sheets in an R-compatible format and doing basic analysis in R

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Estimating Tree Heights: Right Triangle Trigonometry

This module introduces basic trigonometry calculations in the context of understanding tree height calculations. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

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Biostatistics using R: A Laboratory Manual

Biostatistics Using R: A Laboratory Manual was created with the goals of providing biological content to lab sessions by using authentic research data and introducing R programming language to biology majors.

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Biostatistics using R: A Laboratory Manual

Biostatistics Using R: A Laboratory Manual was created with the goals of providing biological content to lab sessions by using authentic research data and introducing R programming language to biology majors.

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The Power of Data Standards

Investigate data standards within the context of the Alpine Chipmunk and the Grinnell Study.

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Plants in the Human-Altered Environment (PHAE): EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project

A project to compare effects of a continuum of landscape alteration intensities on plant diversity, biomass, and ecosystem services, and to explore human socioeconomic connections to plants in the environment.

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Lichens in Diverse Landscapes: EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project

This project makes use of publicly-available datasets on lichen presence and abundance and wet deposition, paired with geospatial data on air quality, tree canopy cover, and locally collected field data, to better understand how lichens respond to changes

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Engaging students in data exploration using digital biodiversity databases: BLUE Data Network

Slides for BLUE presentation at 2020 BIOME Institute: Cultivating Scientific Curiosity

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Investigating human impacts on stream ecology: locally and nationally

TIEE Module- How does nutrient pollution impact stream ecosystems locally and nationally? This is an adaptation of the module that includes statistical testing and links sections to a lab report writing.

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Chemoreception

This module introduces the probability of cell and molecule collisions in the context of understanding chemoreception. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

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Water Quality Investigation (Project EDDIE)

This multi-part module aims to help you learn about water quality implications by understanding the variability of concentrations of nitrate in stream water through the evaluation of real-time data and identifying the reasons for this variability.

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5Qs: An Activity to Support Students Develop Skills to Interpret Research Observations

5Qs (five questions) is a simple pedagogy tool research mentors can use to help students think through their observations systematically, to draw supported conclusions, and to decide on next steps, all of which can be done independently by students.

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The Hidden Kingdom: Island Biogeography with Fungi

In this activity, students will explore a dataset of fungi dispersal capabilities and colonizing success to test the predictions of island biogeography theory.

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Backyard Beetles + Pollinators: EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project

Students observe insect pollinators and other floral visitors in their backyards, or campus, or nearby natural areas to describe plant-pollinator networks and assess how the assemblages from their sites compare to those in a range of landscapes.

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Lichens in Diverse Landscapes: EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project

This project makes use of publicly-available datasets on lichen presence and abundance and wet deposition, paired with geospatial data on air quality, tree canopy cover, and locally collected field data, to better understand how lichens respond to changes

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Amphibian Diversity: Species Richness and Precipitation

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.

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Species Range Over Space and Time

used this Spring 2020

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Ferns are Everywhere

Using spatial fern population data in hypothesis testing

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Testing hypotheses about the role of wildfire in structuring avian communities

This module assesses the role of wildfire in the eastern US and its impact on bird communities using NEON bird survey data from pre- and post- a major wildfire in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GRSM) in November 2016.

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