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Climate Change and Phenology: Evaluating Temperature, Precipitation, and Phenology of Frogs and Toads in Minnesota
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12 Jun 2018 | Contributor(s): Kristen Genet | doi:10.25334/Q4PX2M
Students evaluate long term (100+ years) trends in temperature and precipitation, and then isolate a shorter time span (20 years) in which to evaluate the correlation between spring temps and the earliest reported calling dates for MN frogs and toads
Salamander Mark-Recapture using SPARCnet plots with the Schnabel Method
27 Feb 2018 | Contributor(s): Kristine Grayson, Raisa Hernández Pacheco | doi:10.25334/Q4G402
A salamander mark-recapture module where students field collect a third survey occasion to estimate population size
Redox Chemistry and Coral Bleaching
25 Jul 2018 | Contributor(s): David Julian | doi:10.25334/Q4K400
Mapping coral bleaching using NOAA data to set the stage for reviewing redox chemistry concepts
Natural Selection and Galápagos Finches
21 Feb 2018 | Contributor(s): Liesl McCormick | doi:10.25334/Q4339Q
A worksheet and accompanying data set that guides students through making and interpreting frequency distributions, selection differentials, and fitness functions.
Spreadsheet Tutorial 1: Adapted to Anatomy and Physiology
21 Feb 2018 | Contributor(s): Aylin Marz | doi:10.25334/Q4VH6J
Adapted the examples to Anatomy and Physiology relevant topics and implemented in BIO165L Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory for non-majors.
Spreadsheet Data Analysis Terms and Shortened Tutorial 4
20 Feb 2018 | Contributor(s): Jennifer Buntz | doi:10.25334/Q43D59
Introductory students are asked to learn terms for descriptive statistics and complete a matching exercise. Tutorial 4 was shorted to just the full calculations of t values.
Coral Reefs in Hot Water
04 Oct 2018 | Contributor(s): Kaitlin Bonner | doi:10.25334/Q4MM51
Students analyze sea surface temperature (SST) data from NOAA to predict coral bleaching at four locations in the Bahamas. They then compare their predictions to authentic research collected about coral mortality and temperature fluctuations
Mapping Coral Bleaching Modified with NOAA and Authentic Bleaching data
18 Jan 2018 | Contributor(s): Kristine Grayson | doi:10.25334/Q4NM3K
Students access NOAA data to conduct an analysis to look at differences between locations in heat stress and ultimately the amount of coral bleaching in 2005
Using HHMI Tutorials to Prepare Students for Investigating Authentic Datasets in Biology
17 Jan 2018 | Contributor(s): Kaitlin Bonner | doi:10.25334/Q4X38S
HHMI tutorial modules were modified and condensed to bring all students up to the same skill level, and students took a pre-assessment to demonstrate adequate preparation for class.
Expanded Graphing Tutorial
18 Jan 2018 | Contributor(s): Kiersten Nicole Newtoff, Cheryl Squair, Sharon Maureen Homer-Drummond, Tamar Goulet | doi:10.25334/Q45M37
The tutorial has two approaches for teaching about graph building and choosing the appropriate graph for different data types, a scaffolding approach and a exploration approach which can be utilized depending on how you wish to use the resource.
Modifying HHMI Anole Resources: Using Image J to Quantify Ecomorphs and Tree-thinking to Explore Evolutionary Hypotheses
18 Jan 2018 | Contributor(s): Kristine Grayson | doi:10.25334/Q4F38F
I recombined the HHMI resources to have the students perform the image analysis from Virtual Lab 1 in Image J and explore the evolutionary principles in the Lizard Phenology modules
Calculating Lifetime Cancer Risk Resulting from DNA Replication
18 Jan 2018 | Contributor(s): Rebecca Orr, Ruth Buskirk, Kristin Harvey | doi:10.25334/Q47H6Z
An expanded case study adapted from an HHMI Data Point on Cell Division and Cancer Risk using Figure 1 from Tomasetti, C. and Vogelstein, B. (2015).
Amylase Copy Number and Diet
18 Jan 2018 | Contributor(s): Rebecca Orr, Ruth Buskirk, Kristin Harvey | doi:10.25334/Q4H10B
An adapted module from HHMI Spreadsheet Tutorials using amylase data for students to gain data analysis and excel skills
How Many Salamanders are in the forest? Testing capture-recapture
01 Dec 2017 | Contributor(s): Louise Mead, Kristine Grayson, Alexa Warwick, David Miller, Chris Sutherland, Evan Grant | doi:10.25334/Q4637W
Collecting data on how populations respond to environmental change requires accurate estimates of population sizes. This activity explores one method for estimating population sizes across three different localities.
Bringing Research Data to the Ecology Classroom: Opportunities, Barriers, and Next Steps
14 Aug 2017 | Contributor(s): Kristine Grayson, Kaitlin Bonner, Sam S Donovan, Arietta Fleming-Davies, Alison N Hale, Ben Wu | doi:10.25334/Q4D952
Organized Oral Session at the Ecological Society of America annual meeting, August 8th, 2017 Portland Oregon.