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

Author(s): Debra Linton1, Anna Monfils1, Molly Phillips2, Libby Ellwood3, Joseph Cook4

1. Central Michigan University 2. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida 3. iDigBio 4. University of New Mexico

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Module on coevolution in which students utilize natural history collections. Initial module by AIM-UP was modified by BLUE

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Version 2.0 - published on 14 Mar 2019 doi:10.25334/Q4ST7D - cite this


This module guides students through tests of two fundamental rules of island biogeography using specimens collected from the Alexander Archipelago in Southeastern Alaska. The module was designed for use in the Ecology and Evolution (BIOL 203) course at the University of New Mexico.

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Modifications were made in preparation for the 2019 Life Discovery Conference Workshop: Investigating Ecological Principles using Digitized Natural History Collections Data 

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