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    Using genomic data and machine learning to predict antibiotic resistance: a tutorial paper
    Antibiotic resistance is a global public health concern. Bacteria have evolved resistance to most antibiotics, which means that for any given bacterial infection, the bacteria may be resistant to...

    Keywords: Tutorialmachine learningantibiotic-resistanceArtificial Intelligence

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    Ethics in ecological forecasting: four case-based teaching modules
    Working with ecological data often involves ethical considerations, particularly when data are applied to address societal needs. However, data science ethics are rarely included as part of...

    Keywords: data scienceremote sensingethicsuncertaintyecological forecastingindigenous knowledgetropical forestscultural competenceconflicts of interestmarine fisheriesflying foxesfreshwater qualityinequities

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    BioTA Podcast Episode #34 Biofilms Podcast Overview
    BioTA Episode #34: Biofilms Authors: Seth Higbee1, Pankaj Mehrotra2, J. Phil Gibson1 Prokaryotes are often taught to us as being free living single-celled organisms that lack membrane bound...

    Keywords: microbiologybacteriaprokaryotesBiofilmsExtracellular Polymeric Substances (EPS)16s Ribosomal RNA

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    Using Aquatic Macroinvertebrates in Stream Bioassessment
    Bioassessment is an evaluation of the biological condition of a waterbody using biological surveys and other direct measurements of resident living organisms. Aquatic macroinvertebrates are...

    Keywords: toleranceMacroinvertebratesRiver Field Studies Networkbioindicatorbioassessmentstream health

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    Geography and Embodied Perceptions: a pathway to reanimating rivers through lived experiences.
    In this lesson students embark upon a journey through the many ways we come to know a watershed, with foci on its physical geography and our embodied perceptions. This enables students to formulate...

    Keywords: PhilosophygeographyRiver Field Studies Networkperceptionwatershednature journalexperiencesensationhumanityplacehomeembodied perceptionsense of placeplace attachmenttransdisciplinaryqualitative methodscalable

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    Course materials for Quantifying Environmental Justice
    Course materials for Quantifying Environmental Justice, taught as Environmental Science 4201 at University of Minnesota, Morris in Spring 2023. Description: The concept of justice has received...

    Keywords: data analysiscomputational toolscourseenvironmental justiceSmall group discussion

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    An Introduction to Revealing Hidden Figures through Data Sleuthing
    In this introduction to hidden figures in natural history collections (NHCs), students will read an article that gives a unique historical perspective of museums and will then participate in a...

    Keywords: identitysocial justicenatural history collectionsAttributionBCEENETdigitizationRepresentationcourse-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs)hidden figuresdata democratizationrestorative practice

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    The Importance of an ORCID
    This lesson introduces students and instructors to the use of ORCIDs (Open Researcher and Contributor ID), and walks students through the process of registering for an ORCID. This module also helps...

    Keywords: ORCIDidentitysocial justicecourse-based research experiences (CUREs)AttributionBCEENETdigitizationRepresentationhidden figuresdata democratizationrestorative practice

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    Riverbird distributions and habitat use
    Riverbirds are widespread, use diverse riparian habitats, and respond rapidly to changing conditions. Students can apply riverbird data to evaluate hypotheses about these responses, while gaining...

    Keywords: logistic regressionHabitat selectionRiver Field Studies NetworkWaterfowl raptorkingfisherheronfocal speciesmonitorriverbank

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    Field Safety: Right To Know Documents for Building Inclusive Field Teams
    This module discusses mental and physical aspects of field safety. The module contains resources for supporting students and technicians in the field and guides supervisors as they write their own...

    Keywords: ecologydeidiversity equity and inclusionfield workfield safety

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    Mentorship Check-In
    We provide a scaffolded discussion for research mentors and mentees to evaluate progress toward their goals, expand conceptions of mentorship, and share ideas to enhance belonging in lab.

    Keywords: Undergraduate MentorshipMentorshipFostering a Sense of Belonging

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    Guided Goal Setting for Mentors and Mentees
    We provide a framework for research mentors and mentees to talk together and explicitly discuss expectations, assumptions, and goals for each party.

    Keywords: Undergraduate Mentorshipstudent mentoring and traininggoals

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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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    Creating a Deeper Understanding of Big Geospatial Data, Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI), and Community Science using Project Eddie Modules
    This module uses the Project Eddie Module Assessing the Risk of Invasive Species Using Community Science Data developed by Heard, M. J. (2023) to create a deeper understanding of big geospatial...

    Keywords: GISInvasive SpeciesGeospatial ScienceProject EDDIEgeographyCitizen and Community Sciencegeographic information sciencevolunteering

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    Invasion, Restoration, and Response: Assessing changes in arthropod community assemblage using both parametric and non-parametric approaches
    This lesson, which is based around a recently published paper in the Journal of Ecological Applications, introduces students to both parametric and non-parametric approaches to statistical analysis...

    Keywords: ecologyANOVAInvasive Speciesspecies diversityquantitative analysisupper level wetland ecologysalt marshesarthropodsShannon diversity indexleast significant differences

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    STEM as Culture: Exploring exclusion and inclusion in mathematics and biology
    This is a paper given as a plenary lecture at the second CalcConf in Bergen, Norway, June 2023. The paper explores how marginalization in society & living between worlds becomes a superpower in...

    Keywords: calculusbiocalculusrule of fivemarine biologyco2Microagressionsmauna keamauna loafeministtestimonioindigenous epistomologyanzalduagutierrezdisciplinary microaggressions

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    Data Cards Sample Created From Lost Crops of Africa (NRC, 1996, 2006, 2008)
    This resource provides a sample of the data cards that have been used in conference presentations, trainings, and science methods courses over the years. This resource provides supplemental data...

    Keywords: environmental scienceCurriculum developmentScience curriculumAfricacultural resourcescultural heritageancient fruitsancient vegetablesdiversity equity and inclusionBlackNext Generation Science StandardsBlack representation in STEMgrain sizescience capitalcrops

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    Diversity and Inclusion in Animal Behavior – ABI Faculty Development Program
    In this course, students will learn about the study of behavior from an evolutionary perspective. We will look at the mechanisms underlying behavior and how behavior develops in an animal’s...

    Keywords: ecologyanimal behaviorpsychologyDiversity and Inclusion

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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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