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    BIO 263 Ecological Data Analysis
    Course materials for BIO 263 Ecological Data Analysis

    Keywords: Rdata analysisecological datasets

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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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    1-001d-HotelPopulationDecay-ModelingScenario
    You will be modeling the following situation: 100 people are in a hotel. Each day, each person has a random chance of 50% of leaving the hotel. No new people enter the hotel. Before you run the...

    Keywords: simulationlogisticexponential decayfitting

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    Inquiry-based hypothesis testing using phylogenetic trees in MEGA
    A key learning objective in biology is applying bioinformatics tools to test a real-life question. These inquiry-based modules have students assemble and align data, and construct simple...

    Keywords: phylogeneticsbioinformaticsFASTANCBIBLASTmultiple sequence alignmentsequence similarityCourseSourceZika virusMEGAalcohol metabolism

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    More In Depth Spreadsheet Management Adaptation of Data Management using NEON Small Mammal Data
    This adaptation consists of three exercises that introduce students to 1) format spreadsheet data tables, 2) carry out spreadsheet quality control, and 3) count/sort/filter data of interest in...

    Keywords: data managementspreadsheetsmammalsCapture mark-recapture

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    Developing a community resource to find and share summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) opportunities
    Instructors can use this module to introduce students to searching for and identifying summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) online, with a focus on National Science Foundation (NSF)...

    Keywords: Resources @ NSF - NCCSTSecology labField researchREUresearch experience for undergraduatesfield ecology

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    Converting a Face-to-Face Lab to Online: An Example of Process and Outcomes for a CRISPR-Based Molecular Biology Lab
    The COVID-19 pandemic created a need to convert in-person laboratory courses into an online format in a short amount of time. For this reason, we converted our face-to-face molecular biology lab...

    Keywords: mutationtranscriptioncrisprtranslation

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    Escape Zoom!: Reviewing Introductory Evolution Content Using an Escape Room Format
    Reviewing and integrating key concepts and learning goals at the end of a biology course can be overwhelming to students and instructors alike. Often end-of-term review sessions in preparation for...

    Keywords: Evolutionartificial selectionSpeciationextinctionsexual selectionphylogenetic treesmechanisms of evolution

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    2010-Bruce-Conrad-Ordinary_Differential_Equations_A_Systems_Approach
    This is an author posted second edition to the text which was originally published by Prentice Hall in 2003.

    Keywords: differential equationstextbook

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    Distributions CURE- Exploring Species Distribution Changes and their Drivers
    This course-based undergraduate research experience (CURE) uses digitized natural history collections data to answer questions about species distributions and their drivers. This inclusive CURE can...

    Keywords: Evolutionecologyidigbiodata management#iNaturalistcourse based undergraduate research experienceshuman impactsspecies distributionscourse-based research experiences (CUREs)digitized natural history collectionsGBIFQGISBCEENETgeoreferencing

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    What Do Trees Know About Rain?
    The data nugget was introduced to a freshman General Biology lecture class as a culminating activity for the chapter entitled "Photosynthesis". Students worked independently and collaboratively...

    Keywords: General Biology

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    Paleoclimate and Ocean Biogeochemistry (Project EDDIE)
    This module guides students in an examination of how surface ocean productivity relates to global climate on glacial-interglacial timescales and how the availability of ocean nutrients can be...

    Keywords: productivitycarbon cyclebiological pump

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    Paleoclimate and Ocean Biogeochemistry (Project EDDIE)
    This module guides students in an examination of how surface ocean productivity relates to global climate on glacial-interglacial timescales and how the availability of ocean nutrients can be...

    Keywords: Oceanographydata literacyocean productivity

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    Remote Sensing of Plants and Topography in R (Project EDDIE) for Advanced GIS class
    Students will explore different possible abiotic drivers of plant growth, defined as greenness and height. In the final step, students will analyze data from around the United States and consider...
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    Paleoclimate and Ocean Biogeochemistry (Project EDDIE)
    This module guides students in an examination of how surface ocean productivity relates to global climate on glacial-interglacial timescales and how the availability of ocean nutrients can be...
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    Globally endangered sea turtles of the Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge: A Focus on Scientific Analysis
    Based on the sea turtle case, students will (1) work on a worksheet by analyzing existing survey data, (2) conduct a literature review of two relevant research, and (3) draft a proposal for a...

    Keywords: sea turtle conservationliterature reviewResearch methodsProposal writingPalmyra Atoll

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    Teaching epidemiology and principles of infectious disease using popular media and the case of Typhoid Mary
    Allied health students often struggle to understand how particular content, such as epidemiology, connects to their future careers. This activity uses the case of Typhoid Mary as a foundation for...

    Keywords: epidemiologycase studyinfectous diseasepopular mediaTyphoid Mary

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    Taking the Hassle out of Hasselbalch
    Mention pH in a classroom and you can almost see the inner yawn on the faces of your students. The definition may even roll easily from their lips. However, despite multiple exposures to the...

    Keywords: pHdrug uptakeHenderson-Hasslbalch equationmedical applicationspKa

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    An active-learning lesson that targets student understanding of population growth in ecology
    Effective teaching and learning of population ecology requires integration of quantitative literacy skills. To facilitate student learning in population ecology and provide students with the...

    Keywords: population growthexponential growthlogistic growthpopulation ecologygrowth rateDensityAbundancecarrying capacitylinear growth

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    Between a rock and a hard place. What can turning rocks tell us about land-use change impacts on animals living in a rock outcrop?
    Unique rock outcrops in the Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot in India provide a setting that challenges students to develop a study to assess the impact of land-use change on threatened animals...

    Keywords: conservationagricultureland useamphibianstropicalbiodiversity losslateritic outcropopen natural ecosystemsreptilesrocks

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