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    Regression: Tree Rings and Measuring Things
    Students develop scatter plots of growth rings by tree diameters and determine the equation of their best fit line.

    Keywords: NIMBiosregressiontree ringsline of best fit

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    Dendroclimatology
    Dendroclimatologists can reconstruct climate records further into the past than written records, by examining tree rings. Students "reverse-engineer" this process by considering growth rates of a...

    Keywords: linear regressiongraphingdata visualizationstandardizationclimatetree ringsdendrochronology

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    The Tactile Clade Race
    This adaptation of the Vertebrate Clade Race provides a tactile approach to introduce basic tree reading skills for evolutionary phylogenies. Using a Universal Design for Learning informed...

    Keywords: phylogeneticsevolutionary biologytree readingvertebratesaccessibility for students with disabilities or impairmentsvisual impairment

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    What do trees know about Rain? Adapted for an online, non-majors botany course
    Minor modifications were made to this Data Nugget in order to use it in a fully online version of the introductory, non-majors botany course, Plants and People.
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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.

    Keywords: ecologyTrigonometryTrigonometric Functions

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    3D FractaL-Tree
    3D FractaL-Tree allows scientists to collect data from actual specimens in the field or laboratory, insert these measurements into a spatially explicit L-system package, and then visually compare...

    Keywords: Resources @ ESTEEMfractalsL-systems

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    Tree Biomass and Phenology
    This lesson centers around understanding the connection of tree biomass and phenology with climate change. It uses both swirl and LearnR lessons in the R programming language to help students make...
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    Vertebrate Clade Race
    This activity introduces basic tree reading skills for evolutionary phylogenies. It is designed as a short group activity. After completing this activity, students should be familiar with basic...

    Keywords: phylogeneticsevolutionary biologytree readingvertebrates

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    Interpreting the Pseudocot Phylogeny
    Students use physical characteristics, genetics, and a fossil record of hypothetical flowering plants to develop fundamental phylogenetic tree-building skills.
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    BETTSI - Basic Evolutionary Tree-Thinking Skills Instrument
    A short, multiple choice diagnostic designed to provide instructors with a quick check on students’ understanding of and ability to read and interpret phylogenies.

    Keywords: EvolutionphylogeneticsTree thinking

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    Assessing Socioeconomic Trends in Tree Cover and Human Health in Urban Environments
    In this exercise, students use a combination of publicly available data and tree cover data that they generate using iTree Canopy to test whether tree cover is equitably distributed within the city...

    Keywords: social justiceSimple Linear Regressionenvironmental justiceGeographic Information System (GIS)Using ExcelConnection to PlaceredliningEcosystem Servicesurban tree coverurban environments

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    Studying phylogeny by producing phylogenetic trees of primates using morphological and molecular characteristics.
    An assignment constructing phylogenetic trees using shared, derived morphological traits and molecular differences among 18 primate species and two outlier species has been developed. Skull and...
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    Coloring and Keying Great Lakes Trees
    In this set of activities, you will use the Michigan Trees Coloring book to learn and practice plant identification. You will also simulate some of the steps of specimen preparation by keying an d...

    Keywords: BiodiversitytaxonomyHerbarianatural history education

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    Creating Phylogenetic Trees from DNA Sequences
    This interactive module shows how DNA sequences can be used to infer evolutionary relationships among organisms and represent them as phylogenetic trees.

    Keywords: EvolutionHHMI BioInteractivephylogenetic tree

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    Seed Dispersal in Tropical Forests
    In this activity, students use data from published studies to understand patterns of seed dispersal and apply these ideas to the design of a conservation area.

    Keywords: ecologyResources @ HHMI - BioInteractivecommunityplantsdiversityScientific Process

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    Murder by HIV? Undergraduate edition
    Bioinformatics case study focusing on phylogenetic tree interpretation, published in the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science

    Keywords: case studyResources @ NSF - NCCSTSbioinformaticsNIBLSEHIVnucleotide sequencingphylogenetic treeviral life cyclesmutation ratesreverse transcriptase sequences

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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...

    Keywords: NEONNational Ecological Observatory Network

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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...

    Keywords: NEONNational Ecological Observatory Network

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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...

    Keywords: NEONNational Ecological Observatory Network

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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...

    Keywords: NEONNational Ecological Observatory Network

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