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  1. Comparing Primary and Secondary Forest in a Preserve in Plano Texas: A Forest Ecology Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) for Non-Majors and Lower-Level Majors

    Comparing Primary and Secondary Forest in a Preserve in Plano Texas: A Forest Ecology Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) for Non-Majors and Lower-Level Majors

    2020-07-21 16:46:38 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Tamara Basham | doi:10.25334/ND72-R068

    An activity that can be conducted as an online or field exercise in which students develop and test their hypotheses about how forest stand characteristics differ between two forest types.

  2. Demography from "virtual cemeteries"

    Demography from "virtual cemeteries"

    2020-05-18 17:29:51 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Erin Larson | doi:10.25334/65XT-CM66

    This module is a modification of the Lanza module in TIEE Volume 8. Rather than requiring students to visit cemeteries outside of class, this modification has students collect data from online cemetery databases, analyze data, and present to the class.

  3. Coding Club: A Positive Peer-Learning Community

    Coding Club: A Positive Peer-Learning Community

    2020-04-22 17:10:05 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Gergana Daskalova, Sandra Angers-Blondin, John Godlee, Izzy Rich, Beverly Tan, Declan Valters, Haydn Thomas, Pedro Miranda, Gabriela Hajduk, Kat Keogan, Isla Myers-Smith, Kyle Dexter, Christina Coakley | doi:10.25334/YWP9-S402

    Free and self-paced tutorials and courses for learning to code out of the University of Edinburgh

  4. Quantifying The Drivers and Impacts of Natural Disturbance Events – The 2013 Colorado Floods

    Quantifying The Drivers and Impacts of Natural Disturbance Events – The 2013 Colorado Floods

    2019-07-12 16:50:31 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Heather Susanne Zimbler-DeLorenzo | doi:10.25334/XYXD-PC51

    This lesson focuses on ways that scientists identify and use data to understand ecological disturbance events using data from five public datasets. The main lesson focused on interpretation of figures, while optional coding extensions teach R skills.

  5. Figure of the Day - Teaching Notes - Boersma

    Figure of the Day - Teaching Notes - Boersma

    2019-06-01 23:03:59 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Kate S Boersma | doi:10.25334/Q48F3F

    Teaching notes from my application of Figure of the Day in my BIOL305 Ecology lecture course for biology majors.

  6. Intro to BIOMAAP - Student Math Anxiety Overview - Teaching Notes - Boersma

    Intro to BIOMAAP - Student Math Anxiety Overview - Teaching Notes - Boersma

    2019-06-01 22:59:26 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Kate S Boersma | doi:10.25334/Q4D740

    Teaching notes from my application of the BIOMAAP math anxiety materials in my BIOL305 Ecology course for biology majors.

  7. Competition under the Sea: Exploring the competitive interaction between native and non-native seagrasses in the Caribbean

    Competition under the Sea: Exploring the competitive interaction between native and non-native seagrasses in the Caribbean

    2019-05-27 01:55:45 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Demian Alexander Willette | doi:10.25334/Q4TM9D

    A mini-case study that uses real-world data to explore the competitive interaction among seagrasses.

  8. The tale of two fish: A case study on vicariance and allopatric speciation

    The tale of two fish: A case study on vicariance and allopatric speciation

    2019-05-27 01:46:18 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Demian Alexander Willette | doi:10.25334/Q4ZB3M

    This mini-case study guides students through multiple lines of evidence that suggests the most likely sister species to the lake species Sardinella tawilis, the sister species being the marine fish Sardinella hualiensis.

  9. Investigating Human Impacts on Hawaiian Fishpond Ecology

    Investigating Human Impacts on Hawaiian Fishpond Ecology

    2019-05-22 22:41:55 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Michelle Phillips | doi:10.25334/Q4TQ82

    Examining water quality (including fertilizer residue, nutrients, soil erosion, and invasive plants) on a Hawaiian fishpond ecosystem.

  10. Quantifying and Visualizing Campus Tree Phenology

    Quantifying and Visualizing Campus Tree Phenology

    2019-04-18 17:59:23 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Nate Emery, Caleb Trujillo, Andrew Jarosz, Tammy M Long

    This lesson, published on CourseSource, enables collaborative teams to collect, quantify, and analyze observable seasonal changes in nature.

  11. Diversity Indices: Shannon's H and E

    Diversity Indices: Shannon's H and E

    2019-02-15 07:18:52 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q4844Q

    This module introduces Shannon's diversity index in the context of understanding how to mathematically measure the species diversity in a community. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  12. Diversity Indices: Simpson's D and E

    Diversity Indices: Simpson's D and E

    2019-02-15 07:18:48 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q4CX5Z

    This module introduces Simpson's diversity index in the context of understanding how to mathematically measure the species diversity in a community. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  13. Estimating Tree Heights: Right Triangle Trigonometry

    Estimating Tree Heights: Right Triangle Trigonometry

    2019-02-15 07:18:32 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q4S430

    This module introduces basic trigonometry calculations in the context of understanding tree height calculations. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  14. Interspecific Competition: the Lotka-Volterra Model

    Interspecific Competition: the Lotka-Volterra Model

    2019-02-15 07:18:14 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q4943N

    This module introduces the Lotka-Volterra Model in the context of understanding interspecific competition. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  15. Optimal Foraging Theory

    Optimal Foraging Theory

    2019-02-15 07:16:51 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q4ZT7Z

    This module introduces the optimal foraging strategy in the context of understanding competition and coexistence among species. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  16. Predator-Prey Dynamics: the Lotka-Volterra Model

    Predator-Prey Dynamics: the Lotka-Volterra Model

    2019-02-15 07:16:19 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q4W15N

    This module introduces the Lotka-Volterra model in the context of understanding how predator and prey interact. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  17. Species-Area Relationships

    Species-Area Relationships

    2019-02-15 07:16:05 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q48B21

    This module introduces species-area curves in the context of understanding spatial diversity patterns. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  18. Type I Functional Response

    Type I Functional Response

    2019-02-15 07:15:11 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q45J0D

    This module introduces the type I functional response in the context of understanding the relationship between an individual's rate of consumption and food density. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  19. Type II Functional Response: Holling’s Disk Equation

    Type II Functional Response: Holling’s Disk Equation

    2019-02-15 07:15:03 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q49B2B

    This module introduces the Holling’s disk equation in the context of understanding the relationship between an individual's rate of consumption and food density. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  20. Cohort Life Tables

    Cohort Life Tables

    2019-02-12 15:14:20 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q4QJ0C

    This module introduces cohort life tables in the context of understanding demographic processes and how they affect populations. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.