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  1. A Scientist Spotlight Featuring Dr. Danielle Brown

    A Scientist Spotlight Featuring Dr. Danielle Brown

    2021-05-15 23:51:42 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Merrie Renee Richardson | doi:10.25334/A6XN-7452

    A Scientist Spotlight-style assignment designed to introduce students to themes of quantitative biology, field research, and diversity, equity, and inclusion in science. Includes Teaching Notes, sample assignments, and link to video interview.

  2. Lichen Niches and Distributions Lab Activity

    Lichen Niches and Distributions Lab Activity

    2021-05-14 21:36:48 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Jessica Coyle | doi:10.25334/SBG4-RM36

    This is a 2-part lab activity based on the EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project: Lichens in Diverse Landscapes. Students conduct field surveys of lichen abundance near their homes and explore large-scale geospatial data on lichens and the environment.

  3. Exploring EnvironmenATL Justice with Data Analytics and Visualization

    Exploring EnvironmenATL Justice with Data Analytics and Visualization

    2021-05-14 21:23:10 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Ethell Vereen | doi:10.25334/D0EN-0R77

    Basic data handling and data analysis skills are introduced to visualize and analyze ‘big data.’ Environmental justice is introduced to give students an understanding of tools and strategies to explore while developing advocacy and communication skills.

  4. Lichens in Diverse Landscapes: EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project

    Lichens in Diverse Landscapes: EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project

    2021-05-14 20:10:48 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Jane Dell | doi:10.25334/MRR2-3E40

    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 data, to better understand how lichens respond to changes

  5. Exploring Connections between Low Albedo, Urban Heat Islands and Social Justice

    Exploring Connections between Low Albedo, Urban Heat Islands and Social Justice

    2021-05-14 18:50:44 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Denise Piechnik | doi:10.25334/40CF-Q206

    This exercise explores circumstances of urban heat islands in the United States using spatial data, including an exploration of heat island solutions.

  6. Students examine the diversity of human cell sizes and number using scientific notation

    Students examine the diversity of human cell sizes and number using scientific notation

    2021-05-14 16:59:02 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Kimberly McClure | doi:10.25334/F06P-JX80

    In this powerpoint, several of the resources from the published module 'Sizes, Scales and Specialization' are used to create a mini-module that has students examine the size and abundance of different human cell types using scientific notation.

  7. Life in Urban Environments: The Impact of Urbanization on Life-History Traits in Amphibian Species

    Life in Urban Environments: The Impact of Urbanization on Life-History Traits in Amphibian Species

    2021-05-14 00:20:16 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Madison Whitehurst | doi:10.25334/872X-7X06

    This lesson focuses on urbanization and its negative effects on species, specifically amphibians. The lesson will also provide hands-on statistical analyses and critical thinking questions to promote a better understanding of this ecological problem.

  8. The Legacy of Redlining in Oakland, CA

    The Legacy of Redlining in Oakland, CA

    2021-05-13 18:59:53 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Marci Cole Ekberg | doi:10.25334/8YA7-MX12

    The issues of redlining and environmental justice will be introduced and used as a framework for a number of topics in the third part of the semester in a non-majors Environmental Science course.

  9. Lichens in Diverse Landscapes: EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project

    Lichens in Diverse Landscapes: EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project

    2021-05-13 16:53:22 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Kit Schnaars Uvino | doi:10.25334/XXSQ-6A66

    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 data, to better understand how lichens respond to changes

  10. Lichens in Your backyard (or campus): EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project

    Lichens in Your backyard (or campus): EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project

    2021-05-13 16:46:18 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): K Schnaars | doi:10.25334/TGWD-W564

    This project uses locally collected field data on lichen presence & abundance to better understand how lichens respond to changes. Navigation skills with a hand held compass are developed.

  11. Phenology Trends and Climate Change in Minnesota (Project EDDIE): A focus on American elm

    Phenology Trends and Climate Change in Minnesota (Project EDDIE): A focus on American elm

    2021-05-13 14:26:41 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Kristine Hopfensperger | doi:10.25334/770Q-KR18

    In this module, students will practice answering a specific question about how climate change has affected flowering date in American elm trees.

  12. Oyster Restoration Success and Water Quality in the James and Rappahannock Rivers of Virginia

    Oyster Restoration Success and Water Quality in the James and Rappahannock Rivers of Virginia

    2021-05-13 01:28:53 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Julia L. Josephs | doi:10.25334/BR6E-X339

    This QUBES lesson uses statistical analysis to test whether or not oyster restoration sites in Virginia are successfully increasing the number of oysters and whether or not water quality is improving at the same sites during the same time period.

  13. Backyard Beetles + Pollinators for a non-lab course on biodiversity conservation

    Backyard Beetles + Pollinators for a non-lab course on biodiversity conservation

    2021-05-12 22:43:45 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Emily Nodine | doi:10.25334/F3ZH-EH84

    Backyard Beetles + Pollinators is a project to observe and evaluate plant-pollinator networks. This adaptation modifies the (adapted) modules for a non-lab course on conservation, conducted during a mix of in-person and remote students.

  14. Adaptation of Plants in the Human-Altered Environment (PHAE) for a non-lab course on biodiversity conservation

    Adaptation of Plants in the Human-Altered Environment (PHAE) for a non-lab course on biodiversity conservation

    2021-05-12 21:00:34 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Emily Nodine | doi:10.25334/PT2R-ZZ91

    PHAE is a project to compare effects of landscape alteration intensities on plant biomass and diversity. This adaptation modifies the (adapted) modules for a non-lab course on conservation, conducted during a mix of in-person and remote students

  15. Carbon Sequestration and the Urban heat Island Effect

    Carbon Sequestration and the Urban heat Island Effect

    2021-05-12 18:14:30 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Evan Blais | doi:10.25334/ZRXW-ZB81

    An urban heat island is an urban or metropolitan area that is on average far warmer than the surrounding rural areas. In this lesson we will study the impact these warmer temperatures have on the carbon sequestration of urban trees.

  16. Lichens in Your Local Landscape

    Lichens in Your Local Landscape

    2021-05-12 16:08:06 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Leah Dudley | doi:10.25334/KWKF-J941

    This project uses Lichens to connect students with their local environmental air quality. Through a short lab session, students assess lichens growing on trees on their campus. They then use class generated data to test a hypothesis about air quality.

  17. Ingestion of Microplastics by Coral

    Ingestion of Microplastics by Coral

    2021-05-12 13:05:38 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Alyssa Hoekstra | doi:10.25334/Q18N-7165

    QUBES lesson on ingestion of microplastics by coral. Lesson will give environmental background and then use R for hands-on statistical analyses, followed by critical thinking questions.

  18. Aquatic Macroinvertebrates and Urbanization: Exploring urbanization’s effect on leaf litter decomposition in six streams of Puerto Rico using R

    Aquatic Macroinvertebrates and Urbanization: Exploring urbanization’s effect on leaf litter decomposition in six streams of Puerto Rico using R

    2021-05-11 21:58:54 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): John McIntosh | doi:10.25334/RBFE-6Q75

    Urbanization effects stream ecosystems by introducing pollutants to the streams.. This has detrimental effects on the life of the streams such as the aquatic macroinvertebrates who are in charge of leaf litter decomposition.

  19. A Little Off The Top: The Effects Of Mountiantop Removal Mining On Salamanders

    A Little Off The Top: The Effects Of Mountiantop Removal Mining On Salamanders

    2021-05-11 04:14:29 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Brian Tyler Dagliano | doi:10.25334/DBGG-X704

    This lesson will provide an explanation of mountaintop removal mining, and potential harms associated with it. Then the lesson will move into a statistical analysis of salamanders living in streams near mountaintop removal sites.

  20. Climate Drivers of Phenology (Project EDDIE) - adaptation focused on Part A and B

    Climate Drivers of Phenology (Project EDDIE) - adaptation focused on Part A and B

    2021-05-10 21:43:36 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Anna Strimaitis Grinath | doi:10.25334/ZG1G-NX11

    This adaptation explores the questions: Based on observations of bumblebee phenology, are bumblebees in the western United States behaving differently from 2011 to 2019? What climate variables may help explain bumblebee activity? (Only Part A and B)