Text Search:
Applied Filters
    Quantifying Bacterial Growth in the Guts and Hemolymph of Fruit Flies: Mathematical Modeling and Data Interpolation/Extrapolation
    In this activity, students will analyze raw data obtained from an experiment that explores the effect of overexpressing the Ssk protein in order to strengthen the intestinal barrier and prevent...

    Keywords: graphingexponential growthlinear modelsqbccinterpolationConcepts in Statistics and Precalculus Understanding exponential rates and linear slopesExtrapolation

    1846

    views

    256

    downloads

    0

    comments

    0

    adaptations

    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

    262

    views

    104

    downloads

    0

    comments

    0

    adaptations

    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

    372

    views

    162

    downloads

    0

    comments

    0

    adaptations

    1-155-CruiseControl-ModelingScenario
    In this project we illustrate the design of a proportional-integral-derivative (PID) cruise control algorithm for an automobile. PID control is one of the most common techniques in control...

    Keywords: PID controllerfeedback controlControl theorycruise controlautomobileclosed-loop controlinput-ouputblock diagram

    169

    views

    413

    downloads

    0

    comments

    0

    adaptations

    Impact of Introduction of American Bullfrogs on Species Diversity
    This module explores the introduction of the American bullfrog on their ecosystem. Using species diversity calculations and data collection techniques, students explore how the bullfrog affected...

    Keywords: ecologyconservationspecies richnessBiodiversityspecies diversitydiversity indicessamplingspecies evenness

    388

    views

    104

    downloads

    1

    comments

    0

    adaptations

    Experiencing the Inclusive STEM Teaching Project through BioQUEST Learning Communities
    Poster presented at the Gordon UBER Conference in June 2023

    Keywords: faculty learning communitiesInclusive teaching

    240

    views

    63

    downloads

    0

    comments

    1

    adaptations

    Human Population Growth and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
    Humans alter the climate by emitting greenhouse gases, by changing planetary albedo, and by altering atmospheric chemistry. Between 1900 and 2000, humans' emissions of carbon into the atmosphere...

    Keywords: demographyhuman populationgreenhouse gas emissions

    182

    views

    249

    downloads

    0

    comments

    0

    adaptations

    Using Map of Life to Investigate Species Ranges Shifts with Climate Change
    Biodiversity databases, based on species occurrences, are now readily available for students to use a free of charge. These databases allow exploration of how species ranges shift through time. One...

    Keywords: climate changehabitat suitabilityspecies distributionMap of Lifethermal tolerance

    221

    views

    180

    downloads

    0

    comments

    0

    adaptations

    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

    847

    views

    410

    downloads

    0

    comments

    0

    adaptations

    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

    344

    views

    118

    downloads

    0

    comments

    0

    adaptations

    Ground Spider Survey QUBES Resource Draft (1)
    This QUBES Module aims to introduce students to standardized ecological field methods, measures of diversity, ArcGIS Online, and Excel. This is achieved through nocturnal survey of ground spiders.

    Keywords: Community EcologyspidersMicrosoft ExcelShannon diversity index

    154

    views

    180

    downloads

    0

    comments

    0

    adaptations

    Mapping Specimen Occurrence Data in QGIS
    Use digitized natural history collection occurrence data from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) to map the distribution of the beaver in the state of Oregon from 1800-2020 using QGIS

    Keywords: natural history collectionsspecies distributionscourse-based research experiences (CUREs)digitized natural history collectionsQGIS

    348

    views

    150

    downloads

    0

    comments

    0

    adaptations

    Functional trait-based restoration. Can hybrid restoration enhance invasion resistance and ecosystem services?
    A hybrid restoration experiment in Hilo, Hawaiʻi, in an area of high biocultural conservation value, that address the ecological and philosophical issues involved in conducting restoration with a...

    Keywords: Invasive SpeciesagroforestryHawaii CountyRestoration Ecologyplant functional traitstropical forest

    2373

    views

    74

    downloads

    0

    comments

    0

    adaptations

    Unveiling Lizard Evolution: Graphical Insights into Behavioral Ecology in the Era of Climate Change
    This lesson targets entry-level undergraduate students to enhance their proficiency in comprehending and interpreting scientific graphs. The lesson incorporates group discussions centered around...

    Keywords: evolutionary ecologygraph interpretationfmnBioGraphIrepresentation in STEM

    618

    views

    375

    downloads

    0

    comments

    0

    adaptations

    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

    154

    views

    68

    downloads

    0

    comments

    0

    adaptations

    1-061-SingularPerturbation-TechniqueNarrative
    This paper introduces the basics of singular perturbation methods for solving ordinary differential equations. Interactive examples will show how the smallness of physical parameters can...

    Keywords: perturbationsingular perturbation

    105

    views

    184

    downloads

    0

    comments

    0

    adaptations

    1-060-RegularPerturbation-TechniqueNarrative
    This paper presents an introduction to a set of analytical approximations referred to as regular perturbation. This is a particular mathematical tool within the broader set of perturbation...

    Keywords: perturbationregular perturbationasymptotic expansionsanalytical approximationBernoulli equation

    133

    views

    174

    downloads

    0

    comments

    0

    adaptations

    Author Guidelines
    These Author Guidelines are designed to assist module authors throughout this participatory process of creating a new OCELOTS module or adapting an existing one.
    210

    views

    38

    downloads

    0

    comments

    0

    adaptations

    Restoring tropical forests: Is planting clusters of trees a cost-effective and ecologically-sound strategy to restore tropical forest?
    This module (available in four languages) provides a broad introduction to both ecological and social aspects of tropical forest restoration. It focuses on a long-term study comparing three...

    Keywords: Restoration Ecologyforest restorationtropical forest

    482

    views

    119

    downloads

    0

    comments

    0

    adaptations

    Sounds of the Tropics: Part 2. How are frogs responding to hurricanes, droughts, and climate change?
    This online module explores the response of a tropical frog community to hurricanes, drought, and climate change. We use acoustic monitoring and occupancy modeling to understand how frog...

    Keywords: climate changefrogsspecies distributionsdroughtnatural disturbanceshurricanesPuerto Ricooccupancy modeling

    162

    views

    69

    downloads

    0

    comments

    0

    adaptations