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  1. The Effect of Climate Change on Butterfly Phenology

    The Effect of Climate Change on Butterfly Phenology

    2018-06-13 01:51:17 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Debra Linton, Anna Monfils, Molly Phillips, Elizabeth Ellwood | doi:10.25334/Q46Q5B

    In this module, students explore changes in butterfly phenology through the use of natural history collections data.

  2. Investigating Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Ecologies Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (Abstract) | TIEE

    Investigating Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Ecologies Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (Abstract) | TIEE

    2018-06-13 01:29:15 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Maruthi Bhaskar | doi:10.25334/Q4R09K

    Identifying, mapping and understanding the magnitude and the spatial prevalence of the Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) such as chlamydia and gonorrhea diseases. Analyzing the spatial trends of the disease patterns at National, State and...

  3. Parasites -- They're what's for dinner: Investigating the role of parasites in aquatic food webs

    Parasites -- They're what's for dinner: Investigating the role of parasites in aquatic food webs

    2018-06-13 01:14:30 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Sarah Orlofske | doi:10.25334/Q40H41

    Use a well-resolved food web database from a freshwater wetland ecosystem in central California to explore how parasites influence community properties and learn how food webs are constructed and analyzed.

  4. Investigating Leaf Litter Decomposition and Invertebrate Communities in Streams

    Investigating Leaf Litter Decomposition and Invertebrate Communities in Streams

    2018-06-13 00:58:42 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Alida Janmaat | doi:10.25334/Q4W674

    Students utilize the provided dataset to engage in an open-inquiry project on the impacts of abiotic and biotic factors on stream macroinvertebrate communities and/or leaf litter decomposition.

  5. Environment-Richness Relationships in Ephemeral and Permanent Wetlands: Guided Inquiry with Graph Interpretation (Abstract) | TIEE

    Environment-Richness Relationships in Ephemeral and Permanent Wetlands: Guided Inquiry with Graph Interpretation (Abstract) | TIEE

    2018-06-12 17:03:26 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Amanda M Little | doi:10.25334/Q4MQ2X

    An introduction to linear models using plant and animal richness-environment relationships in ephemeral ponds and permanent wetlands.

  6. The Biology of Climate Change:  The effects of a changing climate on migrating and over-wintering species at a high-elevation field station

    The Biology of Climate Change: The effects of a changing climate on migrating and over-wintering species at a high-elevation field station

    2018-06-12 16:05:04 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Carrie Wu, Amy Ellwein | doi:10.25334/Q4X696

    Students evaluate weather and phenology data sets spanning 40+ years from a high-elevation field station in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, to test predictions about the effects of climate change on migrating and over-wintering animal and plant.

  7. Diseasebots

    Diseasebots

    2018-06-12 12:32:13 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Arietta Fleming-Davies, Skylar Hopkins | doi:10.25334/Q4GD8V

    This module explores the effects of host density on contact rates and transmission of pathogens or mutualist symbionts using a hands-on simulation, a computer agent-based model in NetLogo, and an authentic ecological dataset.

  8. Environmental Drivers of Ecosystem Carbon Fluxes from Minutes to Years

    Environmental Drivers of Ecosystem Carbon Fluxes from Minutes to Years

    2018-06-12 01:26:38 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Christopher Gough, Cindee Giffen, Thomas W Woodward | doi:10.25334/Q4VD7W

    Students build on fundamental concepts of ecosystem production and carbon cycling, combining this knowledge with open long-term data from ecological and meteorological networks to uncover the environmental drivers of carbon fluxes.

  9. Gaining familiarity with R and Work with NEON OS & IS data – Plant phenology & temperature - adaptation

    Gaining familiarity with R and Work with NEON OS & IS data – Plant phenology & temperature - adaptation

    2018-06-12 01:17:21 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Nancy Cowden | doi:10.25334/Q4QX4P

    This adaptation introduces students to R and the NEON OS & IS data – Plant Phenology & Temperature tutorial. A planned extension will prompt students to develop a testable hypothesis, based on their tutorial insights, that could be investigated locally.

  10. Freezer Full of Fossils v2.0

    Freezer Full of Fossils v2.0

    2018-06-11 18:34:57 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Louise Mead, Michael James Wiser, Noah Ribeck, Fred Hingst, Richard Schultz, Richard Lenski | doi:10.25334/Q40D9W

    The Long Term Evolution Experiment started by Dr. Richard Lenski provides a rich dataset to help students explore concepts of fitness, replication, and adaption.

  11. CyVerse Tutorials for NEON Data Science Institute 2018

    CyVerse Tutorials for NEON Data Science Institute 2018

    2018-06-11 18:33:58 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Tyson Lee Swetnam, Megan A. Jones | doi:10.25334/Q48T4M

    Resource for conducting data intensive research on CyVerse

  12. National Institute for STEM Evaluation and Research (NISER)

    National Institute for STEM Evaluation and Research (NISER)

    2018-06-07 18:02:17 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Sondra Marie LoRe, Pam Bishop, Kevin Kidder, Robin Taylor | doi:10.25334/Q4J98F

    Poster on program evaluation presented at the 2018 QUBES/BioQUEST Summer Workshop

  13. Improving Civic and Scientific Literacy through Scaffolded Thematic Classroom Research Experiences

    Improving Civic and Scientific Literacy through Scaffolded Thematic Classroom Research Experiences

    2018-06-07 17:59:38 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Davida Smyth | doi:10.25334/Q4ST3W

    Poster on encouraging civic and scientific literacy presented at the 2018 QUBES/BioQUEST Summer Workshop

  14. Bio+: Integration of Biology Principles and Application in Cross-Disciplinary Curricula

    Bio+: Integration of Biology Principles and Application in Cross-Disciplinary Curricula

    2018-06-07 14:30:37 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Jean Huang, Robert Martello, Benjamin Linder | doi:10.25334/Q4TT4K

    Poster on two cross-disciplinary courses at Olin College presented at the 2018 QUBES/BioQUEST Summer Workshop

  15. An evolution curriculum designed around understanding the rise and spread of drug-resistant pathogens

    An evolution curriculum designed around understanding the rise and spread of drug-resistant pathogens

    2018-06-07 13:48:26 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Aditi Pai, Amanda Gibson | doi:10.25334/Q4VT58

    Poster on teaching concepts in evolution and data science skills in an upper level Biology elective at Spelman College presented at the 2018 QUBES/BioQUEST Summer Workshop

  16. Terrestrial Trophic Cascades & Population Structure

    Terrestrial Trophic Cascades & Population Structure

    2018-06-06 19:35:05 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Brian Robert Shmaefsky, J. Phil Gibson | doi:10.25334/Q4WT46

    In this activity, students will use data from natural parks to examine trophic cascades.

  17. Transpiration

    Transpiration

    2018-06-06 19:33:56 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Maryann Adel Borsick Herman, J. Phil Gibson | doi:10.25334/Q4B39W

    In this lab, students will examine differences between C3 and C4 plants in their transpiration rates.

  18. Seed Dispersal in Tropical Forests - implementation at a small, Primarily Undergraduate Institution

    Seed Dispersal in Tropical Forests - implementation at a small, Primarily Undergraduate Institution

    2018-06-06 19:32:39 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Maryann Adel Borsick Herman, HHMI BioInteractive | doi:10.25334/Q45709

    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.

  19. Climate of Change (Unit 5: Systems@Play) in nonmajors Environmental Science

    Climate of Change (Unit 5: Systems@Play) in nonmajors Environmental Science

    2018-06-01 11:51:44 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Kristen Genet | doi:10.25334/Q43M6R

    I implemented Unit 5 of the "Climate of Change" module into two weeks of my nonmajors Environmental Science course to cover the concepts of atmospheric science, climate change, and data evaluation.

  20. Food Chain Dynamics In A Simple Ecosystem

    Food Chain Dynamics In A Simple Ecosystem

    2018-06-01 00:48:30 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Jessica Joyner, J. Phil Gibson, Anna Petrovicheva | doi:10.25334/Q4C41H

    In this lab, students will work with a simple algae/brine shrimp environment to learn about food chains and population dynamics. It was implemented with limited alteration for an Introductory Ecology course.