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    Saving Endangered Species: Zoos, Museums and Biodiversity Data
    Meet Sinlan (Sheila) Poo who works with amphibians at the Memphis Zoo. Learn about Sinlan's research in applied conservation and how they use biodiversity data to study endangered species.

    Keywords: endangered speciesamphibiansBiodiversity data usageApplied ConservationZoo

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    Mysterious Occurrences Instructors Notes
    Answer Key associated with Mysterious Occurrences Module

    Keywords: digital resourcesBiodiversityconservation sciencePlant Resilience

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    Using Regression Models to Examine the Effect of Carbon Dioxide on Fluid pH
    In this activity students will use statistics and regression models to explore the effects of carbon dioxide on blood pH by measuring pH changes that occur over time as carbon dioxide reacts with...

    Keywords: BiochemistryphysiologyAnatomyGeneral BiologyChoosing modelsCreate graphsInterpret graphsConcepts in Statisticscreate modelsmake predictions

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    The Power of Place: A Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience Studying Urban Ecology, Local Apple Trees and Disease Susceptibility
    Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) offered early in an undergraduate student’s career have the potential to include a greater number and diversity of students than...

    Keywords: Disease ecologyurban ecologyUrban food forestsUrban heat islandsGenetic resistance

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    1-027-StochasticProcesses-ModelingScenario
    We build the infinite set of first order differential equations for modeling a stochastic process, the so-called birth and death equations. We will only need to use integrating factor solution...

    Keywords: VarianceMeanstochasticrandomoperations researchindustrial engineeringPoisson processtraffic

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    Using Aquatic Macroinvertebrates in Stream Bioassessment
    Bioassessment is an evaluation of the biological condition of a waterbody using biological surveys and other direct measurements of resident living organisms. Aquatic macroinvertebrates are...

    Keywords: toleranceMacroinvertebratesRiver Field Studies Networkbioindicatorbioassessmentstream health

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    Project Leadership Resources - Bringing Leadership Experiences into the Classroom
    The Project Leadership Program is a pedgagogical approach that is designed to improve teamwork through the integration of shared leadership experiences. The program involves three components: a...

    Keywords: communicationcollaborationfeedbackleadership skillsteam workleadership developmentsense of belongingproject leadership

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    Figure of the Week: Applied Statistics for Wildlife Research
    Students use their number sense to make observations and explain or guess at patterns shown, discussing at the start of a weekly computer lab. This slide deck focuses on figures related to concepts...

    Keywords: statisticsgraphsmath anxietyWildlife Biologymath attitudesInterpreting Graphssense of belongingfear of negative evaluation

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    5-024-PhGreatLakes
    In this teaching modeling scenario, we demonstrate how lessons on salt-tank compartmental modeling can be used to predict phosphorus levels in the Great Lakes.

    Keywords: Great Lakeslimnologycomparmentpollutioncompartmental modelsphosphorous

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    What Shapes a River: Field Lesson
    This lesson introduces students to field methods and theoretical concepts regarding the factors that shape river environments and ecosystems. Introductory material is followed by instruction in...

    Keywords: substrateRiver Field Studies Network Fluvial GeomorphologyWolman Pebble CountBankful FlowSediment Transport.

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    A STEAM Approach to Understanding Water Systems
    Students will investigate their relationships to water through STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) using a combination of science, art, and reflection and build new...

    Keywords: STEAMwater qualitypollutionRiver Field Studies Networkwatershedparticipatory mappingPhotovoice

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    Geography and Embodied Perceptions: a pathway to reanimating rivers through lived experiences.
    In this lesson students embark upon a journey through the many ways we come to know a watershed, with foci on its physical geography and our embodied perceptions. This enables students to formulate...

    Keywords: PhilosophygeographyRiver Field Studies Networkperceptionwatershednature journalexperiencesensationhumanityplacehomeembodied perceptionsense of placeplace attachmenttransdisciplinaryqualitative methodscalable

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    Understanding Fish Habitat Selection Using Snorkel Surveys
    Identifying the habitat selection patterns of aquatic species is necessary for protecting threatened and endangered native fishes, as well as for producing satisfying and exciting sport fisheries....

    Keywords: fishfisheriesstreamshabitatRiver Field Studies NetworkResource Selection

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    In-Class Workshops to Teach Introductory Biology Students about Undergraduate Research
    Decades of evidence support the premise that undergraduate research experiences are valuable endeavors for science students; however, a lack of knowledge about research and how to get involved can...

    Keywords: undergraduate research experiencesActive Learning WorkshopsResearch PreparationEquity in Research

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    Microhabitats and macroinvertebrates: Logjam influences on stream morphology and macroinvertebrate traits
    Logjams are important hydrologic features that shape stream channel morphology and create habitat for organisms. In this lesson, students learn about and measure logjams in a wadeable stream and...

    Keywords: aquatic macroinvertebrateswoodriparian ecologyhabitatfunctional feeding groupRiver Field Studies Networklarge wood

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    Course materials for Quantifying Environmental Justice
    Course materials for Quantifying Environmental Justice, taught as Environmental Science 4201 at University of Minnesota, Morris in Spring 2023. Description: The concept of justice has received...

    Keywords: data analysiscomputational toolscourseenvironmental justiceSmall group discussion

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    SCIENCE/Fiction: Modular Template for Class Design
    We present a modular scaffold for designing an introductory seminar using speculative fiction and science papers to welcome university undergraduates to the biology major. A list of twelve possible...

    Keywords: geneticscell biologyneurosciencesystems biologyScience Fiction

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    Where Does Elsie's Hair Color Come From? A "De-Simplified" Pedigree Lesson
    Pedigree analysis is part of most Genetics curricula, but the examples traditionally used in genetics courses present phenotypes as if they were entirely and inexorably defined by genotype. This...

    Keywords: pedigreeMultifactorialphenotypic variationpenetranceexpressivityquantitative variation

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    Antibiotic Resistance of Bacterial Soil Isolates and Biofilm Production
    In this lesson, learners will hear about research that focuses on bacterial antibiotic resistance and biofilm production. Students will see how antibiotic resistance is measured and interpret a...

    Keywords: graph interpretationmicrobiologybiofilmfmnantibiotic-resistanceBioGraphIrepresentation in STEM

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    Measuring streamflow using the float method
    Streamflow, the amount of water flowing in a creek, stream, or river at a certain point in time, is critical to people and the environment. Knowing the amount of flowing water is important for...

    Keywords: River Field Studies Networkstreamflowstreamflow measurements

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