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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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)

  15. Exploring global reef health and human population using correlation and simple linear regression

    Exploring global reef health and human population using correlation and simple linear regression

    2021-05-10 18:55:56 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): David Sale | doi:10.25334/0FFY-1047

    In this lesson, students will explore the relationship between reef cover and human disturbance. Students will manipulate a large dataset and perform normality tests, data transformations, correlations, and a simple linear regression in R Studio.

  16. Assessing River Herring Migration Using Nonparametric Analysis

    Assessing River Herring Migration Using Nonparametric Analysis

    2021-05-09 18:42:33 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Timothy Owen | doi:10.25334/ACZ5-YE18

    In this lesson, users will play the role of a fisheries biologist by tackling a contemporary fisheries research problem by performing data normality tests, data transformations, nonparametric analysis, and data visualization in R Studio.

  17. Implementing Flexible Learning Projects to support authentic research experiences in Ecology (BIO 3317) at McDaniel College

    Implementing Flexible Learning Projects to support authentic research experiences in Ecology (BIO 3317) at McDaniel College

    2021-05-03 11:55:20 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Holly Martinson | doi:10.25334/ZJYW-FH15

    This adaptation highlights the utility of the Lichens in YOUR Local Landscape module for teaching field skills, quantitative analysis across scales, and for writing research papers.

  18. STEM Inclusive Teaching Practices Webinar Series: The Biocultural Labels Initiative

    STEM Inclusive Teaching Practices Webinar Series: The Biocultural Labels Initiative

    2021-05-03 11:40:09 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Jane Anderson, Maui Hudson | doi:10.25334/E6SC-PP18

    The Biocultural (BC) Labels initiative is focused on accurate provenance, transparency and integrity in research engagements with Indigenous communities. ...

  19. Free Math Games for Algebra, Pre-Algebra and Co-requisite Courses

    Free Math Games for Algebra, Pre-Algebra and Co-requisite Courses

    2021-05-02 17:30:41 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Kathleen Offenholley | doi:10.25334/5WV5-2N17

    These three games were created as part of grant #1501499 for the National Science Foundation. Games cover concepts in pre-algebra, algebra and precalculus, but can also be played just for fun!

  20. Climate Drivers of Phenology Across Scales (adapted during Project EDDIE FMN)

    Climate Drivers of Phenology Across Scales (adapted during Project EDDIE FMN)

    2021-04-30 18:48:28 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Courtney Campany | doi:10.25334/NN2P-ZK50

    This activity explores the question: how is bumblebee phenology affected by climate, and are patterns in the phenology of an organism better explained at smaller scales?