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  1. Plant Defenses and Bioprospecting Mini-case Study

    Plant Defenses and Bioprospecting Mini-case Study

    2019-05-27 18:40:30 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): John Anthony Barone | doi:10.25334/Q4PT7G

    This narrative mini-case study for use in undergraduate ecology courses reviews plant defense theory within the context of bioprospecting. Students learn about factors affecting plant defenses and how to search for bioactive compounds.

  2. Competition under the Sea: Exploring the competitive interaction between native and non-native seagrasses in the Caribbean

    Competition under the Sea: Exploring the competitive interaction between native and non-native seagrasses in the Caribbean

    2019-05-27 01:55:45 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Demian Alexander Willette | doi:10.25334/Q4TM9D

    A mini-case study that uses real-world data to explore the competitive interaction among seagrasses.

  3. The tale of two fish: A case study on vicariance and allopatric speciation

    The tale of two fish: A case study on vicariance and allopatric speciation

    2019-05-27 01:46:18 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Demian Alexander Willette | doi:10.25334/Q4ZB3M

    This mini-case study guides students through multiple lines of evidence that suggests the most likely sister species to the lake species Sardinella tawilis, the sister species being the marine fish Sardinella hualiensis.

  4. Climate Diagrams Mini-Case Study for Ecology

    Climate Diagrams Mini-Case Study for Ecology

    2019-05-27 00:53:23 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): John Anthony Barone | doi:10.25334/Q43178

    This mini-case study provides undergraduate ecology students with experience in how to read climate diagrams and how to put them together. The activity includes a discussion of actual and potential evapotranspiration.

  5. Avida-ED Lab Book

    Avida-ED Lab Book

    2019-05-24 16:32:54 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Robert T Pennock, Louise Mead, Wendy Johnson, Amy Lark, Jim Smith, Cory Kohn | doi:10.25334/Q4CJ1N

    Avida-ED activities, modified for the Argentina 2019 Avida-ED Workshop, presented at the 2019 BioQUEST & QUBES Summer Workshop

  6. Movement: Nature's Flying Machines

    Movement: Nature's Flying Machines

    2019-05-23 22:47:15 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Blake Cahill, Anna Monfils, Debra Linton | doi:10.25334/Q4P165

    In this lab, you will explore the physics of flight, the adaptations that make powered flight possible, and the evolution of powered flight in vertebrates and invertebrates.

  7. Investigating Human Impacts on Hawaiian Fishpond Ecology

    Investigating Human Impacts on Hawaiian Fishpond Ecology

    2019-05-22 22:41:55 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Michelle Phillips | doi:10.25334/Q4TQ82

    Examining water quality (including fertilizer residue, nutrients, soil erosion, and invasive plants) on a Hawaiian fishpond ecosystem.

  8. Investigating the Ecology of Mosquitoes and Birds in Hawaii

    Investigating the Ecology of Mosquitoes and Birds in Hawaii

    2019-05-22 22:33:20 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Michelle Phillips | doi:10.25334/Q4ZF28

    Examining biotic and abiotic environmental factors explain the historic, present, and future prevalence and range of avian malaria in Hawaii. The activity also asks how this affects local endangered bird populations.

  9. AVIDA exercise on the role of mutation in evolution

    AVIDA exercise on the role of mutation in evolution

    2019-05-21 20:00:44 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): William Beachly | doi:10.25334/Q46X75

    A tested exercise at the college freshmen level using AVIDA-Ed to generate and test a hypothesis about the relationship between mutation rate and the probability of evolving a useful function in which students pool and analyze data from their simulations.

  10. Intro to BIOMAAP - Student Math Anxiety Overview

    Intro to BIOMAAP - Student Math Anxiety Overview

    2019-05-21 19:59:11 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Paige F.B. Ferguson | doi:10.25334/Q4BQ8Q

    This presentation is intended as a stand alone 45 minutes-1 hour presentation to give students general information on math anxiety and a few strategies to try on their own.

  11. Exploring the population dynamics of wintering bald eagles through long-term data

    Exploring the population dynamics of wintering bald eagles through long-term data

    2019-05-21 17:58:26 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Valerie Greene | doi:10.25334/Q4H74X

    pptx presentation & partially filled out student proposal worksheet

  12. The Effect of Climate Change on Butterfly Phenology

    The Effect of Climate Change on Butterfly Phenology

    2019-05-21 17:47:07 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Valerie Greene | doi:10.25334/Q4JF2J

    In this module, students explore changes in butterfly phenology through the use of natural history collections data. The resource I have modified is a pptx presentation to introduce the background and an updated student pre-lab assignment.

  13. Exploring the population dynamics of wintering bald eagles through long-term data using R

    Exploring the population dynamics of wintering bald eagles through long-term data using R

    2019-05-21 17:10:53 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Kristen Kaczynski | doi:10.25334/Q4GF2X

    The purpose of this modification was to take the analyses that were done in Excel and have the students perform them using R. Students were not given any R code for this activity, as R code was provided throughout the semester.

  14. Interdisciplinary biology education: a holistic approach to an intractable problem

    Interdisciplinary biology education: a holistic approach to an intractable problem

    2019-05-21 14:13:17 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Kristin Jenkins | doi:10.25334/Q4M74V

    Presentation on interdisciplinary biology education at the 2019 Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference

  15. NIBLSE Incubators: A community-based model for the development of bioinformatics learning resources

    NIBLSE Incubators: A community-based model for the development of bioinformatics learning resources

    2019-05-21 14:02:52 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Michael Sierk, Sam S Donovan, Bill Morgan, Hayley Orndorf, Mark A. Pauley, Sabrina Robertson, Elizabeth F Ryder, William Tapprich | doi:10.25334/Q4QX7T

    Presentation on NIBLSE incubators at the 2019 Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference

  16. Investigating human impacts on local Hawaiian stream ecology

    Investigating human impacts on local Hawaiian stream ecology

    2019-05-20 19:37:34 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): pamela scheffler | doi:10.25334/Q4VQ9R

    Students learn about stream ecology on the island of Hawaii using data available through USGS and University of Hawaii websites and develop an understanding for potential stream changes due to predicted climate change.

  17. Examining human impacts on tusk evolution in elephants using authentic research data

    Examining human impacts on tusk evolution in elephants using authentic research data

    2019-05-17 14:49:56 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Kaitlin Bonner | doi:10.25334/Q4475W

    In this activity students explore and analyze real, authentic research data paired with HHMI’s “Selection for Tuskless Elephants” video in a hands-on investigation of human impacts on elephant evolution.

  18. Sequence Similarity Resource Adaptation: Exploring Ebola Virus

    Sequence Similarity Resource Adaptation: Exploring Ebola Virus

    2019-05-16 20:29:12 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): William Tapprich | doi:10.25334/Q47X63

    This adaptation of the sequence similarity resource provides biology students with a basic set of bioinformatics concepts and tools. These concepts and tools are used to explore relationships between Ebola virus strains.

  19. How Many More Thymes & Herbivore Defense

    How Many More Thymes & Herbivore Defense

    2019-05-15 16:07:10 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Sheryl Konrad, Angela Dassow | doi:10.25334/Q4FN0X

    Adaptations to the How Many More Thymes? case study featuring terpene-based herbivore defense and pollinator attraction in Nicotiana plants.

  20. Working with Datasets in R swirl

    Working with Datasets in R swirl

    2019-05-15 15:14:22 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Caitlin Hicks Pries | doi:10.25334/Q4KF2V

    The goal of this lesson is to learn how to import datasets into R, understand variable types, make adjustments to variables, perform basic calculations, and begin data visualization. The exercise uses an over 100 year time series of climate data.