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  1. NMDS to Study Dead Wood Fungi Communities in Parks of New Jersey

    NMDS to Study Dead Wood Fungi Communities in Parks of New Jersey

    2019-07-30 05:18:41 | Contributor(s): Maria Shumskaya, Christopher Zambell | doi:10.25334/A2ME-QH70

    Students use dead wood (saproxylic) fungi occurrence data from New Jersey, USA collected by students and faculty of Kean University to learn the basics of community ecology. Simple NMDS ordination and Jaccard index is performed using R.

  2. Making Universal Design for Learning Accessible to Faculty

    Making Universal Design for Learning Accessible to Faculty

    2019-07-30 00:01:26 | Contributor(s): Andrew Osborne Hasley, Hayley Orndorf | doi:10.25334/4B5H-AV85

    Presentation on Universal Design for Learning at the 2019 BioQUEST & QUBES Summer Workshop

  3. Prioritizing your Data Science Curriculum

    Prioritizing your Data Science Curriculum

    2019-07-29 19:07:21 | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Sondra Marie LoRe | doi:10.25334/3HWQ-3024

    This is the summary powerpoint of the Monday session at the BioQUEST / QUBES 2019 Summer Workshop including the description of the student data project on height change overnight.

  4. Build-a-Phage Lab Manual

    Build-a-Phage Lab Manual

    2019-07-25 16:35:55 | Contributor(s): Lisa Scheifele, Eric Cooper, Robert Newman | doi:10.25334/8VBB-4A95

    This is a lab manual for phage genome synthesis that includes both Building Block synthesis and Semi-synthetic assembly.

  5. Mathematical Modeling via Multiple Representations

    Mathematical Modeling via Multiple Representations

    2019-07-25 13:32:20 | Contributor(s): Glenn Ledder, Carrie Diaz Eaton | doi:10.25334/TXS2-YN46

    This is a presentation delivered by Glenn Ledder and Carrie Diaz Eaton at the SMB Annual Meeting in Montreal July, 2019. It describes how to implement the Rule-of-Five framework, published in PRIMUS.

  6. Malawian Aquaculture Pond Ecosystem Challenge

    Malawian Aquaculture Pond Ecosystem Challenge

    2019-07-25 02:50:16 | Contributor(s): Jessica Coyle | doi:10.25334/N0VP-BZ73

    This case study challenges students to design a pond that will provide supplemental food security to a rural Malawian village. In the process they apply concepts of primary and secondary production, trophic efficiency, trophic levels and sustainability.

  7. Mosquito Invasion! A Lotka-Volterra Competition Case Study

    Mosquito Invasion! A Lotka-Volterra Competition Case Study

    2019-07-24 04:08:27 | Contributor(s): Jessica Coyle | doi:10.25334/TDNG-5F74

    In this instructor-led interrupted case study, students practice interpreting Lotka-Volterra competition model parameters using data on an invasive and native mosquito species.

  8. Faculty Mentoring Networks for Botany Faculty Professional Development

    Faculty Mentoring Networks for Botany Faculty Professional Development

    2019-07-23 18:50:22 | Contributor(s): J. Phil Gibson | doi:10.25334/2PE5-ZD40

    Poster presented at the 2019 Botanical Society of America conference.

  9. Facilitating the implementation and adaptation of data-centric teaching resources by closing gaps in the Open Education Resource (OER) lifecycle

    Facilitating the implementation and adaptation of data-centric teaching resources by closing gaps in the Open Education Resource (OER) lifecycle

    2019-07-19 03:00:30 | Contributor(s): Kaitlin Bonner, Arietta Fleming-Davies, Kristine Grayson, Ben Wu, Raisa Hernández-Pacheco | doi:10.25334/MDQ6-HA47

    Presentation on data-centric open educational resources given at the 2019 UBER-GRC

  10. DIGging Into Data and getting the credit

    DIGging Into Data and getting the credit

    2019-07-19 02:12:06 | Contributor(s): Kaitlin Bonner, Arietta Fleming-Davies, Kristine Grayson, Ben Wu, Raisa Hernández-Pacheco | doi:10.25334/E04E-K962

    Presentation on using and adapting OER data-centric resources

  11. Faculty Mentoring Networks: Community Professional Development for the Digital Age

    Faculty Mentoring Networks: Community Professional Development for the Digital Age

    2019-07-17 20:03:17 | Contributor(s): Deborah Rook, Sam S Donovan, Carrie Diaz Eaton, Kristin Jenkins, Drew LaMar, Jeremy M Wojdak, Nicole Chodkowski, Elia Crisucci, Adam Fagen, Gabriela Hamerlinck, Elizabeth Hamman, Hayley Orndorf | doi:10.25334/EEEZ-R150

    Poster for BioQUEST Summer Workshop 2019 What is an FMN? What is it like to be in one? What are the benefits?

  12. Aquatic Nutrient Levels and Climate Change

    Aquatic Nutrient Levels and Climate Change

    2019-07-16 19:14:43 | Contributor(s): Elli Bosch, Kaycee Faunce, Amanda Thompson | doi:10.25334/GJNM-4D57

    This learning module was designed to introduce students to the aquatic nutrients nitrogen and phosphorus, their roles in ecosystem function and nutrient pollution, and what impacts climate change might have on their presence and effects in aquatic systems

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

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

    2019-07-13 18:23:55 | Contributor(s): Kaitlin Bonner | doi:10.25334/D87T-FS18

    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 using the R-Shiny App, Serenity.

  14. Striped Bass: A Regulatory Success Story

    Striped Bass: A Regulatory Success Story

    2019-07-12 17:10:59 | Contributor(s): J. Alexander McCrickard, Angela Hanretty, Amanda Thompson | doi:10.25334/TNDC-QR40

    This module examines the Maryland striped bass moratorium (1985-1989) as a fisheries management success story. Maryland DNR striped bass young of the year data is utilized for least squares linear regression analysis.

  15. Quantifying The Drivers and Impacts of Natural Disturbance Events – The 2013 Colorado Floods

    Quantifying The Drivers and Impacts of Natural Disturbance Events – The 2013 Colorado Floods

    2019-07-12 16:50:31 | Contributor(s): Heather Susanne Zimbler-DeLorenzo | doi:10.25334/XYXD-PC51

    This lesson focuses on ways that scientists identify and use data to understand ecological disturbance events using data from five public datasets. The main lesson focused on interpretation of figures, while optional coding extensions teach R skills.

  16. National Ecological Observatory Network: A Data Source For Your Classroom

    National Ecological Observatory Network: A Data Source For Your Classroom

    2019-07-11 22:36:50 | Contributor(s): Megan A. Jones | doi:10.25334/ANZ7-5T53

    Poster on NEON resources for use in research and education presented at the 2019 BioQUEST & QUBES Summer Workshop.

  17. A “Rule-of-Five” Framework for Models and Modeling

    A “Rule-of-Five” Framework for Models and Modeling

    2019-07-11 15:47:44 | Contributor(s): Carrie Diaz Eaton, Hannah Callender Highlander, Kam Dahlquist, Glenn Ledder, Drew LaMar, Richard Schugart | doi:10.25334/A2VM-PD69

    In this paper, we extend the “Rule-of-Four,” initially used in calculus reform efforts, to a “Rule-of-Five” framework for models and modeling that is inclusive of varying disciplinary definitions of each.

  18. Regulación de expresión génica y adipogénesis por PPAR-γ

    Regulación de expresión génica y adipogénesis por PPAR-γ

    2019-07-09 17:44:41 | Contributor(s): Juan Sebastián Ramírez-Lugo | doi:10.25334/03PM-A039

    En ésta actividad de dibujo / coloreado los estudiantes aprenderán sobre los diferentes componentes involucrados en la regulación de la activación de PPAR-γ, un factor de transcripción que juega un papel importante en el metabolismo del tejido adiposo.

  19. Cells of the Immune System

    Cells of the Immune System

    2019-07-02 03:50:54 | Contributor(s): HHMI BioInteractive | doi:10.25334/VF0B-CE21

    This tutorial provides an overview of the immune system, concentrating on the roles played by B and T lymphocytes, and on the antigen-presentation system.

  20. Targeting Infected Cells for Immune Defense

    Targeting Infected Cells for Immune Defense

    2019-07-02 03:34:39 | Contributor(s): HHMI BioInteractive | doi:10.25334/690H-9K80

    This animation shows how a cell infected by a virus signals cytotoxic T cells to destroy itself.