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  1. Introduction to Data Management and Metadata using NEON aquatic macroinvertebrate data

    Introduction to Data Management and Metadata using NEON aquatic macroinvertebrate data

    2019-09-30 14:46:25 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Kaitlin Stack Whitney | doi:10.25334/SJX1-F373

    This lesson focuses on understanding metadata, the data about the data, using aquatic macroinvertebrate abundance and species information from a variety of NEON sampling locations.

  2. REMNet Tutorial, R Part 5: Normalizing Microbiome Data in R 5.2.19

    REMNet Tutorial, R Part 5: Normalizing Microbiome Data in R 5.2.19

    2019-08-28 17:54:52 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Jessica Joyner | doi:10.25334/M13H-XT81

    Video on normalizing microbiome data from the Research Experiences in Microbiomes Network

  3. REMNet Tutorial, R Part 4: Creating Taxa Plots in R 5.2.19

    REMNet Tutorial, R Part 4: Creating Taxa Plots in R 5.2.19

    2019-08-28 17:51:38 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Jessica Joyner | doi:10.25334/X2ZY-P855

    Video on making taxa bar plots in R from the Research Experiences in Microbiomes Network

  4. Using Synthetic Biology to Teach Data Science

    Using Synthetic Biology to Teach Data Science

    2019-08-05 16:09:12 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Margaret S Saha, Beteel Abu-Ageel, Sanjana Challa, Xiangyi Fang, Chai Hibbert, Anna Isler, Elias Nafziger, Adam Oliver, Hanqiu Peng, Julia Urban, Vivian Zhu | doi:10.25334/B01R-P620

    Poster and supplemental materials on using synthetic biology to introduce students to meaningful data mining, analysis, and application to engineering novel biological constructs.

  5. 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 | Teaching Materials | 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.

  6. Malawian Aquaculture Pond Ecosystem Challenge

    Malawian Aquaculture Pond Ecosystem Challenge

    2019-07-25 02:50:16 | Teaching Materials | 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 | Teaching Materials | 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. 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 | Teaching Materials | 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.

  9. Does Organelle Shape Matter? Exploring Cell Shape through the Allen Cell Explorer and High-content Microscopy Datasets

    Does Organelle Shape Matter? Exploring Cell Shape through the Allen Cell Explorer and High-content Microscopy Datasets

    2019-06-12 18:36:07 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Carlos Christopher Goller, Kaitlyn Casimo | doi:10.25334/Q4RB3R

    The morphology and localization of structures inside the cell are often assumed to fit the ideal images found in biology textbooks. This interrupted case study using high-throughput microscopy data from the Allen Institute addresses this...

  10. Mars Colony

    Mars Colony

    2019-06-11 18:02:00 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): James Burton Deemy | doi:10.25334/Q4W462

    In this exercise students work in groups to design an agroecosystem to feed a Mars Colony while accounting for space and energy transfer limitations.

  11. Island Frogs

    Island Frogs

    2019-06-11 17:09:07 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): James Burton Deemy | doi:10.25334/Q40T8N

    This is an exercise in island biogeography that allows students to reconstruct splits in the evolutionary history of several hypothetical frog species.

  12. A Fun Introductory Command Line Exercise: Next Generation Sequencing Quality Analysis with Emoji!

    A Fun Introductory Command Line Exercise: Next Generation Sequencing Quality Analysis with Emoji!

    2019-06-07 20:09:22 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Rachael St. Jacques, Max Maza, Sabrina Robertson, Guoqing Lu, Andrew Lonsdale, Ray A Enke | doi:10.25334/Q4D172

    This resource is a fun computer-based intro to command line programming. The activity takes FASTQ NGS data files and runs a fun program called FASTQE.

  13. Exploring how climate will impact plant-insect distributions and interactions using open data and informatics

    Exploring how climate will impact plant-insect distributions and interactions using open data and informatics

    2019-06-06 19:44:39 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Wendy Clement, Kathleen Prudic, Jeffrey Oliver | doi:10.25334/Q41T9B

    This teaching module provides an entry point for students to learn about data science, open data repositories (e.g., citizen science data), and species distribution modeling to study the effects of climate change on butterfly-host plant interactions.

  14. Figure of the Day - Teaching Notes - Boersma

    Figure of the Day - Teaching Notes - Boersma

    2019-06-01 23:03:59 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Kate S Boersma | doi:10.25334/Q48F3F

    Teaching notes from my application of Figure of the Day in my BIOL305 Ecology lecture course for biology majors.

  15. Introduction to Growth Mindset - Teaching Notes - Boersma

    Introduction to Growth Mindset - Teaching Notes - Boersma

    2019-06-01 22:52:23 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Kate S Boersma | doi:10.25334/Q4HX8B

    Teaching notes from my use of BIOMAAP Growth Mindset teaching materials in my 300 level Ecology class for majors.

  16. Modification of "Exploring the population dynamics of wintering bald eagles through long-term data" module

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

    2019-05-30 19:43:52 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Kaitlin Stack Whitney | doi:10.25334/Q4RF2D

    This module is a modification of the Beckstead et al. module in TIEE Volume 7. It includes a meta-cognition based model and self reflection, no statistics, and is organized to be done in 1-2 lab/in-class periods (no advance reading, no homework).

  17. Processes that Regulate Patterns of Species and Genetic Diversity

    Processes that Regulate Patterns of Species and Genetic Diversity

    2019-05-29 18:31:40 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Jillian K. Decker | doi:10.25334/Q47M94

    This activity was developed for an undergraduate upper level ecology course for Environmental or Biological Science majors. Classes of ~20 students work best for the activity.

  18. Bioinformatics: Investigating Sequence Similarity - A Plant Biology Approach

    Bioinformatics: Investigating Sequence Similarity - A Plant Biology Approach

    2019-05-29 18:10:28 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Ami Erickson | doi:10.25334/Q4H458

    This laboratory module is a modification of the original published on CourseSource with a focus on plant biology. In the final activity, students conduct a BLAST to compare histone protein sequences between Arabidopsis, moss and yeast.

  19. Exam Reflective Writing Activities (4 different prompts)

    Exam Reflective Writing Activities (4 different prompts)

    2019-05-28 21:42:48 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Polly Parks | doi:10.25334/Q4SN01

    This is an extended version of Reflective Writing activities to use before 4 different exams.

  20. 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.