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  1. 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 | Teaching Materials | 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Intro to BIOMAAP - Student Math Anxiety Overview - Teaching Notes - Boersma

    Intro to BIOMAAP - Student Math Anxiety Overview - Teaching Notes - Boersma

    2019-06-01 22:59:26 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Kate S Boersma | doi:10.25334/Q4D740

    Teaching notes from my application of the BIOMAAP math anxiety materials in my BIOL305 Ecology course for biology majors.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Quantifying and Visualizing Campus Tree Phenology

    Quantifying and Visualizing Campus Tree Phenology

    2019-04-18 17:59:23 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Nate Emery, Caleb Trujillo, Andrew Jarosz, Tammy M Long

    This lesson, published on CourseSource, enables collaborative teams to collect, quantify, and analyze observable seasonal changes in nature.

  8. Diversity Indices: Shannon's H and E

    Diversity Indices: Shannon's H and E

    2019-02-15 07:18:52 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q4844Q

    This module introduces Shannon's diversity index in the context of understanding how to mathematically measure the species diversity in a community. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  9. Diversity Indices: Simpson's D and E

    Diversity Indices: Simpson's D and E

    2019-02-15 07:18:48 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q4CX5Z

    This module introduces Simpson's diversity index in the context of understanding how to mathematically measure the species diversity in a community. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  10. Estimating Tree Heights: Right Triangle Trigonometry

    Estimating Tree Heights: Right Triangle Trigonometry

    2019-02-15 07:18:32 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q4S430

    This module introduces basic trigonometry calculations in the context of understanding tree height calculations. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  11. Interspecific Competition: the Lotka-Volterra Model

    Interspecific Competition: the Lotka-Volterra Model

    2019-02-15 07:18:14 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q4943N

    This module introduces the Lotka-Volterra Model in the context of understanding interspecific competition. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  12. Optimal Foraging Theory

    Optimal Foraging Theory

    2019-02-15 07:16:51 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q4ZT7Z

    This module introduces the optimal foraging strategy in the context of understanding competition and coexistence among species. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  13. Predator-Prey Dynamics: the Lotka-Volterra Model

    Predator-Prey Dynamics: the Lotka-Volterra Model

    2019-02-15 07:16:19 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q4W15N

    This module introduces the Lotka-Volterra model in the context of understanding how predator and prey interact. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  14. Species-Area Relationships

    Species-Area Relationships

    2019-02-15 07:16:05 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q48B21

    This module introduces species-area curves in the context of understanding spatial diversity patterns. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  15. Type I Functional Response

    Type I Functional Response

    2019-02-15 07:15:11 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q45J0D

    This module introduces the type I functional response in the context of understanding the relationship between an individual's rate of consumption and food density. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  16. Type II Functional Response: Holling’s Disk Equation

    Type II Functional Response: Holling’s Disk Equation

    2019-02-15 07:15:03 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q49B2B

    This module introduces the Holling’s disk equation in the context of understanding the relationship between an individual's rate of consumption and food density. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  17. Cohort Life Tables

    Cohort Life Tables

    2019-02-12 15:14:20 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q4QJ0C

    This module introduces cohort life tables in the context of understanding demographic processes and how they affect populations. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  18. Avian Censys Analysis

    Avian Censys Analysis

    2019-01-23 21:59:44 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Darcy Taniguchi | doi:10.25334/Q4H44W

    This Swirl course uses ecological data of bird counts and habitat variables to estimate inter-observer variability and the relationship of birds with habitat variables.

  19. An Introduction to the R Programming Environment

    An Introduction to the R Programming Environment

    2019-01-04 17:25:48 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): K. A. Garrett, P. D. Esker, A. H. Sparks | doi:10.25334/Q4KB1F

    An online module introducing students and biologists to R, published in American Phytopathological Society

  20. Seed Dispersal in Tropical Forests: Learning How Plants Move Around

    Seed Dispersal in Tropical Forests: Learning How Plants Move Around

    2018-12-20 19:41:57 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Sunshine Liberty Brosi | doi:10.25334/Q4B43Z

    This module focuses on the dispersal of seeds from trees in fragmented tropical forests. Students use data from published studies to understand patterns of seed dispersal and apply these ideas to the design of a conservation area.