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  1. Performing a Population Viability Analysis from Data Students Collect on a Local Plant

    23 Sep 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/264During two lab periods, students collect demographic data on perennial plants and then use these data in a matrix model to perform population viability analyses. During the first lab,...

  2. Global Temperature Change in the 21st Century

    23 Sep 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/263The Ecological QuestionHow might global temperature change during the 21st century?  How might these changes vary geographically, seasonally, and depending upon future human...

  3. Exploring the Population Dynamics of Wintering Bald Eagles Through Long-Term Data

    23 Sep 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/265The Ecological QuestionHow does a bald eagle population change over time at a winter migratory stopover and which factors influence its abundance?This activity has two different aspects to...

  4. Changes in Lake Ice: Ecosystem Response to Global Change

    23 Sep 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/266Ecological QuestionIs there evidence for global warming in long term data on changes in dates of ice cover in three Wisconsin Lakes?This activity uses ice cover records from three lakes in...

  5. Investigating the Footprint of Climate Change on Phenology and Ecological Interactions in North-Central North America

    23 Sep 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/267The Ecological QuestionHave long-term temperatures changed throughout Ohio? How will these temperature changes impact plant and animal phenology, ecological interactions, and, as a result,...

  6. EvolSeq

    14 Sep 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/776This worksheet simulates the molecular evolution of DNA sequences. The program begins with a single (random) sequence, then follows that sequence through time as it...

  7. Luria-Delbruck

    14 Sep 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/777These two workbooks model the evolution of phage resistance in a bacterial population under two alternative hypotheses. Under the hypothesis of acquired immunity, mutation...

  8. Michaelis-Menten Enzyme Kinetics

    14 Sep 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/778In this simulation equations used in enzyme kinetics (Michaelis-Menten, Eadie-Hofstee, Dixon, and Lineweaver-Burk) are modeled under various conditions. The equations are...

  9. E. coli Citrate Use

    24 Aug 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/357Bacteria are excellent model organisms for studying evolution.  They are easy to grow, maintain, and handle under very controlled conditions.  Even more importantly for evolution...

  10. 3D FractaL-Tree

    24 Aug 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/775Artistid Lindemayer (1975, 1989, 1990) invented a mathematics based on graph grammar rewriting systems to describe iteratively branching structures; these were named in...

  11. Ferns are Everywhere

    24 Aug 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/753Using spatial fern population data in hypothesis testing

  12. Environmental Justice and Fresh Water

    24 Aug 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/276This module enables students to identify the freshwater components of the hydrologic cycle and connect them to the basic need of all human beings for equal access to clean freshwater. 

  13. Interactions Between Water, Earth's Surface, and Human Activity

    24 Aug 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/288This module focuses on water and its importance to humans using Google Earth images of stream profiles in different climates, and with real river flooding data sets.  

  14. Climate of Change: Interactions and Feedbacks between Water, Air and Ice

    24 Aug 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/289In this module students explore short-term climate variability resulting from atmosphere-ocean-ice interactions.

  15. Natural Hazards and Risks

    24 Aug 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: http://qubeshub.org/publications/290This module explores how hurricanes connect the ocean-atmosphere-terrestrial systems and society by having students evaluate how hurricane hazards and risks have changed with coastal development.

  16. A Growing Concern: Sustaining Soil Resources through Local Decision Making

    24 Aug 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/291This module addresses agricultural productivity by providing students with the opportunity to examine the differences between intensively managed agricultural landscapes (e.g. grazelands,...

  17. Monkey Opsins

    20 Aug 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/356Humans have trichromatic vision. Our eyes detect colors in the visible range of the spectrum using three different cone cell types, each maximally stimulated by a different wavelength of...

  18. Map Your Hazards

    20 Aug 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: http://qubeshub.org/publications/292This interdisciplinary module allows students to understand societal impacts that result from natural hazards and gain insight into how our knowledge and perspectives of the world shape how we...

  19. Teaching Exponential and Logistic Growth in a Variety of Classroom and Laboratory Settings

    03 Aug 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/268Ecology and conservation biology contain numerous examples of populations growing without bounds or shrinking towards extinction. For these populations, the change in the number of...

  20. List of models in which observed patterns are Important

    02 Aug 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/876Supplemental material for Chapter 18 of Agent-Based and Individual-Based Modeling: A practical introduction by Railsback and Grimm (2012).   This is a list of...