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  1. Investigating human impacts on Southeastern US stream ecology using R

    01 Jan 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Alicia Caughman1, Emily Weigel1

    Georgia Institute of Technology

    Adaptation of the "Investigating human impacts on stream ecology: Scaling up from Local to National with a focus on the Southeast" specifically to focus on self-paced R code instruction

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/2220/?v=1

  2. Yeti or not: Do they exist?

    31 Dec 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Keith Johnson1, Adam Kleinschmit2, Jill Rulfs3, William (Bill) Morgan4

    1. Bradley University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 2. University of Dubuque 3. Worcester Polytechnic Institute 4. The College of Wooster

    Through this 4-part bioinformatics case study, students will be led through the forensic analysis of putative Yeti artifacts based on published findings.

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/1832/?v=3

  3. Investigating Evidence for Climate Change (Project EDDIE) with CO2 and 13CO2 data: adapted for R

    23 Dec 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Marguerite Mauritz

    University of Texas at El Paso

    This is an adaptation to work in R of Investigating Evidence for Climate Change (Project) by Hage, M. 2020. Students will investigate geologic and modern evidence for global temperature and...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/2214/?v=1

  4. Is bigger always better? An investigation on the effect of drought on different sizes of trees

    11 Dec 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Jessica Brzyski

    Seton Hill University

    This data set was compiled from worldwide data to examine the effects of drought on trees. Included in the dataset are measurements of growth and mortality as they relate to the size category of...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/2189/?v=1

  5. Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Natural History

    01 Dec 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Anna Monfils1, Debra Linton1

    Central Michigan University

    In this module, students will explore Western Science and Traditional Ecological Knowledge and review a case study of how the TEK of the Inuit people provided a way of knowing and understanding the...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/2150/?v=1

  6. Mammal Bones & Homologies

    17 Nov 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Jessica Light

    Texas A&M University

    Short activity for a laboratory covering mammal skulls, teeth, bones, dichotomous keys, and homologies (using Blackburn lab Sketchfab). Included in the package is a document for teaching...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/2124/?v=1

  7. Case Study — World records as measures of senescence or randomness

    12 Nov 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Carrie Diaz Eaton1, Carl Bergstrom2, Jevin West2

    1. Bates College and QUBES 2. University of Washington

    This is a project meant to accompany the Case Study that Carl Bergstrom, which uses R to explore whether declining track and field world record performance could be an artifact of sample size (less...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/2125/?v=1

  8. Case Study - Storks vs Babies

    11 Nov 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Carrie Diaz Eaton

    Bates College and QUBES

    This is a R project based on the Robert Matthews paper Storks vs Babies. The idea is to replicate the results of the paper, learn a bit about R for linear fits and graphing and explore correlation...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/2123/?v=1

  9. Basic Statistics

    07 Oct 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Emily Weigel1, Alycia Lackey2

    1. Georgia Institute of Technology 2. Binghamton University

    The students will practice identifying the appropriate basic statistical tests when given a scenario and learn how to run and interpret those statistical tests in R.

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/1744/?v=2

  10. MiniWorkshop Follow-Up October 2, 2020

    03 Oct 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Gaurav Arora1, Vinayak Mathur2

    1. Gallaudet University 2. Cabrini University

    A follow up to our mini workshop of August 14, 2020. Further information about the python pipeline for HGT and the new cytoscape lesson.

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/2113/?v=1

  11. Attract or Defend? Secondary Compounds among tissues in two species of Lupine (Fabaceae)

    27 Sep 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Rebecca Penny Humphrey

    This plant-biology data analysis module compares concentrations of defensive alkaloid compounds among tissue types in two species of the flowering-plant Lupine (Fabaceae). Students practice with...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/2107/?v=1

  12. Examining the Physiology Behind the Symptoms of Lactose Intolerance

    28 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Melissa Haswell

    Davenport University

    This is a set of extension questions for the HHMI short film The Making of the Fittest: Got Lactase? The Co-evolution of Genes Video Activity.

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/2087/?v=1

  13. Plants We Eat: Learning Form and Function from Fruits and Vegetables

    10 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Katie Pearson

    Cal Poly State University

    This high school or undergraduate lab consists of four activities that guide students through learning about plant parts from the fruits and vegetables with which they are already familiar....

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/2057/?v=1

  14. Lesson VII - Synteny

    05 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Gaurav Arora1, Anne Rosenwald2, Vinayak Mathur3

    1. Gallaudet University 2. Georgetown University 3. Cabrini University

    The lesson teaches about synteny or the order of genes along a chromosome, which is useful for looking at orthologous genes between two species or strains.

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/1414/?v=3

  15. Lesson III - Annotation

    05 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Anne Rosenwald1, Gaurav Arora2, Vinayak Mathur3

    1. Georgetown University 2. Gallaudet University 3. Cabrini University

    Genome Solver began as a way to teach undergraduate faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics; no coding or scripting is required. Lesson III introduces Annotation, or assigning meaning to all...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/856/?v=3

  16. Conservation and ethics of using synthetic genetics

    03 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Fran Sandmeier

    This contains teaching material - powerpoints and handouts that can be adapted for lectures and/or discussion groups.

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/2026/?v=1

  17. Graphing an Epidemic: West Africa Ebola Epidemic

    28 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Lois Bartsch

    Metropolitan Community College

    In this activity, students will explore how the Ebola virus outbreak occurred in West Africa through graphing prevalence, incidence and mortality data from the three major countries that were...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/2013/?v=1

  18. Introduction to nucleotide sequence analysis and protein modeling in MEGA and PyMol using coronavirus SARS-CoV-2

    18 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Maria Shumskaya1, Nicholas Lorusso2

    1. Kean University 2. Kean Univeristy

    Introduction into computational approaches in phylogeny and protein modeling based on coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (caused COVID-19 pandemic). Two self-guided tutorials for standard lab classes of 2.5...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/1796/?v=2

  19. Climate-Induced Shifts in California Butterflies

    17 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Jessica Coyle

    A module in which students generate and test hypotheses about butterfly species’ response to climate change in the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada Mountains of northern California using publicly...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/1884/?v=1

  20. Cleaning Biodiversity Data: A Botanical Example Using Excel or RStudio

    16 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Michelle Gaynor

    University of Florida

    Access and clean an open source herbarium dataset using Excel or RStudio.

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/1964/?v=1