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Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Conservation
19 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Mary Heskel
Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) is based on deep understanding of systems from observations made over hundreds to thousands of years. This resource connects TEK to modern conservation...
(Online) Figure of the Week: Skills for Interpreting Comparative Genomics Figures
18 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Robert E Furrow
University of California, Davis
Students use their number sense to make observations and explain or guess at patterns shown, discussing in a weekly online Q&A forum.
COVID-19: Molecular Basis of Infection-ADAPTATION
17 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Didem Vardar-Ulu
This case was written in Spring 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. It focuses on understanding the structure and interaction of the SARS-Cov-2 viral spike protein that facilitates infection in...
Design of gRNA Target and Donor
16 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Laurel Lorenz
This adaptation is for an upper level molecular biology laboratory course. In this adaptation, students learn the content required to design a gRNA target sequence and single-strand donor template...
15 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Mallory Bliss1, Alexzandria Khan1, Nandni Verma1, Kasandra Jean-Louise Riley1
This case study leads students through the process of proposing a drug for a novel protein. The Mpro protease of SARS-CoV-2 is explored in detail within the PDB. Aligns with first semester...
Molecular Basis of Sickle Cell Disease
This multi part case on hemoglobin structure as it relates to oxygen binding and sickle cell disease focuses on utilizing bioinformatics and molecular visualization tools to learn about the sickle...
Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium: a swirl resource
14 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Abigail E. Cahill
Students will use swirl to understand Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium. The lesson starts with observed numbers of individuals for each genotype, and students will work through a number of steps to...
The Happy Blue Baby Hemoglobin
By Kasandra Jean-Louise Riley1, Shuchismita Dutta2
1. Rollins College 2. RCSB Protein Data Bank, Rutgers University
This case, about a specific mutant of hemoglobin, focuses on visualizing and understanding the molecular basis of why an infant turned blue soon after birth and how the cyanosis resolved.
COVID-19: On the way to a vaccine
13 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Nik Tsotakos
Penn State Harrisburg
This multi-part case study introduces the reader to the SARS-CoV-2 virus origins, the molecular basis of the infection, the development and severity of symptoms, and treatment.
How does increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide disrupt ecological systems? Results from FACE experiments across the globe.
12 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Courtney Campany
This module synthesizes key findings from forested CO2 enrichment experiments over the last 3 decades. Students should have a basic working knowledge of climate change, ecosystem nutrient cycles...
Understanding COVID-19 Biology to Design a Vaccine
By Keith Johnson1, Didem Vardar-Ulu2, Shuchismita Dutta3
1. Bradley University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 2. Boston University 3. RCSB Protein Data Bank, Rutgers University
This multi-part case study introduces the reader to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, replication, and treatment. Additional worksheets introduce students to bioinformatics tools of 3-D protein visualization...
Vertebrate Clade Race
11 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By David Baum1, Kristin Jenkins2
1. University of Wisconsin 2. BioQUEST
This activity introduces basic tree reading skills for evolutionary phylogenies. It is designed as a short group activity. After completing this activity, students should be familiar with basic...
Remote sensing data processing – NEON airborne data
10 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Yingying Xie
Concepts of remote sensing and data logistics, and NEON remote sensing data are introduced. Students learn how to apply spatial data processing and visualization skills using R coding program to...
Analyzing Nutrient Simulation Experiments with a one-way ANOVA
09 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Rebecca North
We discuss what tests are appropriate to analyze the data from nutrient simulation experiments. They will conduct one-way ANOVAs and a post hoc test using a dummy dataset and interpret the results.
Cleaning Biodiversity Data: Excel
By Debra Linton1, Molly Phillips2
1. Central Michigan University 2. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida
Access and clean an open source polar bear dataset using Excel.
Digital Atlas of Ancient Life | Exploring the Diversity and History of Fossil Life
08 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jonathan Hendricks
Paleontological Research Institution
The Digital Atlas project include field guides to fossils (including a mobile app), an online paleontology textbook, and a collection of over 500 virtual 3D models of fossil specimens.
Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Data Analysis - Draft (1)
02 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Mirayda Torres-Avila
University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Students will be able to analyze real data to review basic statistics. Students will be able to work as a group to determine the best way to present their data.
Too much of a good thing? Exploring nutrient pollution in streams using bioindicators
By J. Stephen Gosnell
Baruch College, City University of New York and PhD Program in Biology, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
Students use data on nitrogen and phosphorus levels in streams and macrobenthic insect biodiversity to consider issues of nutrient pollution and stream health while learning to filter, summarize,...
Landscape Indicators:Nutrients and Macroinvertebrates
31 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Stacy Cotey
Michigan Technological University
Modification of the Investigating Human Impacts on Stream Ecology Module to emphasize landscape indicators and incorporate inclusive practices.
Caribbean coral reef structure and biodiversity - Comparing boosted regression tree & multiple regression approaches
29 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Eric Womack
Virginia Commonwealth University
Creating and comparing boosted regression tree models to multiple regression models.