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  1. Leaf litter and soil invertebrates

    05 Dec 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Tanya Matlaga1, Emily Mausteller2

    1. Susquehanna University 2. Marshall University

    The diversity of invertebrates occupying the leaf litter and organic layer of soil can be quantified to examine abiotic and biotic questions. This lab can be used as a starting point for a...

    https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/937/?v=1

  2. Developing quantitative skills for ecological data: the effects of climate warming on phenological variation and species interactions

    21 Nov 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Jill Hamilton1, Zachary Tarble1

    North Dakota State University

    Students combine long-term observational data sets and experimental warming in an alpine meadow in Gothic, CO to test, evaluate, and interpret ecological data focusing on phenological variation and...

    https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/935/?v=1

  3. Joel E. Greengiant Learns About Peas: From Nucleotides to Selection

    23 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Merle Heidemann1, Peter J.T. White1, Jim Smith1

    Michigan State University

    This case study follows purveyors of peas, Joel E. and Jolene Greengiant, as they learn about the origin, biochemistry, genetics and eventual artificial selection of sweet (wrinkled) peas, all in...

    https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/845/?v=1

  4. The Evolution of Color Vision in Monkeys: From Nucleotides to Ecology

    23 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Merle Heidemann1, Peter J.T. White1, Jim Smith1

    Michigan State University

    This case study examines the evolution color vision in Old World and New World monkeys from multiple biological perspectives.

    https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/843/?v=1

  5. Islands as a Tool for Teaching Ecology and Evolution

    05 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Joseph Cook1, Yadeeh Sawyer1, Kayce Bell1, Libby Beckman1

    University of New Mexico

    Module for Ecology & Evolution course covering island biogeography principles, The scientific process and hypothesis testing, statistical methods (t-tests, regression), and online database use...

    https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/802/?v=1

  6. Sample NetLogo Code of Bacterial Growth

    01 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Anne Elizabeth Yust

    The New School

    Each NetLogo file is a sequential version of the final bacterial growth model produced in the Bacterial Growth Tutorial. These are to be used as checks to one's understanding alongside the tutorial.

    https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/800/?v=1

  7. Pokemon Go and Ecology

    12 Sep 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Elizabeth C Davis-Berg1, Joshua Drew2, Stephanie Sardelis

    1. Columbia College Chicago 2. Columbia College

    These are resources associated with using Pokemon Go to teach concepts in Ecology.

    https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/787/?v=1

  8. Phenotypic plasticity and predation

    24 Aug 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Jeremy M Wojdak1, Justin Touchon2

    1. Radford University 2. Vassar College

    Students predict changes to tadpole morphology and coloration after considering characteristics of the predator species and the prey themselves then test their own hypotheses (typically with...

    https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/545/?v=1

  9. Leaf cutter ant foraging

    24 Aug 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Jeremy M Wojdak1, Justin Touchon2, Myra Hughey2

    1. Radford University 2. Vassar College

    This module introduces students to leaf-cutter ants in the rainforests of Panama. Students derive their own research hypotheses regarding ant foraging or allometric scaling relationships.

    https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/542/?v=1

  10. Dendroclimatology

    24 Aug 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Jeremy M Wojdak1, R. S. Maxwell1

    Radford University

    Dendroclimatologists can reconstruct climate records further into the past than written records, by examining tree rings. Students "reverse-engineer" this process by considering growth...

    https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/544/?v=1

  11. 3D breast cancer tissue reconstruction

    24 Aug 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Jeremy M Wojdak1, Kerri-Ann Norton2

    1. Radford University 2. Johns Hopkins University

    This module allows students to follow a researcher as she discovers new features of breast cancer tissue architecture, using 3D reconstructions of histological specimens.

    https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/543/?v=1

  12. Drug screening and cancer resistance: EGFR Activity

    25 Jul 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Holly Basta

    Rock Mountain College

    This activity explores a specific gene (egfr) and its role in cancer. EGFR was introduced with the Gene Card Activities, researched throughout the semester, and then authentic image data of...

    https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/720/?v=1

  13. Use of PeerWise - an open digital question authoring tool

    21 Jun 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Sarah Prescott

    University of New Hampshire

    Session on PeerWise presented at BioQUEST Workshop 2018

    https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/669/?v=1

  14. Investigating the effects of urbanization on bird biodiversity: Testing three biodiversity hypotheses using citizen science data

    13 Jun 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Jennifer Kovacs1, Ebony Gaillard2

    1. Spelman College 2. University of North Carolina

    Students generate predictions and test three hypotheses about how biodiversity is affected by urbanization over time using citizen science generated bird count data and land use data from 13...

    https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/645/?v=1

  15. The nose knows: How tri-trophic interactions and natural history shape bird foraging behavior

    12 Jun 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Kaitlin Bonner1, Gregory Cunningham1

    St. John Fisher College

    Students investigate the role of olfaction and infochemicals on bird foraging behavior through three different quantitative modules. In this module students create graphs, generate statistics, draw...

    https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/470/?v=1

  16. Painting turtles: an introduction to species distribution modeling in R

    12 Jun 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Anna Carter

    Iowa State University

    This module uses R software to introduce students to the process of accessing databases and building species distribution models based on occurrence records.

    https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/378/?v=1

  17. Investigating Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Ecologies Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (Abstract) | TIEE

    12 Jun 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Maruthi Bhaskar

    Texas Southern University

    Identifying, mapping and understanding the magnitude and the spatial prevalence of the Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) such as chlamydia and gonorrhea diseases. Analyzing the spatial trends of...

    https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/423/?v=1

  18. Environment-Richness Relationships in Ephemeral and Permanent Wetlands: Guided Inquiry with Graph Interpretation (Abstract) | TIEE

    12 Jun 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Amanda M Little

    University of Wisconsin-Stout

    An introduction to linear models using plant and animal richness-environment relationships in ephemeral ponds and permanent wetlands.

    https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/384/?v=1

  19. Diseasebots

    12 Jun 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Arietta Fleming-Davies1, Skylar Hopkins2

    1. QUBES; Radford University 2. UC Santa Barbara and Virginia Tech

    This module explores the effects of host density on contact rates and transmission of pathogens or mutualist symbionts using a hands-on simulation, a computer agent-based model in NetLogo, and an...

    https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/641/?v=1

  20. Environmental Drivers of Ecosystem Carbon Fluxes from Minutes to Years

    11 Jun 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Christopher Gough1, Cindee Giffen2, Thomas W Woodward1

    1. Virginia Commonwealth University 2. University of Michigan

    Students build on fundamental concepts of ecosystem production and carbon cycling, combining this knowledge with open long-term data from ecological and meteorological networks to uncover the...

    https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/571/?v=1

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