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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...
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...
Painting turtles: an introduction to species distribution modeling in R
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.
Investigating Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Ecologies Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (Abstract) | TIEE
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...
Environment-Richness Relationships in Ephemeral and Permanent Wetlands: Guided Inquiry with Graph Interpretation (Abstract) | TIEE
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.
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...
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...
Gaining familiarity with R and Work with NEON OS & IS data – Plant phenology & temperature - adaptation
By Nancy Cowden
This adaptation introduces students to R and the NEON OS & IS data – Plant Phenology & Temperature tutorial. A planned extension will prompt students to develop a testable hypothesis, based on...
Biogeography of plant-associated fungi: who lives where and why?
28 May 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Naupaka Bruce Zimmerman1, Peter Vitousek2
1. University of San Francisco 2. Stanford University
This dataset of fungal communities associated with the leaves an endemic Hawaiian tree provides students opportunities to explore relationships between environmental variables and microbial...
Have fish assemblages recovered from the legacy of acid rain?
By Christine May1, Patrick Harmon1
James Madison University
This module provides a framework for upper-level ecology students to learn about limiting factors for stream fish diversity, using data from Shenandoah National Park and gaining skills in...
Do urban yards serve as a refuge for native land snail species?
24 May 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kathryn Elizabeth Perez
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
This module contains a series of take-home activities to prepare students to analyze their own dataset collected in lab.
Exploring the population dynamics of wintering bald eagles through long-term data
14 May 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Emily Dangremond1, Julie Beckstead2, Alexandra Lagasse2, Scott Robinson3
1. Roosevelt University 2. Gonzaga University 3. Wildlife Biologist, Retired, Bureau of Land Management Coeur d'Alene Field Office Coeur d'Alene
Module included in Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology (TIEE) Volume 7Students will identify dependent and independent variables, create graphs of dependent variables plotted against...
Global Temperature Change in the 21st Century (Abstract) | TIEE
11 May 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Emily Prince1, Daniel Taub2, Gillian Graham2
1. Lander University 2. Southwestern University
Module for practice included in Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology (TIEE) Volume 7
By Emily Prince1, Julie Beckstead2, Alexandra Lagasse2, Scott Robinson3
1. Lander University 2. Gonzaga University 3. Wildlife Biologist, Retired, Bureau of Land Management Coeur d'Alene Field Office Coeur d'Alene
Practice module included in Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology (TIEE) Volume 7
10 May 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lazella Lawson1, Julie Beckstead2, Alexandra Lagasse2, Scott Robinson3
1. The Master's University 2. Gonzaga University 3. Wildlife Biologist, Retired, Bureau of Land Management Coeur d'Alene Field Office Coeur d'Alene
The Insect Predation Game: Evolving Prey Defenses and Predator Responses
By Lazella Lawson1, W. Wyatt Hoback2, Tamara Smith2
1. The Master's University 2. University of Nebraska at Kearney
Laboratory experiment included in Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology (TIEE) Volume 4
Visualizing Global CO2 Emissions
By Yen-Chu Weng
University of Washington
Using CO2 emissions data, students will learn how to visualize data with Tableau Public. The teaching materials are suitable for upper-level undergraduate courses on data analysis and research...
Large Datasets in R - Plant Phenology & Temperature Data from NEON
By Megan A. Jones1, Lee F. Stanish2, Natalie Robinson2, Katherine D. Jones2, Cody Flagg2
1. National Ecological Observatory Network 2. National Ecological Observatory Network – Battelle
This module series covers how to import, manipulate, format and plot time series data stored in .csv format in R. Originally designed to teach researchers to use NEON plant phenology and air...
Population dynamics in simple two-species experimental microcosms
22 Apr 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Christopher T. Ivey
California State University, Chico
A two-week exercise which includes homework calculations and teaching resources. Students establish brine shrimp and Platymonas algal cultures and predict final densities.
Data Management using National Ecological Observatory Network's (NEON) Small Mammal Data with Accompanying Lesson on Mark Recapture Analysis
17 Apr 2018 | Datasets | Contributor(s):
By Jim McNeil1, Megan A. Jones2
1. George Mason University; Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation 2. National Ecological Observatory Network
Students use small mammal data from the National Ecological Observatory Network to understand necessary steps of data management from data collection to data analysis by estimating small mammal...