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11 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By James Burton Deemy
College of Coastal Georgia
In this exercise students work in groups to design an agroecosystem to feed a Mars Colony while accounting for space and energy transfer limitations.
This is an exercise in island biogeography that allows students to reconstruct splits in the evolutionary history of several hypothetical frog species.
A Fun Introductory Command Line Exercise: Next Generation Sequencing Quality Analysis with Emoji!
07 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Rachael St. Jacques1, Max Maza1, Sabrina Robertson2, Guoqing Lu3, Andrew Lonsdale4, Ray A Enke5
1. Department of Biology, James Madison University 2. Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 3. Department of Biology and School of Interdisciplinary Informatics, University of Nebraska Omaha 4. ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls, Melbourne University 5. James Madison University
This resource is a fun computer-based intro to command line programming. The activity takes FASTQ NGS data files and runs a fun program called FASTQE.
Exploring how climate will impact plant-insect distributions and interactions using open data and informatics
06 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Wendy Clement1, Kathleen Prudic2, Jeffrey Oliver3
1. The College of New Jersey 2. University of Arizona 3. University of Arizona Libraries
This teaching module provides an entry point for students to learn about data science, open data repositories (e.g., citizen science data), and species distribution modeling to study the effects of...
Figure of the Day - Teaching Notes - Boersma
01 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kate S Boersma
University of San Diego
Teaching notes from my application of Figure of the Day in my BIOL305 Ecology lecture course for biology majors.
Introduction to Growth Mindset - Teaching Notes - Boersma
Teaching notes from my use of BIOMAAP Growth Mindset teaching materials in my 300 level Ecology class for majors.
Modification of "Exploring the population dynamics of wintering bald eagles through long-term data" module
30 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kaitlin Stack Whitney
Rochester Institute of Technology
This module is a modification of the Beckstead et al. module in TIEE Volume 7. It includes a meta-cognition based model and self reflection, no statistics, and is organized to be done in 1-2...
Processes that Regulate Patterns of Species and Genetic Diversity
29 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jillian K. Decker
State University of New York - Rockland Community College
This activity was developed for an undergraduate upper level ecology course for Environmental or Biological Science majors. Classes of ~20 students work best for the activity.
Bioinformatics: Investigating Sequence Similarity - A Plant Biology Approach
By Ami Erickson
This laboratory module is a modification of the original published on CourseSource with a focus on plant biology. In the final activity, students conduct a BLAST to compare histone protein...
Exam Reflective Writing Activities (4 different prompts)
28 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Polly Parks
El Camino College
This is an extended version of Reflective Writing activities to use before 4 different exams.
Plant Defenses and Bioprospecting Mini-case Study
27 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By John Anthony Barone
Columbus State University
This narrative mini-case study for use in undergraduate ecology courses reviews plant defense theory within the context of bioprospecting. Students learn about factors affecting plant defenses and...
Competition under the Sea: Exploring the competitive interaction between native and non-native seagrasses in the Caribbean
26 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Demian Alexander Willette
Loyola Marymount University
A mini-case study that uses real-world data to explore the competitive interaction among seagrasses.
The tale of two fish: A case study on vicariance and allopatric speciation
This mini-case study guides students through multiple lines of evidence that suggests the most likely sister species to the lake species Sardinella tawilis, the sister species being the marine fish...
Intro to BIOMAAP - Student Math Anxiety Overview
21 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Paige F.B. Ferguson
University of Alabama
This presentation is intended as a stand alone 45 minutes-1 hour presentation to give students general information on math anxiety and a few strategies to try on their own.
Exploring the population dynamics of wintering bald eagles through long-term data using R
By Kristen Kaczynski
California State University - Chico
The purpose of this modification was to take the analyses that were done in Excel and have the students perform them using R. Students were not given any R code for this activity, as R code was...
Sequence Similarity Resource Adaptation: Exploring Ebola Virus
16 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By William Tapprich
University of Nebraska-Omaha
This adaptation of the sequence similarity resource provides biology students with a basic set of bioinformatics concepts and tools. These concepts and tools are used to explore relationships...
Population Demography in Swirl
15 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Emily Weigel
Georgia Institute of Technology
The students will learn to generate, test, and graphically represent basic hypotheses on data distributions using large datasets.
Investigating human impacts on stream ecology: Intro to R
08 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
This resource uses the Human Impact on Stream Ecology data set, background and questions and provides students an very general introduction to using R. Students perform basic summary statistics and...
Sequence Similarity: An inquiry based and "under the hood" approach for incorporating molecular sequence alignment in introductory undergraduate biology courses
02 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Adam Kleinschmit1, Benita Brink1, Steven Roof2, Carlos Christopher Goller3, Sabrina Robertson3
1. Adams State University 2. Fairmont State University 3. North Carolina State University
This laboratory module, published on CourseSource, leads introductory biology students in the exploration of a basic set of bioinformatics concepts and tools.
Data is the New Science
12 Apr 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils1, Debra Linton1, Libby Ellwood2, Molly Phillips3
1. Central Michigan University 2. iDigBio 3. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida
In this module, students will be introduced to some emerging biodiversity data resources. They will be asked to think critically about the strengths and utility of these data resources and apply...