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Mentoring Pacific Island Students for Conservation
07 Apr 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Noelani Puniwai-Ganoot1, Sharon Ziegler-Chong2, Rebecca Ostertag3, Moana Ulu Ching4, Linnea Heu2, Cherie Kauahi2
1. University of Hawaii at Manoa 2. University of Hawaii at Hilo 3. University of Hawaii At Hilo 4. Conservation International
This undergraduate internship program focuses on mentoring Pacific Island Students into conservation careers through development of skills, networks and sense of self, while being grounded in...
Species Range Over Space and Time
19 Mar 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Debra Linton1, Anna Monfils1, Libby Ellwood2, Molly Phillips3
1. Central Michigan University 2. iDigBio 3. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida
In this module, students use data from natural history collections to look at range shifts related to climate variables over different time periods.
Connecting Students to Citizen Science and Curated Collections
18 Mar 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils1, Erica Krimmel, Debra Linton1, Travis Marsico2, Ashley Morris3, Brad Ruhfel4
1. Central Michigan University 2. Arkansas State University 3. Middle Tennessee State University 4. University of Michigan
This educational module utilizes the traditional plant collection experience to engage students with biodiversity data protocols and resources available in our information-rich digital age.
Processes that Regulate Patterns of Species and Genetic Diversity
12 Mar 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna M. McKee1, Gary T. Green2, John C. Maerz2
1. U.S. Geological Survey South Atlantic Water Science Center 2. The University of Georgia
TIEE Module- This activity was developed for an undergraduate upper level course for natural resources majors. Classes of 20 – 30 students work best for the activity.
A Fun Introductory Command Line Exercise: Next Generation Sequencing Quality Analysis with Emoji!
28 Feb 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.
Agent-Based Modeling Course Materials
29 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Erin N. Bodine
Materials created for an upper level ABM course. Prerequisite: Students have taken either (a) another modeling course, or (b) the introductory computer science sequence.
Avian Censys Analysis
23 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Darcy Taniguchi
This Swirl course uses ecological data of bird counts and habitat variables to estimate inter-observer variability and the relationship of birds with habitat variables.
By Didem Ikis
In this lesson, students will learn the necessary statistical terms to understand two-way ANOVA, how to visualize their data, how to perform two-way ANOVA and interpret their results, and how to...
Modeling Trophic Interactions in Rice Agriculture: A Jigsaw Approach
18 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Fernando Nieto1, Kiersten Nicole Newtoff2, Kristine Grayson3, Emily Nodine4, Brian Robert Shmaefsky5
1. SUNY Old Westbury 2. Montgomery College 3. University of Richmond 4. Rollins College 5. Lone Star College - Kingwood
Students explore four different issues related to trophic interactions that affect modern rice agriculture practices and consider relationships between these issues using Lotka and Volterra...
Islands as a Tool for Teaching Ecology and Evolution
14 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Yadeeh Sawyer1, Libby Beckman1, Kayce Bell1, Joseph Cook1
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...
Testing hypotheses about the role of wildfire in structuring avian communities
07 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lesley Bulluck
Virginia Commonwealth University, Center for Environmental Studies
This module assesses the role of wildfire in the eastern US and its impact on bird communities using NEON bird survey data from pre- and post- a major wildfire in the Great Smoky Mountains National...
Using Undergraduate Molecular Biology Labs to Discover Targets of miRNAs in Humans
04 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Adam Idica1, Jordan Thompson1, Irene Munk Pedersen1, Pavan Kadandale1
University of California, Irvine
In this lesson, we describe an easily adaptable lab module that can be used in existing undergraduate molecular biology lab courses to conduct authentic scientific research, published in CourseSource
Murder by HIV? Undergraduate edition
By Naowarat (Ann) Cheeptham1, Laura B. Regassa2, Michèle I. Shuster3
1. Thompson Rivers University 2. Georgia Southern University 3. New Mexico State University
Bioinformatics case study focusing on phylogenetic tree interpretation, published in the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
Making toast: Using analogies to explore concepts in bioinformatics
By Kate L. Hertweck
University of Texas at Tyler
Module using analogies to introduce students to genomics
A Hands-on Introduction to Hidden Markov Models
By Tony Weisstein1, Elena Gracheva2, Zane Goodwin2, Zongtai Qi2, Wilson Leung2, Christopher D. Shaffer2, Sarah C.R. Elgin2
1. Truman State University 2. Washington University in St. Louis
A lesson in which students will understand the basic structure of an HMM, the types of data used in ab initio gene prediction, and its consequent limitations.
Data simulation and randomization tests
03 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By James S. Santangelo
University of Toronto
A participatory live-coding lesson on simulating data and performing randomization tests on ecological data in R.
Exploration of the Human Genome by Investigation of Personalized SNPs
By Lani C. Keller
To increase students' interest in their own genomes, this computer-based laboratory lesson is designed to be coupled with the opportunity for the students to be genotyped by the consumer sequencing...
The Ames Test
By Nathan Goodson-Gregg, Elizabeth A. De Stasio
Introduction to the Ames Test, published as GSA Learning Resource
Working with plant phenology data and fitting a nonlinear model using least squares in R
21 Dec 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Madeleine Bonsma-Fisher1, Ahmed Hasan1
A participatory live-coding lesson on working with NEON phenology data and fitting a sine-wave model todetermine when different species get and lose their leaves.
MathBench: Biodiversity Assessment of Stream Biota
By Rebekah Chapman
Georgia State University
The MathBench module, "The Case of the Missing Mountaintop" introduces students to the concept of biodiversity and measures used to quantify biodiversity and stream health. Students investigate the...