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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.
By Jeremy M Wojdak1, R. S. Maxwell1
Dendroclimatologists can reconstruct climate records further into the past than written records, by examining tree rings. Students "reverse-engineer" this process by considering growth...
3D breast cancer tissue reconstruction
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.
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...
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
Data Management using National Ecological Observatory Network's (NEON) Small Mammal Data with Accompanying Lesson on Mark Recapture Analysis
19 Jun 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...
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