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Maintenance of Phenotypic Polymorphism and a Scientist Spotlight Featuring Dr. Swanne Gordon
08 Jul 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Robert E Furrow
University of California, Davis
In this lesson students interpret graphical evidence of frequency-dependent selection in the wood tiger moth, then make long-term evolutionary predictions. They then read and reflect on an...
The Legacy of Redlining in Oakland, CA
13 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Marci Cole Ekberg
The issues of redlining and environmental justice will be introduced and used as a framework for a number of topics in the third part of the semester in a non-majors Environmental Science course.
Oyster Restoration Success and Water Quality in the James and Rappahannock Rivers of Virginia
12 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Julia L. Josephs
This QUBES lesson uses statistical analysis to test whether or not oyster restoration sites in Virginia are successfully increasing the number of oysters and whether or not water quality is...
A Little Off The Top: The Effects Of Mountiantop Removal Mining On Salamanders
11 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Brian Tyler Dagliano
This lesson will provide an explanation of mountaintop removal mining, and potential harms associated with it. Then the lesson will move into a statistical analysis of salamanders living in streams...
Exploring global reef health and human population using correlation and simple linear regression
10 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By David Sale
Virginia Commonwealth University
In this lesson, students will explore the relationship between reef cover and human disturbance. Students will manipulate a large dataset and perform normality tests, data transformations,...
Sizes, Scales and Specialization: Using Relative Proportions and Scientific Notation to Highlight the Diversity of Cell Types
15 Apr 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Heather Seitz1, Jillian Marie Miller2, Joseph Esquibel3
1. Johnson County Community College 2. Roane State Community College 3. Lansing Community College
This module explores how cell size and shape varies across cell types in the human body by having students calculate relative proportions of numbers in scientific notation.
Food, Energy and Water Learning Modules (FEWLM) Workbooks
19 Mar 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Porche L. Spence1, Tonya Maria Gerald-Goins2, Greg Goins3
1. North Carolina A&T State University; North Carolina Central University 2. North Carolina Central University 3. North Carolina A&T State University
FEWLM is a low-cost inquiry-based interdisciplinary STEM prototypical curriculum built on Next Generation Science Standards, systems thinking and informed engineering design pedagogy.
Sizes, Scales, and Specialization: An activity highlighting the diversity in cell types
15 Feb 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
A Critical Guide to the UniProtKB Flat-file Format
05 Dec 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Teresa Attwood1, GOBLET Foundation
The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
This Critical Guide briefly presents the need for biological databases and for a standard format for storing and organising biological data.
A Critical Guide to the PDB
This Critical Guide in the Introduction to Bioinformatics series provides a brief outline of the Protein Data Bank – the PDB – the world’s primary repository of biological macromolecular structures.
A Critical Guide to Unix
04 Dec 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Teresa Attwood1, GOBLET Foundation2
1. The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK 2. Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education & Training
This Critical Guide in the Introduction to Bioinformatics series briefly introduces the Unix Operating System, and provides a subset of some of the most helpful and commonly used commands....
Building Community-Based Approaches to Systemic Reform in Mathematical Biology Education
03 Sep 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Olcay Akman1, Carrie Diaz Eaton2, Dan Hrozencik3, Kristin Jenkins4, Kaci Thompson5
1. Illinois State University 2. Bates College and QUBES 3. Chicago State University 4. BioQUEST 5. University of Maryland
This is an open access article from Bulletins in Math Bio.
How does increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide disrupt ecological systems? Results from FACE experiments across the globe.
12 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Courtney Campany
This module synthesizes key findings from forested CO2 enrichment experiments over the last 3 decades. Students should have a basic working knowledge of climate change, ecosystem nutrient cycles...
Caribbean coral reef structure and biodiversity - Comparing boosted regression tree & multiple regression approaches
29 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Eric Womack
Creating and comparing boosted regression tree models to multiple regression models.
A Tough Choice in Watershed Management
08 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Ann E Russell
Iowa State University
In this Team-based activity, students work in teams, playing the role of natural resource managers who must decide in which region to invest limited funding for nutrient reduction in streams....
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...
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...
50 Years of Data Science
30 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By David Donoho
This paper reviews some ingredients of the current “Data Science moment”, including recentcommentary about data science in the popular media, and about how/whether Data Science isreally different...
By Bodo Winter1, Sven Grawunder2
1. Department of Cognitive and Information Sciences, University of California, Merced 2. Department of Linguistics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
The dataset recorded properties of formal and informal speech registers in Korean.
Innovative Teaching Exchange: Asking Questions in Probability Class
By Queena N. Lee-Chua
Ateneo de Manila University
This is an article in MAA's Innovative Teaching Exchange that describes strategies to get students past thoughtless number crunching, guessing, and intuition when it comes to solving probability...