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Mosquito Invasion! A Lotka-Volterra Competition Case Study
24 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jessica Coyle
In this instructor-led interrupted case study, students practice interpreting Lotka-Volterra competition model parameters using data on an invasive and native mosquito species.
Leaping Lemur Life History
20 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Cindy Bennington
This interrupted case study is intended for use in lower-division biology or ecology courses to complement the SimUText (SimBio) Life History chapter. Students practice calculating life history...
Sequence Similarity in Developmental Biology - A Bioinformatics Exercise Using Myostatin
19 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Barbara Murdoch
Eastern Connecticut State University
This exercise leads upper level biology majors in an inquiry-based excursion to determine how similar the signaling molecule, myostatin, is between humans and mice, using a basic set of...
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.
Adaptation of Investigating human impacts on stream ecology: locally and nationally
10 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Catherine Sughrue Etter
Cape Cod Community College
TIEE Module- How does nutrient pollution impact stream ecosystems locally and nationally?
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.
Figure of the Week (Non-major's Biology)
By Heather McGray
San Diego City College
Students use their number sense to make observations and come up with reasonable guesses or explanations for the patterns shown.
Additional Figures of the Day - Parasitology
30 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Elizabeth Hamman
These additional figures were used in a Parasitology course (juniors and seniors) at Radford University.
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.
Climate Diagrams Mini-Case Study for Ecology
26 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By John Anthony Barone
Columbus State University
This mini-case study provides undergraduate ecology students with experience in how to read climate diagrams and how to put them together. The activity includes a discussion of actual and potential...
10 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Susan Butts1, Talia Karim2, Chris Norris1
1. Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History 2. University of Colorado, Boulder
Create a gallery of fossil organisms and identify distinctive body parts (wings, suckers, modified appendages) from the collection. Analyze and interpret these features to predict what type of...
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.
Liberating Data for Biodiversity Research
By Libby Ellwood1, Austin Mast2
1. iDigBio 2. Florida State University
The objectives of this exercise are to familiarize you with the information content of biodiversity specimens and their labels, the breadth of that information across geographic space and/or time.
Tension in Blood Vessels: LaPlace's Equation
15 Feb 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lou Gross1, Monica Beals1, Susan Harrell1
University of Tennessee Knoxville
This module introduces Laplace's equation in the context of understanding tension in the walls of blood vessels. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Plant Cell Expansion and Plant Hormones
This module introduces the cell enlargement model in the context of understanding plant hormones' effects. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Sizes of Organisms: The Surface Area to Volume Ratio
This module introduces surface area-volume ratio in the context of understanding the limits or constraints on organism size. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Translocation of Nutrients in the Phloem: Poiseuille's Equation
This module introduces the Poiseuille equation in the context of understanding nutrient flow in plant cells. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Make the Case: Using Case Studies to Increase Quantitative Biology Skills (Spring 2019 FMN)
13 Nov 2018 |
Posted by Deborah Rook
Are you interested in adopting case studies that address quantitative reasoning skills? Apply now to join us for the Make the Case: Using Case Studies to Increase Quantitative Biology Skills...