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Investigating human impacts on Southeastern US stream ecology using R
01 Nov 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Alicia Caughman1, Emily Weigel1
Georgia Institute of Technology
Adaptation of the "Investigating human impacts on stream ecology: Scaling up from Local to National with a focus on the Southeast" specifically to focus on self-paced R code instruction
Mapping Specimen Occurrence Data in QGIS
24 Sep 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Cecily Bronson
Portland State University
Use digitized natural history collection occurrence data from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) to map the distribution of the beaver in the state of Oregon from 1800-2020 using QGIS
Exploring Marine Primary Productivity with Descriptive Statistics and Graphing in Excel
02 Sep 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Marina McLeod1, Jennifer Olson1, Wendy Houston1
Everett Community College
In this activity, students use real water chemistry data and descriptive statistics in Excel to examine primary productivity in an urban estuary of the Salish Sea. They will consider how actual...
Climate change and Strawberries: A real-life problem-based activity for teaching ANOVA
08 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Nicole Hopkins1, Holly Felker1, Catharine Dickerson1, Terry O'Brien1, Dex Whittinghill1, Nathan Ruhl1
This is a real-life lab activity for teaching ANOVA using Problem-Based Learning and formatted for one-day (JMP or R) or two-day (JMP) implementations.
Assessing Socioeconomic Trends in Tree Cover and Human Health in Urban Environments
02 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Tamara Basham
Collin County Commuity College District
In this exercise, students use a combination of publicly available data and tree cover data that they generate using iTree Canopy to test whether tree cover is equitably distributed within the city...
Data on Dead Zones and a Scientist Spotlight Featuring Benjamin Negrete, Jr.
27 Jul 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Suann Yang1, Benjamin Negrete, Jr.2
1. State University of New York College at Geneseo 2. The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute
In this lesson, students plot data and interpret graphs of the metabolic responses of fish to hypoxic conditions. Then, students view and reflect on an interview with fish ecophysiologist Benjamin...
Ecology of Infectious Disease: Data Mining the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) for Ecological Patterns
24 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By M. Caitlin Fisher-Reid
Bridgewater State University
How to use publicly available infection case data to teach ecology and evolution of human infectious diseases.
Statistics with epidemiology of COVID-19
20 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Maria Shumskaya1, Shakira Benjamin1, Matthew G Niepielko1, Nicholas Lorusso1
Introduction into heat maps, non-parametric t-test and GIF (optional) in R using an original dataset on COVID-19 infections from different counties of New Jersey, USA. Suitable for students who...
Making Predictions with Linear Models: A Murder Mystery Case Study
31 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Miranda Chen Musgrove
University of Colorado, Boulder
This Swirl lesson will introduce two main concepts to students: 1) the idea of uncertainty around linear slopes versus individual values and 2) predicting values using linear models.
Understanding Action Potential and Frequency Coding using Scientist Spotlight and Data Nuggets
28 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Pratima Jindal1, Sheela Vemu1
Waubonsee Community College
The main crux of this activity is to integrate three existing frameworks including ideas of the Scientist Spotlight Initiative, build and solidify the quantitative reasoning skills in our students...
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...
Assessing River Herring Migration Using Nonparametric Analysis
09 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Timothy Owen
In this lesson, users will play the role of a fisheries biologist by tackling a contemporary fisheries research problem by performing data normality tests, data transformations, nonparametric...
Climate-Induced Shifts in California Butterflies
18 Feb 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jessica Coyle
A module in which students generate and test hypotheses about butterfly species’ response to climate change in the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada Mountains of northern California using publicly...
01 Jan 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
Intro to Data Types and Graphing Lab
12 Oct 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Stephanie Spera
University of Richmond
This is the third lab in an Introductory Physical Geography/Environmental Studies course. It introduces students to different data types (qualitative vs quantitative), basic statistical analyses...
Opioid crisis: exploring the neurophysiology of opioid receptor signaling
09 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jason Chan
Using this dataset, we explore how opioids affect the electrical activity of neurons when exposed to different opioid receptor agonists and antagonists.
Graphing an Epidemic: West Africa Ebola Epidemic
28 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lois Bartsch
Metropolitan Community College
In this activity, students will explore how the Ebola virus outbreak occurred in West Africa through graphing prevalence, incidence and mortality data from the three major countries that were...
NEON Data in the Classroom: Quantifying Spatial Patterns
23 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kusum Naithani
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701
Students build on fundamental concepts of spatial patterns and combine this knowledge with the open-data from the National Ecological Observatory Network to quantify spatial autocorrelation and...
Introduction to nucleotide sequence analysis and protein modeling in MEGA and PyMol using coronavirus SARS-CoV-2
18 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Maria Shumskaya1, Nicholas Lorusso2
1. Kean University 2. University of North Texas at Dallas
Introduction into computational approaches in phylogeny and protein modeling based on coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (caused COVID-19 pandemic). Two self-guided tutorials for standard lab classes of 2.5...