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Tags: data in the classroom

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  1. Leaping Lemur Life History

    20 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Cindy Bennington

    Stetson University

    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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Exploring Data with BISON

    14 Mar 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Erica Krimmel

    Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

    A module to explore aggregated observation and collection information, through BISON, or Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (, a tool for visualizing GBIF data.

  6. Ming-Lun Ho

  7. Cohort Life Tables

    12 Feb 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Lou Gross1, Monica Beals1, Susan Harrell1

    University of Tennessee Knoxville

    This module introduces cohort life tables in the context of understanding demographic processes and how they affect populations. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  8. Caitlin Hicks Pries

  9. Gaining familiarity with R and Work with NEON OS & IS data – Plant phenology & temperature - adaptation

    11 Jun 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Nancy Cowden

    Lynchburg College

    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...

  10. Yanping Ma

  11. Large Datasets in R - Plant Phenology & Temperature Data from NEON

    10 May 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Megan A. Jones1, Lee F. Stanish2, Natalie Robinson2, Katherine D. Jones2, Cody Flagg2

    1. National Ecological Observatory Network 2. National Ecological Observatory Network – Battelle

    This module series covers how to import, manipulate, format and plot time series data stored in .csv format in R. Originally designed to teach researchers to use NEON plant phenology and air...

  12. Incubators: A community based model for improving the usability of bioinformatics learning resources

    19 Jan 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Hayley Orndorf1, Bill Morgan2, Neal Grandgenett3, Mark A. Pauley3, Elizabeth Ryder4, Michael Sierk5, Robin Wright6, Anne Rosenwald7, Liz Dinsdale8, Eric Triplett9, Sam S Donovan1

    1. University of Pittsburgh 2. The College of Wooster 3. University of Nebraska at Omaha 4. Worcester Polytechnic Institute 5. Saint Vincent College 6. University of Minnesota 7. Georgetown University 8. San Diego State University 9. University of Florida

    Poster on Incubators, a NIBLSE and QUBES collaboration presented at Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference - Chicago, IL

  13. EREN PFPP Species Composition Curriculum Module with Data

    28 Sep 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Jerald Dosch1, Erin Lindquist2, Karen Kuers3, Charles McClaugherty4, Kristine Hopfensperger5, Fernando Nieto6, Rachel Collins7, Tim Menzel8

    1. Macalester College 2. Meredith College 3. The University of the South 4. University of Mount Union 5. Northern Kentucky University 6. SUNY Old Westbury 7. Roanoke College 8. Piedmont College

    In this lab, students will learn foundational concepts of forest community dynamics and apply quantitative skills to data analysis and interpretation activities. Students will use tree plot data...

  14. Lauri Carey

  15. Elizabeth H Schultheis

    I am a postdoctoral researcher working on Data Nuggets, an innovative approach to bring authentic, cutting edge research and data into the classroom. Data Nuggets reveal to students how the process...

  16. Kevin Geedey

    Kevin is a professor of biology and chair of the natural sciences division at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. In addition to his administrative duties, Kevin teaches undergraduate...

  17. Staying Alive: Extinction Risk: Introduction to Extinction and Extinction Bias

    08 Jul 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Samantha Price, Peggy Schaeffer, Anna Thanukos, Samantha Swauger

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: used in this activity are derived from: Price, S.A., and Gittleman J.L. 2007. Hunting to extinction: biology and regional economy influence extinction risk and the impact of hunting in...

  18. F-stastistics

    Collections | 08 May 2015 | Posted by Alison N Hale

  19. Data Nuggets - Bringing Real Data into the Classroom to Unearth Students' Quantitative & Inquiry Skills

    22 Jan 2015 | | Contributor(s):: MK Kjelvik, EH Schultheis

    Data Nuggets are narratives about real research, featuring the principal scientist, that include data students can analyze.   Right now they are aimed at K-12 students, but many topics covered are taught in college courses, and there is no limit to what mathematical or statistical concepts...

  20. Data-based inquiry in the Classroom using Authentic Research Data from the Dryad Digital Repository

    Citation | Presentation

    Hale, Alison, Donovan, Sam, (2015), "Data-based inquiry in the Classroom using Authentic Research Data from the Dryad Digital Repository", National Association of Biology Teachers 2015 annual conference, : Providence, Rhode Island, November, (DOI: )