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07 Jan 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Shawna Reed
Genome Solver modules were combined to make one project for students using tools within NCBI BLAST to explore phylogenetics and horizontal gene transfer from phage to Chlamydia.
Climate Change Module- Beck Modifications
01 Jan 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Catherine Beck
Students explore how climate is changing from the recent record
Testing hypotheses about the role of wildfire in structuring avian communities
19 Dec 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lesley Bulluck
Virginia Commonwealth University, Center for Environmental Studies
This module assesses the role of wildfire in the eastern US and its impact on bird communities using NEON bird survey data from pre- and post- a major wildfire in the Great Smoky Mountains National...
Analyzing current and past climate data
18 Dec 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Sarah Beth Cadieux
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institue
Students analyze current and past temperature and carbon dioxide data in order to interpret how current climate change is related to climate over the past 450,000 years. Objectives: •Are global...
17 Dec 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
OBJECTIVES: •Differentiate P-wave from S-wave•Learn to identify body and surface waves on a seismic record•Learn how seismic waves change as you move away from the epicenter•Use seismic waves to...
Mosquito Vector Ecology of the East Coast using NEON
16 Dec 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Courtney Campany1, David Kang2
1. Shepherd University 2. Cornell University
This data module examines the relationship between mosquito vector ecology and climate across the east coast of the United States. The module is designed to merge core concepts in ecology with...
Introduction to Data Management and Metadata using NEON aquatic macroinvertebrate data
30 Sep 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kaitlin Stack Whitney
Rochester Institute of Technology
This lesson focuses on understanding metadata, the data about the data, using aquatic macroinvertebrate abundance and species information from a variety of NEON sampling locations.
REMNet Tutorial, R Part 5: Normalizing Microbiome Data in R 5.2.19
28 Aug 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jessica Joyner
CUNY Brooklyn College
Video on normalizing microbiome data from the Research Experiences in Microbiomes Network
REMNet Tutorial, R Part 4: Creating Taxa Plots in R 5.2.19
Video on making taxa bar plots in R from the Research Experiences in Microbiomes Network
REMNet Tutorial, R Part 3: Creating Alpha Diversity Plots in R 5.2.19
Video on creating alpha diversity plots in R from the Research Experiences in Microbiomes Network
Aquatic Nutrient Levels and Climate Change
16 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Elli Bosch1, Kaycee Faunce1, Amanda Thompson
Virginia Commonwealth University
This learning module was designed to introduce students to the aquatic nutrients nitrogen and phosphorus, their roles in ecosystem function and nutrient pollution, and what impacts climate change...
Striped Bass: A Regulatory Success Story
12 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By J. Alexander McCrickard1, Angela Hanretty1, Amanda Thompson1
This module examines the Maryland striped bass moratorium (1985-1989) as a fisheries management success story. Maryland DNR striped bass young of the year data is utilized for least squares linear...
Investigating human impacts on stream ecology: locally and nationally
29 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jillian K. Decker
State University of New York - Rockland Community College
How does nutrient pollution impact stream ecosystems locally and nationally?
Examining human impacts on tusk evolution in elephants using authentic research data
17 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kaitlin Bonner
St. John Fisher College
In this activity students explore and analyze real, authentic research data paired with HHMI’s “Selection for Tuskless Elephants” video in a hands-on investigation of human impacts on elephant...
The Polar Bear of the Salt Marsh? Warming Tolerance Limits of Local Species
13 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Angela Dassow1, Sheryl Konrad1
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science- In the adaptation exercise, students explore connections between saltmarsh sparrow declines and declining populations of local species that live...
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...
Island biogeography, spatial ecology, and macroinvertebrate species diversity in Richmond’s rock pools
22 Feb 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Nadia Bukach1, Todd Lookingbill1, Andrew Davidson2, James R Vonesh2, Kristine Grayson1
1. University of Richmond 2. Virginia Commonwealth University
Students investigate questions of community ecology and biogeography using data from an urban rock pool ecosystem. Using ArcGIS 10, students learn to create effective maps, calculate landscape...
07 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
Biological Diversity in Wetlands: Applying the Scientific Method
04 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Orissa Moulton
Texas A & M University Galveston
An introduction to the Scientific Method for Introductory Biology students using plant and animal richness and environmental data from ephemeral ponds and permanent wetlands.
Data simulation and randomization tests
03 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By James S. Santangelo
University of Toronto
A participatory live-coding lesson on simulating data and performing randomization tests on ecological data in R.