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  1. The Importance of Street Trees and Urban Avifauna: A lesson exploring the relationship between urban forest and foraging birds

    13 May 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Sarah B Fones

    This module examines the relationship between street trees, urban avifauna, and socioeconomic gradients in the highly urbanized county of Los Angeles, California. Using edited data from a published...


  2. Spotting Interactions: Spotted Salamanders, Beneficial Buffers, and Helpful Hydroperiods

    11 May 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Liz Buikema

    Virginia Commonwealth University

    The purpose of this lesson is to help us better understand how we are able to conserve wetland-dependent wildlife. We will be exploring, manipulating, and analyzing data in R using a Poisson...


  3. Ocean Acidification: Predator-Prey Interactions of Intertidal Snails and Sea Stars

    11 May 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Paige Punzalan

    This lesson discusses ocean acidification, its causes, and the potential dangers that it may pose to aquatic ecosystems by analyzing the relationship between intertidal invertebrates. While...


  4. The Influence of Exotic Plant Invasion on Pollinator Abundance

    11 May 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Maxcy Nicole Hill

    Virginia Commonwealth University

    This lesson introduces two global change factors, natural habitat loss and exotic plant invasion, and analyzes how these stressors impact the biodiversity and abundance of pollinator species....


  5. Water We Doing: A Deep Dive Into Sustainable Ocean Management & Blue Economies

    11 May 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Rachel Kline

    Virginia Commonwealth University

    This lesson explores the concept of blue economies and includes a detailing lesson in R that involves basic statistics and building complex graphics.


  6. Impact of Warming on Tidal Wetlands

    08 May 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Erik Kaseloo

    This lesson uses a t-test and ANOVA to determine if higher temperatures will have a significant impact on change in mangrove height, change in belowground biomass, and change in surface elevation...


  7. Pesticide-Driven Bee Mortality: An Introduction to Survival Analysis in R

    06 May 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Megan Black

    Virginia Commonwealth University

    In this lesson, students will receive an introduction to survival analysis in R utilizing data on bee mortality caused by pesticide exposure. In their code, students will assess survivability,...


  8. Green Infrastructure/Green Roofs (Project Eddie)

    11 Apr 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Elizabeth Farrell

    SUNY Nassau Community College

    Runoff in urban areas is an increasingly important issue when it comes to water quality. It is a major hydrologic issue in New York City, as urban infrastructure creates excess runoff and...


  9. Prairie Eco Services (Project EDDIE)

    11 Apr 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Kelly Knight

    Houston Community College

    As densely populated urban areas continue to expand, human activity is removing much-needed greenspaces from our communities; in turn, we are also removing critical buffers that are needed to...


  10. Hypoxia in Coastal Marine Ecosystems (Project Eddie)

    11 Apr 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Annette Brickley1, Kathy Browne2, Gabi Smalley2

    1. NES-LTER Education & Outreach Coordinator 2. Rider University

    Aquatic ecosystems are home to a complex intersection of physical and biological factors and an intersection of natural and anthropogenic factors. In the Chesapeake Bay, low oxygen events have...


  11. Interpreting the Pseudocot Phylogeny

    07 Feb 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Kristy L Daniel

    Texas State University

    Students use physical characteristics, genetics, and a fossil record of hypothetical flowering plants to develop fundamental phylogenetic tree-building skills.


  12. Introduction to nucleotide sequence analysis and protein modeling in MEGA and PyMol using coronavirus SARS-CoV-2

    03 Feb 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Maria Shumskaya1, Christopher Zambell1, 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...


  13. Tree Biomass and Phenology

    03 Feb 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Noam Tomoya Altman-Kurosaki1, Emily Rose Brown2, Sarah Roney1, Emily Weigel1

    1. Georgia Institute of Technology 2. Florida Gulf Coast University

    This lesson centers around understanding the connection of tree biomass and phenology with climate change. It uses both swirl and LearnR lessons in the R programming language to help students make...


  14. Studying phylogeny by producing phylogenetic trees of primates using morphological and molecular characteristics.

    26 Jan 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Chas. Kennedy

    TriCounty Tech

    An assignment constructing phylogenetic trees using shared, derived morphological traits and molecular differences among 18 primate species and two outlier species has been developed. Skull and...


  15. Sharing Stories: Developing OER around Podcasts

    03 Dec 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By J. Phil Gibson1, Carlos Christopher Goller2, Stefanie Kring3, Darlene Panvini4, Justin Pruneski5, Ellen Wisner6

    1. University of Oklahoma 2. North Carolina State University 3. Clarkson University 4. Belmont University 5. Heidelberg University 6. University of North Carolina Charlotte

    Our team met in the fall of 2021 to discuss and develop resources around podcasts. We created lists of podcast episodes for several courses, learned about listening guides, shared assignment...


  16. 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


  17. Mapping Specimen Occurrence Data in QGIS

    24 Sep 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Cecily Bronson

    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


  18. 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...


  19. 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

    Rowan University

    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.


  20. 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...