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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...
Testing hypotheses about the role of wildfire in structuring avian communities
07 Jan 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...
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.
The nose knows: How tri-trophic interactions and natural history shape bird foraging behavior. An introduction to statistical analysis in animal behavior research
20 Dec 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Julia Burrows
Students investigate the role of olfaction and infochemicals on bird foraging behavior through two different quantitative activities where they generate hypotheses, create figures, conduct data...
Phylogeny of Land Plants
By Laura Ellen Rose
In this lab, students review the characteristics of the major land plant lineages. Then they perform phylogenetic analyses based on morphological characters.
Developing quantitative skills for ecological data: the effects of climate warming on phenological variation and species interactions
21 Nov 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jill Hamilton1, Zachary Tarble1
North Dakota State University
Students combine long-term observational data sets and experimental warming in an alpine meadow in Gothic, CO to test, evaluate, and interpret ecological data focusing on phenological variation and...
Computational Biology using R
30 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Hong Qin
University of Tennessee Chattanooga
This is an introductory level course on computational biology.
By Bodo Winter1, Sven Grawunder2
1. Department of Cognitive and Information Sciences, University of California, Merced 2. Department of Linguistics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
The dataset recorded properties of formal and informal speech registers in Korean.
Statistical Exploration of Climate Data
By Tamra Carpenter1, Jon Kettenring2, Robert Vanderbei3
1. DIMACS, Rutgers University 2. Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti, Drew University 3. Princeton University
In this module the students will learn some basic concepts in statistical thinking about data, with emphasis on exploratory data analysis.