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Too much of a good thing? Exploring nutrient pollution in streams using bioindicators
02 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By J. Stephen Gosnell
Baruch College, City University of New York and PhD Program in Biology, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
Students use data on nitrogen and phosphorus levels in streams and macrobenthic insect biodiversity to consider issues of nutrient pollution and stream health while learning to filter, summarize,...
Caribbean coral reef structure and biodiversity - Comparing boosted regression tree & multiple regression approaches
29 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Eric Womack
Virginia Commonwealth University
Creating and comparing boosted regression tree models to multiple regression models.
Introduction to Data Management, Life History, and Demography
By Risa Cohen
Learning Goals:•explain importance of data management•identify elements of an organized data sheet•create & manipulate data in a spreadsheet •calculate vital statistics using life tables•collect,...
Investigating human impacts on stream ecology: locally and nationally
28 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Meghan Graham MacLean
University of Massachusetts Amherst
This is a modification of an original TIEE Module, investigating these questions: How does nutrient pollution impact stream ecosystems locally and nationally? How does land cover change impact...
Global Temperature Change in the 21st Century: An Introduction to Global Climate Models and Graphing in Excel (Adapted for Non-Majors)
By Tamara Basham
Collin County Commuity College District
Students link human behavior in various climate change scenarios to predicted temperature outcomes at both local (their assigned Latitude) and global (Latitudinal trends) scales. This adaptation is...
Data management and introduction to QGIS and RStudio for spatial analysis
22 May 2020 | Datasets | Contributor(s):
Students learn about the importance of good data management and begin to explore QGIS and RStudio for spatial analysis purposes. Students will explore National Land Cover Database raster data and...
18 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Erin Larson
Alaska Pacific University
This module is a modification of the Nuding and Hampton module in TIEE Volume 8. This modified module includes data from Alaska and is modified to be completed as an asynchronous lab in an online...
Sickle Cell Disease Case Study
06 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Elizabeth Co
A short film explores the evolutionary connection between an infectious disease, malaria, and a genetic condition, sickle cell anemia. The animation explores the genetic causes and biological...
Introduction to nucleotide sequence analysis and protein modeling in MEGA and PyMol using coronavirus SARS-CoV-2
03 Apr 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Maria Shumskaya1, Nicholas Lorusso2
1. Kean University 2. Kean Univeristy
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...
Searching for disability as biodiversity in digitized natural history collections
27 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kaitlin Stack Whitney
Rochester Institute of Technology
This module uses digitized natural history and biodiversity collections to explore if, how, and whether disability can be studied in nonhumans as a form of biodiversity.
Diseasebots HEXBUG Lab
24 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Skylar Hopkins
This module explores the effects of host density on contact rates and transmission of pathogens using a hands-on experiment with HEXBUG robots.
Climate Change Module- Beck Modifications (Project EDDIE)
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 (Project EDDIE)
18 Dec 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Sarah Beth Cadieux
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institue
Students analyze current and past temperature and CO2 data to relate current climate change to climate of the past 450,000 years.Objectives: Are global temperatures and CO2 levels rising? How are...
Seismology Lab (Project EDDIE)
17 Dec 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
OBJECTIVES: •Differentiate P-waves from S-waves•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):
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