Tags: ecology

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  1. Bacteria to Brains in Backyard Coyotes: An Interdisciplinary Pedagogical Case Study

    11 Feb 2024 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Adam Kleinschmit1, Andrea Bixler2

    1. Department of Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Dubuque, 2000 University Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001 2. Department of Science and Mathematics, Clarke University, 1550 Clarke Dr., Dubuque, IA 52001

    Our interdisciplinary pedagogical case study explores the differences between rural and urban coyotes at the levels of organismal and community ecology. The focus is on how coyotes’ gut microbiomes...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/4345/?v=2

  2. Snail Races: An Inquiry-Based Approach to Learn Invasive Species Ecology

    06 Dec 2023 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Emma Grindle1, Heather E. Bergan-Roller1, Ashton Johnson1, Grace Lunaburg1, Jennifer A.H. Koop*1

    Northern Illinois University

    Inquiry-based lessons allow learning that is hands-on and student-driven, fostering engagement and retention of knowledge in any discipline. Here, we use this learning framework to engage students...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/4571/?v=1

  3. A CURE in traits and species distributions: Reproductive modes, range sizes, and natural history collections

    13 Nov 2023 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Jessica Allen1, Stephen Sharrett1, Eli Denzer2, James Lendemer3

    1. Eastern Washington University 2. New York Botanical Garden 3. New York State Museum

    This course-based undergraduate research experience (CURE) focuses on developing hypotheses about how traits influence the range sizes of species. Topics with substantive content include symbioses,...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/4564/?v=1

  4. Field Safety: Right To Know Documents for Building Inclusive Field Teams

    19 Sep 2023 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Maisie MacKnight1, Allyson Muth1

    Penn State University

    This module discusses mental and physical aspects of field safety. The module contains resources for supporting students and technicians in the field and guides supervisors as they write their own...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/4460/?v=2

  5. Impact of Introduction of American Bullfrogs on Species Diversity

    07 Aug 2023 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Heather Zimbler-DeLorenzo1, Christine Mary Patrum1, Randall Moser Jr2, Andrea Huntoon3

    1. Georgia State University Perimeter College 2. Horry Georgetown Technical College 3. Fox Valley Technical College

    This module explores the introduction of the American bullfrog on their ecosystem. Using species diversity calculations and data collection techniques, students explore how the bullfrog affected...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/4480/?v=1

  6. Invasion, Restoration, and Response: Assessing changes in arthropod community assemblage using both parametric and non-parametric approaches

    01 Aug 2023 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Andrew Cameron

    Virginia Commonwealth University

    This lesson, which is based around a recently published paper in the Journal of Ecological Applications, introduces students to both parametric and non-parametric approaches to statistical analysis...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/4312/?v=3

  7. Snapshot Serengeti Online Lab

    23 Jul 2023 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Charles Willis1, Jeffrey A Klemens2, Rahul Agrawal3, Sadie Hebert1, Meredith Palmer4, Annika Moe1, Deena Wassenberg1, Katherine Barry1, Craig Packer1

    1. University of Minnesota 2. Thomas Jefferson University 3. University of Michigan 4. Princeton University

    Snapshot Serengeti is a fully online inquiry-based lab that uses real camera-trap data from Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to explore themes of tropical ecology and animal behavior.

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/3488/?v=2

  8. Snapshot Serengeti: Implementing an online module about Serengeti wildlife ecology in a community-college ecology course

    23 Jul 2023 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By James Wiebler

    Muscatine Community College/ Nahant Marsh Education Center

    This resource describes the implementation plan for an undergraduate ecology course at Muscatine Community College, Iowa, of an online module featuring a database on Serengeti wildlife populations....

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/4410/?v=2

  9. Field Safety: Right To Know Documents for Building Inclusive Field Teams

    17 Jul 2023 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Maisie MacKnight1, Allyson Muth1

    Penn State University

    This module discusses mental and physical aspects of field safety. The module contains resources for supporting students and technicians in the field and guides supervisors as they write their own...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/4460/?v=1

  10. Diversity and Inclusion in Animal Behavior – ABI Faculty Development Program

    05 Jul 2023 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Sarah-Elizabeth Byosiere

    In this course, students will learn about the study of behavior from an evolutionary perspective. We will look at the mechanisms underlying behavior and how behavior develops in an animal’s...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/4457/?v=1

  11. Facilitating Scientific Literacy Through Writing: A Write-to-Learn Assignment for Large Introductory Undergraduate Biology Courses

    16 Jun 2023 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Ayuni W. Ratnayake1, Cindy Naw1, Karolyn Keir*1, Aarthi Ashok*1

    University of Toronto, Scarborough

    Write-to-learn (WTL) assignments have been used in a variety of disciplines to encourage conceptual learning and critical thinking in undergraduate education. These assignments focus on...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/4382/?v=1

  12. Snapshot Serengeti: Implementing an online module about Serengeti wildlife ecology in a community-college ecology course

    07 Jun 2023 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By James Wiebler

    Muscatine Community College/ Nahant Marsh Education Center

    This resource describes the implementation plan for an undergraduate ecology course at Muscatine Community College, Iowa, of an online module featuring a database on Serengeti wildlife populations....

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/4410/?v=1

  13. Snapshot Serengeti Online Lab

    01 Jun 2023 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Charles Willis1, Jeffrey A Klemens2, Rahul Agrawal3, Sadie Hebert1, Meredith Palmer4, Annika Moe1, Deena Wassenberg1, Katherine Barry1, Craig Packer1

    1. University of Minnesota 2. Thomas Jefferson University 3. University of Michigan 4. Princeton University

    Snapshot Serengeti is a fully online inquiry-based lab that uses real camera-trap data from Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to explore themes of tropical ecology and animal behavior.

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/3488/?v=1

  14. BCEENET- Broadening undergraduate participation in ecology and evolution research through CUREs using digitized natural history collections data (RCN-UBE Introduction)

    29 May 2023 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Janice L. Krumm1, Carly N. Jordan2, Liz Shea3, Jean L Woods4, Cecily D Bronson5

    1. Widener University 2. The George Washington University 3. Delaware Museum of Nature and Science 4. Bethel College, Kansas 5. BCEENET

    Biological Collections in Ecology and Evolution Network (BCEENET) brings together natural history collections (NHC) professionals, undergraduate educators, data experts, and researchers to support...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/4351/?v=1

  15. Bacteria to Brains in Backyard Coyotes

    22 May 2023 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Adam Kleinschmit1, Andrea Bixler2

    1. Department of Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Dubuque, 2000 University Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001 2. Department of Science and Mathematics, Clarke University, 1550 Clarke Dr., Dubuque, IA 52001

    This interdisciplinary pedagogical case study focuses on differences between rural and urban coyotes at the levels of organismal and community ecology, including how their gut microbiomes could...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/4345/?v=1

  16. Modeling Changes in Probability of Presence of Myotis lucifugus Due to White Nose Syndrome: An Introduction to Logistic Regression in R

    16 May 2023 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Mary Roseblock

    Virginia Commonwealth University

    In this lesson, students will learn more about the wildlife disease known as white nose syndrome and how it affects certain bat species more than others. Students will learn about the important...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/4307/?v=2

  17. Invasion, Restoration, and Response: Assessing changes in arthropod community assemblage using both parametric and non-parametric approaches

    09 May 2023 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Andrew Cameron

    Virginia Commonwealth University

    This lesson, which is based around a recently published paper in the Journal of Ecological Applications, introduces students to both parametric and non-parametric approaches to statistical analysis...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/4312/?v=2

  18. Invasion, Restoration, and Response: Assessing changes in arthropod community assemblage using both parametric and non-parametric approaches

    08 May 2023 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Andrew Cameron

    Virginia Commonwealth University

    This lesson, which is based around recently published paper in the Journal of Ecological Applications, introduces students to both parametric and non-parametric approaches to statistical analysis...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/4312/?v=1

  19. The Edge Effect

    03 May 2023 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Sean McNamara1, Kiersten Newtoff2, Kelly Livernoche2, Allison Bell, Jeff Leips3, Gina Wesley2, William Gretes4

    1. Community College of Baltimore County 2. Montgomery College 3. University of Maryland Baltimore County 4. Howard Community College

    This module has students venturing outdoors to take a 50m transect and collect abundance data on plants utilizing quadrats in both edge and interior environment. Mathematically the goals of this...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/4292/?v=1

  20. RAT ATTACK! Population growth

    07 Apr 2023 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Kiersten Newtoff1, Gina Wesley1, Will Gretes2, Allison Bell2, Kelly Livernoche1, Sean McNamara3, Jeff Leips4

    1. Montgomery College 2. Howard Community College 3. Community College of Baltimore County 4. University of Maryland Baltimore County

    This module contains exercises focused on the use and interpretation of density independent and density dependent population growth models. Students build logistic and exponential growth models in...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/4005/?v=1