22 May 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Mary Vanderschoot
Wheaton College, Wheaton IL USA
In this activity, students will apply a variety of techniques for analyzing nonlinear systems (e.g., nullclines, linearization, and technologies for drawing phase portraits) to study...
By William (Bill) Skerbitz
Students will walk through a detailed derivation and review of basic population models (exponential and logistic) to create and understand variations of those models.
09 May 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jacob Duncan
Winona State University, Winona MN USA
We use a system of difference equations that incorporates a temperature-dependent MPB population growth rate to model the outbreak and recovery cycle in mountain pine beetle-infested forests.
17 May 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Stephen Morse1, Brian Allen1, Stanley Florkowski1
United States Military Academy, West Point, NY USA
The primary aim of this project is to draw a connection between differential equations and vector calculus, using population ecology modeling as a vehicle.
A Remote Introductory Biology Lab Using Backyard Birdwatching to Teach Data Analysis and Communication
29 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jennifer J. Rahn
William & Mary
Asking questions, designing experiments, collecting data and interpreting those data, and communicating the results are some of the most important concepts an undergraduate biology lab can teach...
A Walk Through the Woods
09 Jan 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jerome Chave1, David Coomes2, Steven Jansen3, Simon Lewis4, Nathan Swenson5, Amy Zanne6, Gaby Lopez-Gonzales7, J Ilic, RB Miller8, MC Wiemann9, Samantha Swauger10
1. The Academy of Europe 2. Cambridge University 3. Ulm University 4. University College London 5. University of Maryland 6. The George Washington University 7. University of Leeds 8. University of California, Berkeley 9. University of Florida 10. DryadLab
Data driven curriculum module from Dryad Digital Repository
AIM-UP! Coal balls lesson
22 Jan 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Monte Garroutte1, Jordan Metzgar1, Hirotsugu Mori1
University of Alaska Museum of the North
In this activity, students learn about ancient plant life and climate change by examining coal balls. In addition to the lesson itself, information is provided on where to purchase coal ball peel...
AIM-UP! GIS and bats lesson
22 Jan 2018 | Teaching Materials
This lesson introduces the use of GIS (geographic information systems) in the study of biological questions, using bats as the model organism. This activity requires access to GIS software.
AIMS- Analyzing Images to learn Mathematics and Statistics - studying leaf cutter ants to learn linear regression
03 Jan 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jeremy M Wojdak
This is a teaching resource that uses fascinating images and videos of leaf cutter ants foraging in Panama to provide an engaging context for students to learn about mathematics and statistics.
An Introduction to the R Programming Environment
02 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By K. A. Garrett1, P. D. Esker1, A. H. Sparks1
Kansas State University
An online module introducing students and biologists to R, published in American Phytopathological Society
04 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
An Introduction to the Squirrel-Net Teaching Modules
30 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Laurie Dizney*1, Patrice K. Connors2, Johanna Varner2, Jennifer M. Duggan3, Hayley C. Lanier4, Liesl P. Erb5, Elizabeth A. Flaherty6, Christopher J. Yahnke7, John D. Hanson8
1. University of Portland 2. Colorado Mesa University 3. California State University, Monterey Bay 4. University of Oklahoma 5. Warren Wilson College 6. Purdue University 7. University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point 8. Institute for Biodiversity Research and Education
Although course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) are gaining popularity in biology, most are designed for benchwork-based laboratory courses while few focus on field-based skills....
Are you teaching biostatistics with R? Suggestions to help you as work with your students.
04 May 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Olivia Tabares
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Teaching students how to code and analyze data in R is important for the fields of biology and ecology. Olivia Tabares and the Ecological Forecasting Education Working Group created this resource...
16 Dec 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Olivia Tabares-Mendoza
Avian Censys Analysis
23 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Darcy Taniguchi
California State University San Marcos
This Swirl course uses ecological data of bird counts and habitat variables to estimate inter-observer variability and the relationship of birds with habitat variables.
Biodiversity Show and Tell: An Accessible Activity to Encourage Students to Explore the Tree of Life
By Sarah R. Stockwell*1, Jessica A. Davids1
University of California San Diego
An appreciation of organismal diversity is a requirement for understanding evolution and ecology, and can serve as a source of amazement and wonder that inspires students to enjoy biology. However,...
Case Study - Storks vs Babies
11 Nov 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Carrie Diaz Eaton
Bates College and QUBES
This is a R project based on the Robert Matthews paper Storks vs Babies. The idea is to replicate the results of the paper, learn a bit about R for linear fits and graphing and explore correlation...
Changes in Lake Ice: Ecosystem Response to Global Change
11 Jul 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By adriane Jones
Mount Saint Mary's University of Los Angeles
This is an FMN participant modification of the TIEE module "Changes in Lake Ice: Ecosystem Responses to Global Change," authored by Robert Bohanan, Marianne Krasny, and Adam Welman in 2005.
23 Jun 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Cynthia Tant
Coding Club: A Positive Peer-Learning Community
22 Apr 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Gergana Daskalova1, Sandra Angers-Blondin1, John Godlee1, Izzy Rich1, Beverly Tan1, Declan Valters1, Haydn Thomas1, Pedro Miranda1, Gabriela Hajduk1, Kat Keogan1, Isla Myers-Smith1, Kyle Dexter1, Christina Coakley1
University of Edinburgh
Free and self-paced tutorials and courses for learning to code out of the University of Edinburgh