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Exploring the population dynamics of wintering bald eagles through long-term data using R
21 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kristen Kaczynski
California State University - Chico
The purpose of this modification was to take the analyses that were done in Excel and have the students perform them using R. Students were not given any R code for this activity, as R code was...
Quantifying and Visualizing Campus Tree Phenology
18 Apr 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Nate Emery1, Caleb Trujillo1, Andrew Jarosz1, Tammy M Long1
Michigan State University
This lesson, published on CourseSource, enables collaborative teams to collect, quantify, and analyze observable seasonal changes in nature.
Connecting Students to Citizen Science and Curated Collections
18 Mar 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils1, Erica Krimmel, Debra Linton1, Travis Marsico2, Ashley Morris3, Brad Ruhfel4
1. Central Michigan University 2. Arkansas State University 3. Middle Tennessee State University 4. University of Michigan
This educational module utilizes the traditional plant collection experience to engage students with biodiversity data protocols and resources available in our information-rich digital age.
Discrete Modeling and Structures (Course Materials)
16 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Carrie Diaz Eaton
These are the materials for DCS course offered at Bates College. This is a sampler of structures and ways they are used to model biological and social phenomena.
Islands as a Tool for Teaching Ecology and Evolution
14 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Yadeeh Sawyer1, Libby Beckman1, Kayce Bell1, Joseph Cook1
University of New Mexico
Module for Ecology & Evolution course covering island biogeography principles, The scientific process and hypothesis testing, statistical methods (t-tests, regression), and online database use...
Using Undergraduate Molecular Biology Labs to Discover Targets of miRNAs in Humans
04 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Adam Idica1, Jordan Thompson1, Irene Munk Pedersen1, Pavan Kadandale1
University of California, Irvine
In this lesson, we describe an easily adaptable lab module that can be used in existing undergraduate molecular biology lab courses to conduct authentic scientific research, published in CourseSource
Teaching RNAseq at Undergraduate Institutions: A tutorial and R package from the Genome Consortium for Active Teaching
By Mark Phillip Peterson1, Jacob T Malloy2, Vincent P Buonaccorsi2, James H Marden3
1. Viterbo University 2. Juniata College 3. Pennsylvania State University
This lesson plan was created to teach RNAseq analysis as a part of GCAT-SEEK network. It is provided here, both in finished form and with the modifiable source code, to allow flexible adaptation to...
The Ames Test
03 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Nathan Goodson-Gregg, Elizabeth A. De Stasio
Introduction to the Ames Test, published as GSA Learning Resource
Adaptation of Terrestrial Trophic Cascades & Population Structure to a Non-Major’s Ecology Course
21 Dec 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By John Howard Starnes
Somerset Community College
In this activity, students will use data from natural parks to examine trophic cascades.
Leaf litter and soil invertebrates
05 Dec 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Tanya Matlaga1, Emily Mausteller2
1. Susquehanna University 2. Marshall University
The diversity of invertebrates occupying the leaf litter and organic layer of soil can be quantified to examine abiotic and biotic questions. This lab can be used as a starting point for a...
Complete Set of Lessons
01 Nov 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anne Rosenwald1, Gaurav Arora2, Vinayak Mathur3
1. Georgetown University 2. Gallaudet University 3. Cabrini University
The Genome Solver Project began as a way to teach faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics - no coding or scripting. These Lessons also work well in the undergraduate classroom, culminating with...
Lesson VI - The Community Science Project
31 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
Genome Solver's Community Science Project was developed as a way to use the skills taught in the previous lessons. We're asking members of the community to provide instances of potential phage...
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.
Sample NetLogo Code of Bacterial Growth
01 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anne Elizabeth Yust
The New School
Each NetLogo file is a sequential version of the final bacterial growth model produced in the Bacterial Growth Tutorial. These are to be used as checks to one's understanding alongside the tutorial.
BSL-4: Authorized Personnel Only
24 Sep 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Nicole Anthony
Biological Sciences, Toronto District School Board
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science resource on the 2014 Ebola epidemic. This resource is also included in the NIBLSE Learning Resource Collection
Regulating Carbon Emissions
12 Sep 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Robyn Smyth1, Sandra Penny2, Curt Gervich3, Gautam Sethi1, Eric Leibensperger3, Pinar Batur4
1. Bard College 2. Sage Colleges 3. SUNY Plattsburgh 4. Vassar College
Learn how to incorporate these teaching materials into your class. Find out what's included with each module. Learn how it can be adapted to work in your classroom.
Leaf cutter ant foraging
24 Aug 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jeremy M Wojdak1, Justin Touchon2, Myra Hughey2
1. Radford University 2. Vassar College
This module introduces students to leaf-cutter ants in the rainforests of Panama. Students derive their own research hypotheses regarding ant foraging or allometric scaling relationships.
Environmental Drivers of Ecosystem Carbon Fluxes from Minutes to Years
11 Jun 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Christopher Gough1, Cindee Giffen2, Thomas W Woodward1
1. Virginia Commonwealth University 2. University of Michigan
Students build on fundamental concepts of ecosystem production and carbon cycling, combining this knowledge with open long-term data from ecological and meteorological networks to uncover the...
Gaining familiarity with R and Work with NEON OS & IS data – Plant phenology & temperature - adaptation
By Nancy Cowden
This adaptation introduces students to R and the NEON OS & IS data – Plant Phenology & Temperature tutorial. A planned extension will prompt students to develop a testable hypothesis, based on...
Have fish assemblages recovered from the legacy of acid rain?
28 May 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Christine May1, Patrick Harmon1
James Madison University
This module provides a framework for upper-level ecology students to learn about limiting factors for stream fish diversity, using data from Shenandoah National Park and gaining skills in...