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Islands as a Tool for Teaching Ecology and Evolution
05 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Joseph Cook1, Yadeeh Sawyer1, Kayce Bell1, Libby Beckman1
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...
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...
Geoscience Methods and Resources for K-5 Pre-Education Majors
By James Burton Deemy
College of Coastal Georgia
: Exploring Geoscience Methods was an excellent capstone experience for Elementary Education Majors. The class I used this module with was 24 students of various backgrounds and academic...
Do urban yards serve as a refuge for native land snail species?
24 May 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kathryn Elizabeth Perez
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
This module contains a series of take-home activities to prepare students to analyze their own dataset collected in lab.
Global Temperature Change in the 21st Century
05 Apr 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By James Biardi
This module was used as an introduction to the science of climate change, with the goal of detecting trends in temperature change providing motivation for later course material on climate...
Globally endangered sea turtles of the Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge: A Focus on Scientific Analysis
23 Mar 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Yen-Chu Weng
University of Washington
Based on the sea turtle case, students will (1) work on a worksheet by analyzing existing survey data, (2) conduct a literature review of two relevant research, and (3) draft a proposal for a...
Data Nugget- City Parks and Texas A&M University-Kingsville Camera Trap Assignment
19 Mar 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By April Torres Conkey
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
The Data Nugget- City Parks module was used in a sophomore-junior level undergraduate wildlife management techniques course (with lab) in Fall 2017. Modifications were made to the original Data...
Claymander Field Experiment
01 Mar 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Alexa Warwick1, Louise Mead2, M. Caitlin Fisher-Reid3, Evan Grant4, Chris Sutherland5, Arianna Wills5, Emma Perry3
1. Michigan State University 2. BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action 3. Bridgewater State University 4. USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center 5. University of Massachusetts-Amherst
This activity addresses how predation may affect the frequency of two color morphs in a population. Students collect and analyze data from clay salamander models ('claymanders') to determine...
Map Your Hazards! – Assessing Hazards, Vulnerability and Risk
11 Jan 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Brittany Brand1, Pamela McMullin-Messier2, Melissa Schlegel3
1. Boise State University 2. Central Washington University 3. College of Western Idaho
The Map Your Hazards module provides students an interactive mechanism to engage in place-based exploration of natural hazards, social vulnerability, risk and the factors that shape their...
A Growing Concern: Sustaining Soil Resources through Local Decision Making
By Sarah Fortner1, Martha Murphy2, Hannah Scherer3
1. Wittenberg University 2. Santa Rosa Junior College 3. Virginia Tech
This module addresses this need by providing students the opportunity to examine the differences between intensively managed agricultural landscapes (e.g. grazelands, conventional tillage) and...
Natural Hazards and Risks: Hurricanes
By Lisa Gilbert1, Josh Galster2, Joan Ramage3
1. Williams College 2. Montclair State University 3. Lehigh University
Making the difficult decision to evacuate before a hurricane makes landfall can save lives and property. This two week module explores how hurricanes connect the ocean-atmosphere-terrestrial...
Climate of Change: Interactions and Feedbacks between Water, Air, and Ice
10 Jan 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Cindy Shellito1, Becca Walker2, Cynthia Fadem3
1. University of Northern Colorado 2. Mt. San Antonio College 3. Earlham College
In this two to three week module, students explore short-term climate variability resulting from atmosphere-ocean-ice interactions.
Interactions between Water, Earth’s Surface, and Human Activity
By Sue DeBari1, Kyle Gray2, Julie Monet3
1. Western Washington University 2. University of Northern Iowa 3. California State University - Chico
This two-week (~10-hour) module focuses on water and its importance to humans, both as a limited resource and in shaping Earth's surface.
Environmental Justice and Freshwater Resources
By Adriana Perez1, Jill Schneiderman2, Meg Stewart, Joshua Villalobos3
1. Dona Ana Community College 2. Vassar College 3. El Paso Community College
This module enables students to identify the freshwater components of the hydrologic cycle and connect them to the basic need of all human beings for equal access to clean freshwater.