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Biological Diversity in Wetlands: Applying the Scientific Method
04 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Orissa Moulton
Texas A & M University Galveston
An introduction to the Scientific Method for Introductory Biology students using plant and animal richness and environmental data from ephemeral ponds and permanent wetlands.
The nose knows: How tri-trophic interactions and natural history shape bird foraging behavior. An introduction to statistical analysis in animal behavior research
20 Dec 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Julia Burrows
Students investigate the role of olfaction and infochemicals on bird foraging behavior through two different quantitative activities where they generate hypotheses, create figures, conduct data...
Climate Change, Phenology, and Community Interactions: Helping students explore the complexity of changing ecosystems
12 Dec 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By John Doudna
Lake Michigan College
Students explore findings from long-term studies of migrating and hibernating animals at high elevation. Students then use this understanding to explore the phenology of species and possible...
Make the Case: Using Case Studies to Increase Quantitative Biology Skills (Spring 2019 FMN)
13 Nov 2018 |
Posted by Deborah Rook
Are you interested in adopting case studies that address quantitative reasoning skills? Apply now to join us for the Make the Case: Using Case Studies to Increase Quantitative Biology Skills...
Announcing: The SimBio/QUBES Faculty Mentoring Network for Spring 2019
30 Oct 2018 |
Posted by Deborah Rook
Do you teach undergraduate Ecology? Are you interested in active learning approaches that emphasize quantitative reasoning? Apply now to join us for the Spring 2019 SimBio/QUBES Faculty...
Documenting teaching scholarship among undergraduate biology educators using OER
13 Aug 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Ahrash Bissell1, Lauren Collister2, Sam S Donovan2, Drew LaMar3, Hayley Orndorf2
1. The Monterey Institute for Technology and Education 2. University of Pittsburgh 3. College of William and Mary
Poster on the use, adaptation, and reuse of Open Educational Resources within the QUBES community at OpenEd 2018
Fall 2018 Faculty Mentoring Network with BSA!
24 Jul 2018 |
Posted by Deborah Rook
Did you miss the Spring 2018 opportunity? Good news! The Botanical Society of America (BSA) is teaming up with QUBES to host another Faculty Mentoring Network in Spring 2018! Participants...
National Ecological Observatory Network: A Data Source For Your Classroom
15 Jun 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Megan A. Jones
National Ecological Observatory Network
Poster on the National Ecological Observatory Network and using NEON data and resources in your classroom presented at the 2018 QUBES/BioQUEST Summer Workshop
Plants by the Numbers
By J. Phil Gibson
University of Oklahoma
Session presentation on quantitative botanical activities at the 2018 QUBES/BioQUEST Summer Workshop
The nose knows: How tri-trophic interactions and natural history shape bird foraging behavior
12 Jun 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kaitlin Bonner1, Gregory Cunningham1
St. John Fisher College
Students investigate the role of olfaction and infochemicals on bird foraging behavior through three different quantitative modules. In this module students create graphs, generate statistics, draw...
Painting turtles: an introduction to species distribution modeling in R
By Anna Carter
Iowa State University
This module uses R software to introduce students to the process of accessing databases and building species distribution models based on occurrence records.
The Effect of Climate Change on Butterfly Phenology
By Debra Linton1, Anna Monfils1, Molly Phillips2, Elizabeth Ellwood3
1. Central Michigan University 2. Florida Museum of Natural History 3. La Brea Tar Pits & Museum
In this module, students explore changes in butterfly phenology through the use of natural history collections data.
Investigating Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Ecologies Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (Abstract) | TIEE
By Maruthi Bhaskar
Texas Southern University
Identifying, mapping and understanding the magnitude and the spatial prevalence of the Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) such as chlamydia and gonorrhea diseases. Analyzing the spatial trends of...
Parasites -- They're what's for dinner: Investigating the role of parasites in aquatic food webs
By Sarah Orlofske
Northeastern Illinois University
Use a well-resolved food web database from a freshwater wetland ecosystem in central California to explore how parasites influence community properties and learn how food webs are constructed and...
Investigating Leaf Litter Decomposition and Invertebrate Communities in Streams
By Alida Janmaat
University of the Fraser Valley
Students utilize the provided dataset to engage in an open-inquiry project on the impacts of abiotic and biotic factors on stream macroinvertebrate communities and/or leaf litter decomposition.
Environment-Richness Relationships in Ephemeral and Permanent Wetlands: Guided Inquiry with Graph Interpretation (Abstract) | TIEE
By Amanda M Little
University of Wisconsin-Stout
An introduction to linear models using plant and animal richness-environment relationships in ephemeral ponds and permanent wetlands.
The Biology of Climate Change: The effects of a changing climate on migrating and over-wintering species at a high-elevation field station
By Carrie Wu1, Amy Ellwein2
1. University of Richmond 2. Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory
Students evaluate weather and phenology data sets spanning 40+ years from a high-elevation field station in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, to test predictions about the effects of climate change on...
Video Tutorials for Computational Genomics
12 Apr 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Laura Harris
YouTube videos by Laura Harris on a variety of genomics and bioinformatics topics.
Confronting the challenges of bringing research data into undergraduate classrooms using online faculty mentoring networks
19 Jan 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Arietta Fleming-Davies1, Gabriela Hamerlinck2, Alison N Hale3, Tom Langen4, Teresa Mourad5, Kristin Jenkins6, Sam S Donovan3
1. QUBES; Radford University 2. QUBES, BioQUEST 3. University of Pittsburgh 4. Clarkson University 5. Ecological Society of America 6. BioQUEST
Poster on using ecological research data in undergraduate courses
New FMN for Life Science Instructors - Application deadline July 30!
17 Jul 2017 |
Posted by Carrie Diaz Eaton
Announcing a new peer faculty development network for instructors of life science kicking off in August! This QUBES FMN will be completely virtual (no conference attendance required) and...