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NMDS to Study Dead Wood Fungi Communities in Parks of New Jersey
30 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Maria Shumskaya1, Christopher Zambell1
Students use dead wood (saproxylic) fungi occurrence data from New Jersey, USA collected by students and faculty of Kean University to learn the basics of community ecology. Simple NMDS ordination...
Cystic Fibrosis Mechanism and Treatment
01 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By HHMI BioInteractive
This animation shows how mutations in an ion channel protein lead to the genetic disease cystic fibrosis. The animation also discusses how research on this protein has been used to develop...
Network for Integrating Bioinformatics into Life Sciences Education (NIBLSE): Recent Activities
11 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By William Morgan
The College of Wooster
Presentation on NIBLSE at the 2019 Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference
03 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lisa Dierker
E-book in .pdf format and customizable .iba format
Frayer model growth mindset
01 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Heather McGray
San Diego City College
A Frayer model worksheet for the concept of growth mindset.
Figure of the Week (Non-major's Biology)
Students use their number sense to make observations and come up with reasonable guesses or explanations for the patterns shown.
Competition under the Sea: Exploring the competitive interaction between native and non-native seagrasses in the Caribbean
26 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Demian Alexander Willette
Loyola Marymount University
A mini-case study that uses real-world data to explore the competitive interaction among seagrasses.
Sequence Similarity Resource Adaptation: Exploring Ebola Virus
16 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By William Tapprich
University of Nebraska-Omaha
This adaptation of the sequence similarity resource provides biology students with a basic set of bioinformatics concepts and tools. These concepts and tools are used to explore relationships...
10 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Susan Butts1, Talia Karim2, Chris Norris1
1. Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History 2. University of Colorado, Boulder
Create a gallery of fossil organisms and identify distinctive body parts (wings, suckers, modified appendages) from the collection. Analyze and interpret these features to predict what type of...
Students of Color Identify Ways Enivronmental Faculty Can Advance Racial/Ethnic Diversity in Undergraduate Programs
02 Apr 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Tania Schusler
Loyola University Chicago
This grounded theory study documents the experiences of students of color in undergraduate environmental degree programs. Its results can inform faculty, staff, and administrators about how to...
Species Range Over Space and Time
19 Mar 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Debra Linton1, Anna Monfils1, Libby Ellwood2, Molly Phillips3
1. Central Michigan University 2. iDigBio 3. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida
In this module, students use data from natural history collections to look at range shifts related to climate variables over different time periods.
Plant Cell Expansion and Plant Hormones
15 Feb 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lou Gross1, Monica Beals1, Susan Harrell1
University of Tennessee Knoxville
This module introduces the cell enlargement model in the context of understanding plant hormones' effects. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
23 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Stephen Gosnell
Baruch College, City University of New York
This lesson focused on introducing students to binomial data analysis and reinforcing concepts of confidence intervals, p-value interpretation, and one- vs two-sided tests.
Finding Selection in All the Right Places
03 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Juliet F. K. Noor, Mohamed A. F. Noor
Lab introducing students to evolutionary genetics using bioinformatics and biocuration, published as GSA Learning Resource
Introduction to Python for Data Science Course
05 Nov 2018 | Teaching Materials
Free Introduction to Python for Data Science Course at DataCamp
Introduction to R Course
Free Introduction to R Course at DataCamp
An Introduction to Statistical Learning: with Applications in R
23 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Gareth James1, Daniela Witten2, Trevor Hastie3, Robert Tibshirani3
1. University of Southern California 2. University of Washington 3. Stanford University
This book provides an introduction to statistical learning methods and is aimed for upper level undergraduate students, masters students and Ph.D. students in the non-mathematical sciences.
T2R38 taste receptor polymorphisms underlie susceptibility to upper respiratory infection
By Robert J Lee1, Guoxiang Xiong1, Jennifer M. Kofonow1
University of Pennsylvania
Article presenting evidence that the bitter taste receptor T2R38 regulates the mucosal innate defense of the human upper airway.
Terrestrial Trophic Cascades & Population Structure
22 Jun 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Gregory Zimmerman, J. Phil Gibson1
University of Oklahoma
In this activity, students will use data from natural parks to examine trophic cascades.
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...