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Natural Hazards and Risks: Hurricanes
11 Jan 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
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...
NEON Data in the Classroom: Implementing and Adapting an Open Education NEON Resource “Quantifying the Drivers and Impacts of Natural Disturbance Events-The 2013 Colorado Floods” for the Southern California Classroom.
11 Dec 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Adriane Clark Jones
Mount Saint Mary's University
Natural disasters and subsequent ecological disturbance events illustrate the complexity of problems in ecology and environmental science, and can be used as effective teaching tools. Unpacking the...
Nuclear and Cytoplasmic Viscosity
15 Feb 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lou Gross1, Monica Beals1, Susan Harrell1
University of Tennessee Knoxville
This module introduces a modified Stokes-Einstein equation in the context of understanding the difference in viscosity between the nucleus and cytoplasm of cells
This module introduces exponential decay and the rate of influx in the context of understanding the transport of molecules from the cytoplasm to the nucleus. It is intended for an introductory...
This module introduces the nucleoplasmic index in the context of understanding how the volume of organelles and cell contents change during the cell cycle. It is intended for an introductory...
Online exercise: Managing Prairie Dogs for Ferret Reintroduction: A Case Study
23 May 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Tatiana Roth
Coppin State University
This data-driven ‘ferret reintroduction’ exercise, adapted from https://www.sesync.org/printpdf/2264, was developed for undergraduate students in an online non-majors biology course as a final...
29 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Divid Diez1, Chris Barr1, Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel2
1. OpenIntro 2. Duke University
OpenIntro was started with one goal in mind: create a free and open-source introductory textbook.
Optimal Foraging in Swirl
15 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Mary Elizabeth McWhirt1, Emily Weigel1
Georgia Institute of Technology
This lesson centers around the marginal value theorem (MVT, Charnov 1976), which describes how animals should forage in patches. It serves as a pre-lab to teach MVT basics, vectors, ANOVA, and...
Optimal Foraging Theory
This module introduces the optimal foraging strategy in the context of understanding competition and coexistence among species. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
This module introduces the osmotic work equation in the context of understanding osmoregulation. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Outstanding Oaks: Quercus Phenology at NEON Sites
22 Jun 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jackie Matthes
This resource uses an app hosted on QUBES to visualize similarities and differences in Quercus phenology at three NEON sites in California, Florida, and Massachusetts.
Oxygen Diffusion in Simple Organisms
This module introduces equations related to oxygen diffusion in the context of understanding the relationship between oxygen needs and metabolism. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Painting turtles: an introduction to species distribution modeling in R
12 Jun 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
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.
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...
Performing a Population Viability Analysis from Data Students Collect on a Local Plant
05 Jan 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Noah Chamey1, Sydne Record2
1. Hampshire College 2. Harvard University
Experiment included in Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology (TIEE) Volume 9
Permeability of Molecules
10 Dec 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
This module introduces Overton's Rule in the context of understanding the permeability of molecules across the cell membrane. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Phenology and Climate Change
14 Jun 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jennifer Apple
This is an FMN participant modification of the TIEE module "Investigating the footprint of climate change on phenology and ecological interactions in north-central North America,"...
Phenotypic plasticity and predation
29 Aug 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jeremy M Wojdak1, Justin Touchon2
1. Radford University 2. Vassar College
Students predict changes to tadpole morphology and coloration after considering characteristics of the predator species and the prey themselves then test their own hypotheses (typically with...
24 Aug 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
Phototropism and Gravitropism: Quantifying Stem Curvature in Plants Introduction
This module introduces phototropism and gravitropism in the context of understanding how to quantify stem curvature of plants. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.