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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...
Examining human impacts on tusk evolution in elephants using authentic research data using Serenity
13 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kaitlin Bonner
St. John Fisher College
In this activity students explore and analyze real, authentic research data paired with HHMI’s “Selection for Tuskless Elephants” video in a hands-on investigation of human impacts on elephant...
Quantifying The Drivers and Impacts of Natural Disturbance Events – The 2013 Colorado Floods
12 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Heather Susanne Zimbler-DeLorenzo
This lesson focuses on ways that scientists identify and use data to understand ecological disturbance events using data from five public datasets. The main lesson focused on interpretation of...
Regulación de expresión génica y adipogénesis por PPAR-γ
09 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Juan Sebastián Ramírez-Lugo
University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras
En ésta actividad de dibujo / coloreado los estudiantes aprenderán sobre los diferentes componentes involucrados en la regulación de la activación de PPAR-γ, un factor de transcripción que juega un...
Using Synthetic Biology to Teach Data Science
26 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Margaret S Saha1, Beteel Abu-Ageel1, Sanjana Challa1, Xiangyi Fang1, Chai Hibbert1, Anna Isler1, Elias Nafziger1, Adam Oliver1, Hanqiu Peng1, Julia Urban1, Vivian Zhu1
College of William and Mary
Abstract for poster on using synthetic biology to introduce students to meaningful data mining, analysis, and application to engineering novel biological constructs.
Predator-Prey Interactions: Selective foraging by wolf spiders
20 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Cindy Bennington
This interactive case study is intended for use in lower-division biology or ecology courses to complement the SimUText (SimBio) chapter entitled Predation, Herbivory and Parasitism.
Leaping Lemur Life History
This interrupted case study is intended for use in lower-division biology or ecology courses to complement the SimUText (SimBio) Life History chapter. Students practice calculating life history...
11 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By James Burton Deemy
College of Coastal Georgia
In this exercise students work in groups to design an agroecosystem to feed a Mars Colony while accounting for space and energy transfer limitations.
This is an exercise in island biogeography that allows students to reconstruct splits in the evolutionary history of several hypothetical frog species.
Adaptation of Investigating human impacts on stream ecology: locally and nationally
10 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Catherine Sughrue Etter
Cape Cod Community College
TIEE Module- How does nutrient pollution impact stream ecosystems locally and nationally?
A Fun Introductory Command Line Exercise: Next Generation Sequencing Quality Analysis with Emoji!
07 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Rachael St. Jacques1, Max Maza1, Sabrina Robertson2, Guoqing Lu3, Andrew Lonsdale4, Ray A Enke5
1. Department of Biology, James Madison University 2. Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 3. Department of Biology and School of Interdisciplinary Informatics, University of Nebraska Omaha 4. ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls, Melbourne University 5. James Madison University
This resource is a fun computer-based intro to command line programming. The activity takes FASTQ NGS data files and runs a fun program called FASTQE.
Answer Checking - Modified for Environmental Data Analysis/Statistics Course
06 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jennifer Prairie
University of San Diego
Modified answer checking worksheet from original BIOMAAP resource to include two additional questions relating to probability/P-values.
Figure of the Week: Environmental Data Analysis/Statistics Version
Adaptation of Figure of the Day activity used on a weekly basis in an environmental data analysis/statistics course.
Exploring how climate will impact plant-insect distributions and interactions using open data and informatics
By Wendy Clement1, Kathleen Prudic2, Jeffrey Oliver3
1. The College of New Jersey 2. University of Arizona 3. University of Arizona Libraries
This teaching module provides an entry point for students to learn about data science, open data repositories (e.g., citizen science data), and species distribution modeling to study the effects of...
Investigating Primary Productivity
03 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Heather Olins
In this 3-part investigation, students discuss, make predictions, and work with data about global scale net primary productivity.
Figure of the Day - Teaching Notes - Boersma
01 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kate S Boersma
Teaching notes from my application of Figure of the Day in my BIOL305 Ecology lecture course for biology majors.
Introduction to Growth Mindset - Teaching Notes - Boersma
Teaching notes from my use of BIOMAAP Growth Mindset teaching materials in my 300 level Ecology class for majors.
Processes that Regulate Patterns of Species and Genetic Diversity - Intro Environmental Science
By Megan Kelly
Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago
This activity was adapted for use in an intro non-majors Environmental Science course, with an emphasis on collaborative data collection.
The Effect of Climate Change on Butterfly Phenology - Intro Environmental Science
In this module, students practice interpreting the relationship between variables before exploring changes in butterfly phenology through the use of natural history collections data.
Mutation and Equilibrium Worksheet
30 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
This is a worksheet created for students to complete when doing the Mutation and Equilibrium MathBench activity.