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  1. 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.

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/378/?v=1

  2. The Effect of Climate Change on Butterfly Phenology

    12 Jun 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    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.

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/469/?v=1

  3. Investigating Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Ecologies Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (Abstract) | TIEE

    12 Jun 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    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...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/423/?v=1

  4. Parasites -- They're what's for dinner: Investigating the role of parasites in aquatic food webs

    12 Jun 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    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...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/422/?v=1

  5. Investigating Leaf Litter Decomposition and Invertebrate Communities in Streams

    12 Jun 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    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.

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/383/?v=1

  6. Environment-Richness Relationships in Ephemeral and Permanent Wetlands: Guided Inquiry with Graph Interpretation (Abstract) | TIEE

    12 Jun 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    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.

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/384/?v=1

  7. Diseasebots

    12 Jun 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Arietta Fleming-Davies1, Skylar Hopkins2

    1. QUBES; Radford University 2. UC Santa Barbara and Virginia Tech

    This module explores the effects of host density on contact rates and transmission of pathogens or mutualist symbionts using a hands-on simulation, a computer agent-based model in NetLogo, and an...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/641/?v=1

  8. 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...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/571/?v=1

  9. Freezer Full of Fossils v2.0

    11 Jun 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Louise Mead1, Michael James Wiser1, Noah Ribeck2, Fred Hingst3, Richard Schultz4, Richard Lenski1

    1. BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action, Michigan State University 2. University of California, Santa Barbara 3. Dewitt High School 4. St. Johns High School

    The Long Term Evolution Experiment started by Dr. Richard Lenski provides a rich dataset to help students explore concepts of fitness, replication, and adaption.

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/642/?v=1

  10. Transpiration

    06 Jun 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Maryann Adel Borsick Herman1, J. Phil Gibson2

    1. St. John Fisher College 2. University of Oklahoma

    In this lab, students will examine differences between C3 and C4 plants in their transpiration rates.

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/622/?v=1

  11. Seed Dispersal in Tropical Forests - implementation at a small, Primarily Undergraduate Institution

    06 Jun 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Maryann Adel Borsick Herman1, HHMI BioInteractive

    St. John Fisher College

    In this activity, students use data from published studies to understand patterns of seed dispersal and apply these ideas to the design of a conservation area.

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/631/?v=1

  12. Using Systems Thinking in Introductory Biology Courses

    31 May 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Jessica Martin

    University of Providence

    The Systems Thinking module (Units 1-3) was utilized in two separate introductory biology courses, General Biology II Lab and The Living Environment online course.

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/614/?v=1

  13. Using Climate of Change in a Non Majors Sustainability Course

    30 May 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Stefanie Kring

    Clarkson University

    The Climate of Change module was implemented in my Introduction to Environmental Sustainability course. We concluded the semester with an in depth examination of climate change, which includes how...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/610/?v=1

  14. The Carbon Cycle, Climate Change, and Feedback Loops

    29 May 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Molly Redmond

    UNC Charlotte

    I combined material from the Carbon, Climate and Energy Resources Module and the Changing Biosphere Module to help students understand climate change, the carbon cycle, and feedback loops in my...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/602/?v=1

  15. Geoscience Methods and Resources for K-5 Pre-Education Majors

    28 May 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    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...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/572/?v=1

  16. 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.

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/597/?v=1

  17. Sleep and Learning Lab

    24 May 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Jennifer Doherty1, Gideon Dunster1, Horacio de la Iglesia1

    University of Washington

    Students use sleep and exam data from Introductory Biology students to investigate the question: Does a circadian rhythm, the sleep-wake cycle, influence an important mammalian adaptation, the...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/594/?v=1

  18. 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...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/538/?v=1

  19. Trinity-Marshall Island case

    22 May 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Mahshid Khavari

    Trinity Washington University

    Trinity Washington University-Discovering Planet Earth (ENVS 101- An introductory science course designed for non-science majors, study "Marshall Island" case. Students are split into four groups...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/488/?v=2

  20. Trinity Washington University- A Pipeline in Paradise

    22 May 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Mahshid Khavari

    Trinity Washington University

    Trinity Washington University-Discovering Planet Earth (ENVS 101- An introductory science course designed for non-science majors, study "A Pipeline in Paradise" case. Students were divided to four...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/484/?v=3