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Amphibian Diversity: Species Richness and Precipitation
19 Mar 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Debra Linton1, Anna Monfils1, Molly Phillips2, Libby Ellwood3
1. Central Michigan University 2. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida 3. iDigBio
This activity will explore how natural history specimen data can be used to investigate the relationship between precipitation levels in a region and species diversity of amphibians.
Species Range Over Space and Time
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.
Liberating Data for Biodiversity Research
By Libby Ellwood1, Austin Mast2
1. iDigBio 2. Florida State University
The objectives of this exercise are to familiarize you with the information content of biodiversity specimens and their labels, the breadth of that information across geographic space and/or time.
Connecting Students to Citizen Science and Curated Collections
18 Mar 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils1, Erica Krimmel, Debra Linton1, Travis Marsico2, Ashley Morris3, Brad Ruhfel4
1. Central Michigan University 2. Arkansas State University 3. Middle Tennessee State University 4. University of Michigan
This educational module utilizes the traditional plant collection experience to engage students with biodiversity data protocols and resources available in our information-rich digital age.
Exploring Data with BISON
14 Mar 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Erica Krimmel
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
A module to explore aggregated observation and collection information, through BISON, or Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (https://bison.usgs.gov), a tool for visualizing GBIF data.
Processes that Regulate Patterns of Species and Genetic Diversity
12 Mar 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna M. McKee1, Gary T. Green2, John C. Maerz2
1. U.S. Geological Survey South Atlantic Water Science Center 2. The University of Georgia
TIEE Module- This activity was developed for an undergraduate upper level course for natural resources majors. Classes of 20 – 30 students work best for the activity.
A Fun Introductory Command Line Exercise: Next Generation Sequencing Quality Analysis with Emoji!
28 Feb 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.
Island biogeography, spatial ecology, and macroinvertebrate species diversity in Richmond’s rock pools
22 Feb 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Nadia Bukach1, Todd Lookingbill1, Andrew Davidson2, James R Vonesh2, Kristine Grayson1
1. University of Richmond 2. Virginia Commonwealth University
Students investigate questions of community ecology and biogeography using data from an urban rock pool ecosystem. Using ArcGIS 10, students learn to create effective maps, calculate landscape...
Teaching logistic population growth and ecological modelling
23 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Robert F Smith
The lesson is designed to 1) teach students about the concept of logistic population growth, growth rates, and carrying capacity and 2) provide a basic introduction to ecological modeling and...
Avian Censys Analysis
By Darcy Taniguchi
This Swirl course uses ecological data of bird counts and habitat variables to estimate inter-observer variability and the relationship of birds with habitat variables.
Evolutionary Ecophysiology swirl lesson
By Nadia Aubin-Horth
Uses swirl to walk students through how to use R and analyze their own data.
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.
By Didem Ikis
In this lesson, students will learn the necessary statistical terms to understand two-way ANOVA, how to visualize their data, how to perform two-way ANOVA and interpret their results, and how to...
Discrete Math Modeling with Biological Applications (Course Materials)
By Erin N. Bodine
These are the materials for Math 214 offered at Rhodes College.
Investigating Determinants of Richness in Ephemeral and Permanent Wetlands Using Linear Models in Shiny
21 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kristofor Voss
This resource seeks to provide a quantitative platform by which students can be taught about interactive effects using the TIEE module created by Little (2018). Key to the adaptation is the use of...
Discrete Modeling and Structures (Course Materials)
16 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Carrie Diaz Eaton
These are the materials for DCS course offered at Bates College. This is a sampler of structures and ways they are used to model biological and social phenomena.
Islands as a Tool for Teaching Ecology and Evolution
14 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Yadeeh Sawyer1, Libby Beckman1, Kayce Bell1, Joseph Cook1
University of New Mexico
Module for Ecology & Evolution course covering island biogeography principles, The scientific process and hypothesis testing, statistical methods (t-tests, regression), and online database use...
Plasmodium Problem Space
07 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Sam S Donovan
University of Pittsburgh
This problem space brings together diverse resources with the goal of helping biology teachers and learners engage in research investigations.
Testing hypotheses about the role of wildfire in structuring avian communities
By Lesley Bulluck
Dept of Biology and Center for Environmental Studies
This module assesses the role of wildfire in the eastern US and its impact on bird communities using NEON bird survey data from pre- and post- a major wildfire in the Great Smoky Mountains National...
Using Undergraduate Molecular Biology Labs to Discover Targets of miRNAs in Humans
04 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Adam Idica1, Jordan Thompson1, Irene Munk Pedersen1, Pavan Kadandale1
University of California, Irvine
In this lesson, we describe an easily adaptable lab module that can be used in existing undergraduate molecular biology lab courses to conduct authentic scientific research, published in CourseSource