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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...
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...
A “Rule-of-Five” Framework for Models and Modeling
11 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Carrie Diaz Eaton1, Hannah Callender Highlander2, Kam Dahlquist3, Glenn Ledder4, Drew LaMar5, Richard Schugart6
1. Bates College 2. University of Portland 3. Loyola Marymount University 4. University of Nebraska Lincoln 5. College of William and Mary 6. Western Kentucky University
In this paper, we extend the “Rule-of-Four,” initially used in calculus reform efforts, to a “Rule-of-Five” framework for models and modeling that is inclusive of varying disciplinary definitions...
NEON Data in the Classroom: Using the QUBES Platform and Faculty Mentoring Networks to Build, Adapt, and Publish Data-Driven Open Educational Resources
26 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kusum Naithani1, Megan A. Jones2, Kristine Grayson3
1. University of Arkansas 2. National Ecological Observatory Network 3. University of Richmond
Abstract for poster on the NEON Faculty Mentoring Network presented at the 2019 BioQUEST & QUBES Summer Workshop
AIM-UP! GIS and bats lesson
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28 Mar 2015 |
This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/335This lesson introduces the use of GIS (geographic information systems) in the study of biological questions, using bats as the model organism. This activity requires access to GIS...
AIM-UP! Coal balls lesson
28 Mar 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Monte Garroutte, Jordan Metzgar, Hirotsugu Mori
This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/334In this activity, students learn about ancient plant life and climate change by examining coal balls. In addition to the lesson itself, information is provided on where to purchase coal ball...
Drivers of Avian Local Species Richness: Continental-Scale Gradients, Regional Landscape, or Local Land Cover?
27 Mar 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Tom Langen
This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/269An ecology laboratory focusing upon the concept of species richness and its study.From the module: Students learn how to test hypotheses related to the local, regional, and continental...
Integrating active learning and quantitative skills into undergraduate introductory biology curricula
Citation | Article
Goldstein, Jessica, Flynn, Dan F.B., (2011), "Integrating active learning and quantitative skills into undergraduate introductory biology curricula", The American Biology Teacher, 73, 8: pg: 454-461, October, (DOI: 10.1525/abt.2011.73.8.6)