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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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...

  4. Teaching logistic population growth and ecological modelling

    23 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Robert F Smith

    Lycoming College

    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...

  5. Avian Censys Analysis

    23 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    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.

  6. Evolutionary Ecophysiology swirl lesson

    23 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Nadia Aubin-Horth

    Université Laval

    Uses swirl to walk students through how to use R and analyze their own data.

  7. Binomial test

    23 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    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.

  8. Two-Way ANOVA

    23 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Didem Ikis

    Towson University

    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...

  9. Discrete Math Modeling with Biological Applications (Course Materials)

    23 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Erin N. Bodine

    Rhodes College

    These are the materials for Math 214 offered at Rhodes College.

  10. Investigating Determinants of Richness in Ephemeral and Permanent Wetlands Using Linear Models in Shiny

    21 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Kristofor Voss

    Regis University

    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...

  11. Discrete Modeling and Structures (Course Materials)

    16 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Carrie Diaz Eaton

    Bates College and QUBES

    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.

  12. 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...

  13. 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.

  14. Testing hypotheses about the role of wildfire in structuring avian communities

    07 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    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...

  15. 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

  16. Using computational molecular modeling software to demonstrate how DNA mutations cause phenotypes

    04 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Tara Phelps-Durr

    Radford University

    This lesson is a five-week series of laboratory activities designed to help students transition from applying lower order thinking skills to the central dogma to applying higher-order thinking skills.

  17. Teaching RNAseq at Undergraduate Institutions: A tutorial and R package from the Genome Consortium for Active Teaching

    04 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Mark Phillip Peterson1, Jacob T Malloy2, Vincent P Buonaccorsi2, James H Marden3

    1. Viterbo University 2. Juniata College 3. Pennsylvania State University

    This lesson plan was created to teach RNAseq analysis as a part of GCAT-SEEK network. It is provided here, both in finished form and with the modifiable source code, to allow flexible adaptation to...

  18. Homologous chromosomes? Exploring human sex chromosomes, sex determination and sex reversal using bioinformatics approaches

    04 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Kelsey Metzger

    University of Minnesota, Rochester

    In this four- part guided activity, students will learn about the structure and function of human autosomal and sex chromosomes, view and interpret gene maps, and gain familiarity with basic...

  19. A Hands-on Introduction to Hidden Markov Models

    04 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Tony Weisstein1, Elena Gracheva2, Zane Goodwin2, Zongtai Qi2, Wilson Leung2, Christopher D. Shaffer2, Sarah C.R. Elgin2

    1. Truman State University 2. Washington University in St. Louis

    A lesson in which students will understand the basic structure of an HMM, the types of data used in ab initio gene prediction, and its consequent limitations.

  20. Biological Diversity in Wetlands: Applying the Scientific Method

    04 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Orissa Moulton

    Texas A & M University Galveston

    An introduction to the Scientific Method for Introductory Biology students using plant and animal richness and environmental data from ephemeral ponds and permanent wetlands.