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Tags: lab protocol

Teaching & Reference Material (1-20 of 21)

  1. Pokemon Go and Ecology

    17 Feb 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Elizabeth C Davis-Berg, Joshua Drew, Stephanie Sardelis <>

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: are resources associated with using Pokemon Go to teach concepts in Ecology.  They can be used from Introductory non-majors classes up through graduate classes.

  2. DataCamp

    06 Nov 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Drew LaMar

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: Easiest Way to Learn Data Science OnlineMaster data analysis from the comfort of your browser, at your own pace, tailored to your needs and expertise. Whether...

  3. Mutation and Selection: An Exploration of Antibiotic Resistance in Serratia marcescens

    15 Sep 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Laurel Hester, Mark Sarvary, Corey Ptak

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: published this paper with Mark Sarvary and Corey Ptak in the 2014 Proceedings of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education based on a laboratory module we...

  4. AIMS: Dendroclimatology

    21 Dec 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Stockton Maxwell, Jeremy M Wojdak

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: AIMS (Analyzing Images to learn Mathematics and Statistics) project was founded on the idea that students don't often care much about analysis until they care about...

  5. A Laboratory Class Exploring Microbial Diversity and Evolution Using Online Databases, the Biology Workbench, and Phylogenetics Software

    29 Sep 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Sarah Boomer, Kelly Shipley, Bryan Dutton, Daniel Lodge

    Students assemble and align bacterial datasets using DNA information downloaded from the National Center for Biotechnology Information website and Biology Workbench.  Specifically, they compare unknown original DNA sequences (from, in our case, hot spring communities) to a backbone of...

  6. Performing a Population Viability Analysis from Data Students Collect on a Local Plant

    23 Sep 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Noah Chamey, Sydne Record

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: two lab periods, students collect demographic data on perennial plants and then use these data in a matrix model to perform population viability analyses. During the first lab,...

  7. Teaching Exponential and Logistic Growth in a Variety of Classroom and Laboratory Settings

    03 Aug 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Barry Aronhime, Bret D. Elderd, Carol Wicks, Margaret McMichael, Elizabeth Eich

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: and conservation biology contain numerous examples of populations growing without bounds or shrinking towards extinction. For these populations, the change in the number of...

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

    29 Jun 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Erin N. Bodine

    This resource has updated versions:Version 1.0 (2018) 2.0 (2019) -- This version no longer has the Agent-Based Modeling materialsThese are the...

  9. AIM-UP! GIS and bats lesson

    28 Mar 2015 |

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: 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...

  10. 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: 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...

  11. 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: 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...

  12. Exploring the Lotka-Volterra Competition Model using Two Species of Parasitoid Wasps

    25 Mar 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Christopher W. Beck, Judy A. Guinan, Lawrence S. Blumer, Robert W. Matthews

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: exercise in which students collect data on parasitoid wasps and fit Lotka-Volterra competition models.  The authors' abstract:"In this investigation,...

  13. POPULUS Lotka - Volterra, the logistic equation & Isle Royale

    13 Feb 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Stephen Malcolm

    Laboratory exercise explores predator-prey dynamics using Populus.

  14. POPULUS Simulations of interspecific competition using the Lotka-Volterra model

    13 Feb 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Scott Creel

    Explores the Lotka-Volterra model of interspecific competition using Populus.  

  15. POPULUS Evolutionary forces

    03 Feb 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Jonathan M. Brown

    This lab is focused on understanding how evolutionary forces - including mutation, genetic drift, migration, and selection - result in changes in population allele frequencies.  

  16. Population Growth

    30 Jan 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Miles Silman

    Lab exercise in which students model both discrete and continuous density-independent growth. Students also model discrete and time-lagged density-dependent growth. General questions are provided at the end.

  17. Lotka-Volterra, the logistic equation, and Isle Royale

    30 Jan 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Stephen Malcolm

    Students work through the basic Lotka-Volterra predator prey model using an example in which the prey exhibit density independence.  Students then incorporate density dependence of prey items using several different features of Populus.

  18. POPULUS Genetic Drift Computer Simulation

    30 Jan 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Joanna Vondrasek, Janis Antonovics, Doug Taylor

    A stand-alone lab exercise developed for the Evolution course at the University of Virginia. Explores the effects of population size and initial allele frequency on the loss/fixation of alleles.  

  19. OpenIntro

    24 Jan 2015 |

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: was started with one goal in mind: create a free and open-source introductory textbook. The mission of OpenIntro is to make educational products that...

  20. CATALST - Change Agents for Teaching and Learning Statistics

    22 Jan 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Joan Garfield, Robert delMas, Andrew Zieffler, Allan Rossman, Beth Chance, John Holcomb, George Cobb

    From the project website: "This project uses the acronym CATALST (Change Agents for Teaching and Learning Statistics) to represent the goal of accelerating change in the teaching and learning of statistics. The changes we are working towards are in both content and pedagogy. Our focus is the...