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Histograms and Boxplots
21 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Suann Yang
This lesson, created for an introductory ecology course, focuses on helping novice R users to import a data file, apply base R plotting functions, and use R Markdown to generate a reproducible report.
Investigating Determinants of Richness in Ephemeral and Permanent Wetlands Using Linear Models in Shiny
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...
Modeling Trophic Interactions in Rice Agriculture: A Jigsaw Approach
18 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Fernando Nieto1, Kiersten Nicole Newtoff2, Kristine Grayson3, Emily Nodine4, Brian Robert Shmaefsky5
1. SUNY Old Westbury 2. Montgomery College 3. University of Richmond 4. Rollins College 5. Lone Star College - Kingwood
Students explore four different issues related to trophic interactions that affect modern rice agriculture practices and consider relationships between these issues using Lotka and Volterra...
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...
Regulation of Gene Expression and Adipogenesis by PPAR-γ
07 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Gary Laverty1, Thomas John Peters2, Juan Sebastián Ramírez-Lugo3, Denise Levin Signorelli4, Saumya Ramanathan
1. University of Delaware 2. University of Pittsburgh 3. University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras 4. College of Southern Nevada
Students learn about transcriptional regulation of PPAR-γ, an important controller of adipose tissue stores and energy metabolism through a drawing/coloring activity of the different components...
Plasmodium Problem Space
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...
Understanding Trophic Interactions in Rice Agriculture: A Jigsaw Approach
05 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kiersten Nicole Newtoff1, Fernando Nieto2, Emily Nodine3, Brian Robert Shmaefsky4, Kristine Grayson5
1. Montgomery College 2. SUNY Old Westbury 3. Rollins College 4. Lone Star College - Kingwood 5. University of Richmond
Students explore four different issues related to trophic interactions that affect modern rice agriculture practices and consider relationships between these issues.
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...
Making toast: Using analogies to explore concepts in bioinformatics
By Kate L. Hertweck
University of Texas at Tyler
Module using analogies to introduce students to genomics
Infectious Chocolate Joy with a Side of Poissonian Statistics: An activity connecting life science students with subtle physics concepts
By Eric T. Holland1, Greg Manley1, Tamara Chiba1, Rona Ramos1, Simon Mochrie1, Jennifer Frederick1
Lesson on what it means for biological processes to be Poissonian, published in CourseSource
Homologous chromosomes? Exploring human sex chromosomes, sex determination and sex reversal using bioinformatics approaches
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...
A Hands-on Introduction to Hidden Markov Models
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.
Data simulation and randomization tests
03 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By James S. Santangelo
University of Toronto
A participatory live-coding lesson on simulating data and performing randomization tests on ecological data in R.
Regulation Across Scales: Data Points Icebreaker Jigsaw
02 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kristine Grayson
University of Richmond
Students examine regulation at cellular, physiological, and ecological scales in a data-based jigsaw to explore how double-negative logic operates across biological systems. This was used as a...
Working with plant phenology data and fitting a nonlinear model using least squares in R
21 Dec 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Madeleine Bonsma-Fisher1, Ahmed Hasan1
A participatory live-coding lesson on working with NEON phenology data and fitting a sine-wave model todetermine when different species get and lose their leaves.
MathBench: Biodiversity Assessment of Stream Biota
By Rebekah Chapman
Georgia State University
The MathBench module, "The Case of the Missing Mountaintop" introduces students to the concept of biodiversity and measures used to quantify biodiversity and stream health. Students investigate the...
Adaptation of Terrestrial Trophic Cascades & Population Structure to a Non-Major’s Ecology Course
By John Howard Starnes
Somerset Community College
In this activity, students will use data from natural parks to examine trophic cascades.
The nose knows: How tri-trophic interactions and natural history shape bird foraging behavior. An introduction to statistical analysis in animal behavior research
20 Dec 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Julia Burrows
Students investigate the role of olfaction and infochemicals on bird foraging behavior through two different quantitative activities where they generate hypotheses, create figures, conduct data...