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Data Management in Excel and R using National Ecological Observatory Network's (NEON) Small Mammal Data
13 Jan 2021 | Datasets | Contributor(s):
By Marguerite Mauritz1, Sarah McCord2
1. University of Texas at El Paso 2. USDA ARS Jornada Experimental Range
Students use small mammal data from the National Ecological Observatory Network to understand necessary steps of data management from data collection to data analysis by re-organising excel sheets...
Investigating human impacts on Southeastern US stream ecology using R
01 Jan 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Alicia Caughman1, Emily Weigel1
Georgia Institute of Technology
Adaptation of the "Investigating human impacts on stream ecology: Scaling up from Local to National with a focus on the Southeast" specifically to focus on self-paced R code instruction
Yeti or not: Do they exist?
31 Dec 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Keith Johnson1, Adam Kleinschmit2, Jill Rulfs3, William (Bill) Morgan4
1. Bradley University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 2. University of Dubuque 3. Worcester Polytechnic Institute 4. The College of Wooster
Through this 4-part bioinformatics case study, students will be led through the forensic analysis of putative Yeti artifacts based on published findings.
Reflective Writing Tools: Building Skills and Habits of Thinking in Becoming a Scientist
25 Dec 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Sally Molloy1, William Davis2, Elizabeth Moy3, GC Jernstedt4, Melinda Harrison5, Vinayak Mathur5, Matthew David Mastropaolo6
1. University of Maine 2. Washington State University 3. Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education 4. Dartmouth College 5. Cabrini University 6. Neumann University
Reflective writing tools are intended to help students better connect current learning experiences to prior learning, engage the role of emotion in current and future learning, and assess learning...
Investigating Evidence for Climate Change (Project EDDIE) with CO2 and 13CO2 data: adapted for R
23 Dec 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Marguerite Mauritz
University of Texas at El Paso
This is an adaptation to work in R of Investigating Evidence for Climate Change (Project) by Hage, M. 2020. Students will investigate geologic and modern evidence for global temperature and...
Introduction to R with Biodiversity Data
16 Dec 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Shelly Gaynor
University of Florida
Students will learn R basics while downloading biodiversity data from multiple data repositories. This module will walk students through installing R, navigating R,writing reproducible scripts in...
Is bigger always better? An investigation on the effect of drought on different sizes of trees
11 Dec 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jessica Brzyski
Seton Hill University
This data set was compiled from worldwide data to examine the effects of drought on trees. Included in the dataset are measurements of growth and mortality as they relate to the size category of...
An Adaptation of "Lichens in Diverse Landscapes" for BIO 3400 Ecology at Greensboro College
08 Dec 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Sandra Cooke
This resource includes a lichen data analysis lab that I adapted for students in BIO 3400 Ecology, an upper level in person course at Greensboro College that met during the Fall 2020 semester.
Backyard Beetles + Pollinators Lab for BIO 3400 Ecology at Greensboro College
This contains Dr. Sandra Cooke's modifications to the EREN-NEON FLP Backyard Beetles + Pollinators project developed for BIO 3400 Ecology, an upper level course taught in person at Greensboro...
What is Data Science - Introduction to Data Science
04 Dec 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Neelesh Sharma
Data Science is the technology that goes behind handling and working with data in the 21st century. Data Science concepts have proved to be the pinnacle in the last couple of years with the onset...
Case Study: Pollination of the Early Spider Orchid (Ophrys sphegodes) by the Solitary Bee (Andrena nigroaenea)
03 Dec 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils1, Debra Linton1
Central Michigan University
The research uses natural history collection data to explore a potential phenological shift between an orchid that employs sexual deception and a solitary bee.
BIOME Avida ED Report video - YouTube
By Louise Mead1, Lee Edwards2, Kevin Geedey3, J. Phil Gibson4, Jeremiah Wagner5, Ana María González
1. BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action 2. Greenville Technical College 3. Augustana College 4. University of Oklahoma 5. Mid Michigan Community College
Avida-ED is a digital evolution software program that allows students to ask questions and test hypotheses related to evolutionary concepts. Our working group explored how to incorporate Avida-ED...
Team microBIOME Fall 2020 - DIY microbiome analysis
25 Nov 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Davida Smyth1, Alice Tarun2, Christine Girtain3, Melanie Lenahan4, Maira Goytia, Khuanchivin Geena Sompanya5, Theodore Muth6
1. The New School 2. Alfred State College 3. Toms River Regional School NJ 4. Raritan Valley Community College 5. CUNY 6. CUNY Brooklyn College
This is our final team report for this year's BIOME Institute 2020. Learn about what we got up to and what we're planning for Spring 2021. If you want more information on REMNet go...
COVID-19 educational module | Department of Mathematics
24 Nov 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Glenn Ledder
University of Nebraska Lincoln
This resource is a module you can use to teach your students the basics of epidemic behavior using a model geared specifically to Covid-19. Students can address key questions using pre-designed...
Analysis of Amylase Activity
By Allison Carter Burlyn1, Christina Fieber1, Melanie Lenahan2
1. Horry-Georgetown Technical College 2. Raritan Valley Community College
This lab is an exploration of enzyme function and the effects of environmental conditions on the activity of the enzyme amylase. The lab utilizes analytical and graphing skills to assess enzyme...
Mammal Bones & Homologies
17 Nov 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jessica Light
Texas A&M University
Short activity for a laboratory covering mammal skulls, teeth, bones, dichotomous keys, and homologies (using Blackburn lab Sketchfab). Included in the package is a document for teaching...
Case Study - Storks vs Babies
11 Nov 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Carrie Diaz Eaton
Bates College and QUBES
This is a R project based on the Robert Matthews paper Storks vs Babies. The idea is to replicate the results of the paper, learn a bit about R for linear fits and graphing and explore correlation...
Calling Bull Case Study — 99.9% Caffeine-free with R
By Carrie Diaz Eaton1, Carl Bergstrom2, Jevin West2
1. Bates College and QUBES 2. University of Washington
This is an adaptation of Calling Bull's Case Study on how caffeine free is hot chocolate versus coffee in order to make it into a student project that uses R.
BS Inventory assignment
10 Nov 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
This is a written assignment with a recommended process and grading rubric to go with the BS Inventory assignment on callingbull.org.
Weekly Reflection Template for Calling Bull
This is a weekly reflection template designed to induce reflection about week's themes, integrate the week's themes into ones life, and identify any issues or successes students are having to...