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A Little Off The Top: The Effects Of Mountiantop Removal Mining On Salamanders
11 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Brian Tyler Dagliano
This lesson will provide an explanation of mountaintop removal mining, and potential harms associated with it. Then the lesson will move into a statistical analysis of salamanders living in streams...
Research and Teaching Opportunities with a Large-scale Salamander Collaboration Network (SPARCnet): TWS Poster
14 Dec 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kristine Grayson1, M. Caitlin Fisher-Reid2, Louise Mead3, Hannah Coovert1, Raisa Hernández Pacheco4, Jennifer Sevin1, Alexa Warwick5, Tanya Matlaga6, Sean Sterrett7, Chris Sutherland8, Jill Fleming9, David Muñoz10, David Miller10, Evan Grant9
1. University of Richmond 2. Bridgewater State University 3. BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action 4. California State University-Long Beach 5. Michigan State University 6. Susquehanna University 7. Monmouth Unversity 8. University of St Andrews 9. United States Geological Survey 10. Penn State University
Poster presented at the 2020 virtual meeting of The Wildlife Society (TWS) on research and teaching opportunities with the Salamander Population and Adaptation Research Collaboration Network...
Salamander Mark-Recapture using SPARCnet plots with the Schnabel Method
13 Sep 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kristine Grayson1, Raisa Hernández Pacheco1
University of Richmond
A salamander mark-recapture module where students field collect a third survey occasion to estimate population size
Geoscience Methods and Resources for K-5 Pre-Education Majors
28 May 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By James Burton Deemy
College of Coastal Georgia
: Exploring Geoscience Methods was an excellent capstone experience for Elementary Education Majors. The class I used this module with was 24 students of various backgrounds and academic...
Claymander Field Experiment
01 Mar 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Alexa Warwick1, Louise Mead2, M. Caitlin Fisher-Reid3, Evan Grant4, Chris Sutherland5, Arianna Wills5, Emma Perry3
1. Michigan State University 2. BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action 3. Bridgewater State University 4. USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center 5. University of Massachusetts-Amherst
This activity addresses how predation may affect the frequency of two color morphs in a population. Students collect and analyze data from clay salamander models ('claymanders') to determine...
An Introduction to Red Backed Salamander Ecology
27 Feb 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Tanya Matlaga1, Fall 2015 Department of Biology Students1
A summary of literature on red backed salamander ecology and life history compiled by Biology students at Susquehanna University
One species, two species, red species, lead species? Phylogenetics and species concepts with Plethodon salamanders
04 Dec 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By M. Caitlin Fisher-Reid
Bridgewater State University
This lab introduces students to species concepts and basic computer-based tree-building methods using published nuclear and mitochondrial sequence data for Plethodon salamanders.
How Many Salamanders are in the forest? Testing capture-recapture
01 Dec 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Louise Mead1, Kristine Grayson2, Alexa Warwick3, David Miller4, Chris Sutherland5, Evan Grant6
1. BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action 2. University of Richmond 3. Michigan State University 4. Pennsylvania State University 5. University of Massachusetts-Amherst 6. USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Collecting data on how populations respond to environmental change requires accurate estimates of population sizes. This activity explores one method for estimating population sizes across three...
Kristen J Epp