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  1. An Introduction to the Squirrel-Net Teaching Modules

    30 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Laurie Dizney*1, Patrice K. Connors2, Johanna Varner2, Jennifer M. Duggan3, Hayley C. Lanier4, Liesl P. Erb5, Elizabeth A. Flaherty6, Christopher J. Yahnke7, John D. Hanson8

    1. University of Portland 2. Colorado Mesa University 3. California State University, Monterey Bay 4. University of Oklahoma 5. Warren Wilson College 6. Purdue University 7. University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point 8. Institute for Biodiversity Research and Education

    Although course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) are gaining popularity in biology, most are designed for benchwork-based laboratory courses while few focus on field-based skills....

  2. Life Is Just a Game: An Active Learning Activity to Teach Life History Evolution

    29 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Clinton T. Laidlaw*1, Jamie L. Jensen**1

    Brigham Young University

    A novel activity was designed to introduce students to the concepts of natural selection and life history using an active-learning, constructivist format. It consisted of two parts: 1) a brief...

  3. Amphibian Diversity: Species Richness and Precipitation

    19 Mar 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Debra Linton1, Anna Monfils1, Molly Phillips2, Libby Ellwood3

    1. Central Michigan University 2. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida 3. iDigBio

    This activity will explore how natural history specimen data can be used to investigate the relationship between precipitation levels in a region and species diversity of amphibians.

  4. Investigating Trade-offs among Mammal Traits

    07 Jun 2018 | | Contributor(s):: Jackie Matthes

    This app draws on a large species-level dataset with metabolic, life history, and ecological traits of most living and recently extinct mammal species. Users can select and plot traits, fit linear models to the data, and query displayed datapoints.

  5. Spotlight on the DryadLab Faculty Mentoring Network

    18 Mar 2016 | Posted by Alison N Hale

    Dryadlab is a collection of free, openly-licensed, high quality educational modules designed to engage students in scientific inquiry using real data. DryadLab is a project of the Dryad Digital...

  6. Stories from our Network - Harmony Dalgleish at the College of William and Mary

    18 Mar 2016 | Posted by Alison N Hale

    The Setup Institution: College of William and Mary Context: Advanced Population and Community Ecology Lab Class Size: 24 Length of Lab: 3 hours Implementation I taught both the “A Walk...

  7. A Walk Through the Woods

    09 Jul 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Jerome Chave, David Coomes, Steven Jansen, Simon L. Lewis, Nathan G. Swenson, Amy E. Zanne, Gaby Lopez-gonzales, J Illic, RB Miller, MC Wiemann, Samantha Swauger

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: density data used in this activity are derived from: Zanne AE, Lopez-Gonzalez G, Coomes DA, Ilic J, Jansen S, Lewis SL, Miller RB, Swenson NG, Wiemann MC, Chave J (2009) Data from:...