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  1. Forensic Phylogenetics: Implementing Tree-thinking in a Court of Law

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

    By Cissy J Ballen*1, Abby Grace Drake2, Kelly R. Zamudio2

    1. Auburn University 2. Cornell University

    Here we describe an in-class activity developed for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity (BioEE1780) at Cornell University, an introductory course required of all biology majors. This activity...

  2. Building Trees: Introducing evolutionary concepts by exploring Crassulaceae phylogeny and biogeography

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

    By Nisa Karimi1, Brian M. Parks1, Doug Rouse1, Kerry Martin1, Xing Dong1, Pulikesi Chittu Rajangam1, David A. Baum1, Jean G. Heitz1

    University of Wisconsin, Madison

    Teaching evolutionary theory is foundational for all biological sciences and a key aspect of overall science literacy. The conceptual framework for understanding evolution relies on thinking...

  3. BETTSI - Basic Evolutionary Tree-Thinking Skills Instrument

    08 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Kristin Jenkins1, Louise Mead2, David Baum, Kristy L Daniel3, Carrie Jo Bucklin, Austin Leone, J. Phil Gibson4, Erin Naegle5

    1. BioQUEST 2. BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action 3. Texas State University 4. University of Oklahoma 5. Columbia College, Sonora CA

    A short, multiple choice diagnostic designed to provide instructors with a quick check on students’ understanding of and ability to read and interpret phylogenies.

  4. Modifying HHMI Anole Resources: Using Image J to Quantify Ecomorphs and Tree-thinking to Explore Evolutionary Hypotheses

    18 Jan 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Kristine Grayson

    University of Richmond

    I recombined the HHMI resources to have the students perform the image analysis from Virtual Lab 1 in Image J and explore the evolutionary principles in the Lizard Phenology modules

  5. 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.

  6. Using Evolutionary Data in Developing Phylogenetic Trees: A Scaffolded Approach with Authentic Data

    01 Oct 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Kd Davenport, Kirsten Jane Milks, Rebecca Van Tassell

    Analyzing evolutionary relationships requires that students have a thorough understanding of evidence and of how scientists use evidence to develop these relationships. In this lesson sequence, students work in groups to process many different lines of evidence of evolutionary relationships...