Some papers were excepted! I’ve never published in The American Biology Teacher and now 3 are in the queue! So excited to share all of this work and very proud of all the hard-working co-authors.I’m not sure when they’ll come out so stay tuned. Congrats all around!
3. Kane EA, Broder ED, Warnock AC, Butler CM, Judish AL, Angeloni LM, Ghalambor CK (In press) Small fish, big questions: inquiry kits for teaching evolution. The American Biology Teacher.
2. Braude S, Margulis S, Broder ED (In press) The study of animal behavior provides valuable opportunities for original science fair projects: recommendations from the Animal Behavior Society Education Committee. The American Biology Teacher.
1. Broder ED, Angeloni LM, Simmons S, Warren S, Knudson KD, Ghalambor CK (In press) Authentic science with live organisms can improve evolution education. The American Biology Teacher.
My colleague at DU, Claudia Hallagan, came with me to Bella Romero to be a practice judge. All of the students in the Science Club got to practice presenting our poster and answering Claudia’s tough questions.
We made the cover of Animal Conservation this month! We used Trinidadian guppies in a mesocosm experiment to test the effects of divergent immigrants on population fitness. Our original article and response letter can be found in the issue.
It’s a pleasure to work with such a great team- John AK, Sarah Fitzpatrick, Lisa Angeloni, Emily Ruell, and Chris Funk.
Students in my evolution class at DU just submitted their first blog posts about phenotypic plasticity. Check out the class website!
This is a shipping container inside of an old building…
This is a cutting-edge fish laboratory inside of that shipping container!
Before the holiday break, my collaborator Chris Kopack gave me tour of his new lab. He has been working very hard to build this lab inside of a shipping container! He will be housing hundreds of endangered Arkansas Darters there this semester for an experiment designed to tell us how rearing environment and experience with predators affects the ability of these fish to survive after they are stocked back into natural rivers. Maybe shipping container labs will be the next big thing!
And there are fish in the lab! Check out the tiny darters and the adorable pike predators.
We are almost finished with data collection with the 8th-grade science club. My mentor Dr. Shannon Murphy joined this week, which was fun! We are recording the amount of time individual guppies spend in plant cover versus open water and in light versus shade. We’ll look at the data after the holiday break.
We decided on a question! We are going to investigate whether wild and domestic guppies have different microhabitat preferences, specifically for light levels and plant cover versus open water. Now we are working out methods. Stay tuned for updates on Bella Romero Science Club!
I have always wanted to develop and teach an upper-level evolution course. See my flier below!
This class will be capped at 20 students so there are infinite options for active learning. I have two months to prep…who has resources to share?
GREEBs this year at RMBL (Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory) was stunning. This was my first visit to Gothic, CO and it might be my favorite GREEBs location yet. CSU and DU were well represented with almost every member of the Angeloni lab giving great talks and many great talks from the Tinghitella and Murphy labs. Here are some pictures from the field station.
Some CSU representatives at GREEBs 2016 (me, Eva Hoffman, Brett Seymoure, Casey Lee, Clif McKee, Lisa Angeloni, Justin Havird, Chris Schell and baby Cairo)
Success! You can see that I’m smiling at the end of my seminar because it’s over! I had a lovely time celebrating with friends and family and am so grateful that so many people could be there to celebrate this life event with me. I couldn’t have done it without you so thank you, thank you, thank you.