Web Links for Bio 112

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The Nanoworld Image Gallery (Maintained by University of Queensland, Australia)

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The Tree of Life is an immense and growing project containing images, information, and references.(coordinated by University of Arizona)

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The Virtual Foliage Home Page (maintained by University of Wisconsin)

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The Animal Diversity Web (maintained by University of Michigan)

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Ethological experiments (maintained by University of Plymouth, England)

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Dr. P's Dog Training & Behavior (maintained by Dr. P. at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point) If you are a "dog person", you might not notice this huge collection is all about animal behavior.


The Buell-Small Succession Study gives a good look at long-term succession on former farm fields in New Jersey

Trophic Cascades information from Oregon State University

 

The National Library of Medicine's Visible Human Project

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The Heart: An Online Exploration (maintained by the Franklin Institute Science Museum)

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Lung Tour (maintained by the University of California, Berkeley)

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Amphibian Embryology Tutorial (maintained by University of Wisconsin)

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The Whole Brain Atlas (maintained by Harvard University)

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Action Potential and  Action Potential Propagation  and Neurotransmitters and the Synapse (animations from "Neurobiology: molecules, cells and systems", by Gary G. Matthews)

 

FlyMove has descriptions of maternal effects genes and homeotic genes, as does this entry  from the Scienceblog Pharyngula

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LAB

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Designing an Experiment  This is an example of a simple field experiment.  Don't forget to read the last section ("Tips for Teachers"). (Maintained by the Animal Behavior Society).

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Here are sites for the statistical tests most of you will use:

Mann-Whitney U test is a non-parametric test of differences

Wilcoxon signed rank test is a non-parametric test of differences between two related samples

Student's T-test is a parametric test of differences between two samples.  The data may be paired or unpaired.

 

A Literature Review on Reaction Time by Robert Kosinski at Clemson University.  If you cannot come up with good ideas and rationales for the first lab report after reading this, you really aren't trying.

 

Use this reaction time test. in class

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Psychology Tutorials and Demonstrations (maintained by John Krantz, Hanover College)

 

PubMed Central Homepage will give you access to millions of scientific papers involving humans.

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