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Activity: Using Soil Fungi Next Generation Sequencing Data to Study Wildfire Resiliency

An aerial view shows a patchwork of burn scars.
This lab exercise is an active learning introduction to techniques used to analyze soil microbiome data. Students will also learn about forming hypotheses, what kind of questions can be answered with this data, and practice the scientific method.

This resource was developed with support from the National Science Foundation.
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Discipline Specific Core Concepts
Life science discipline (subject)
Keywords genomics, fungi, plant science, soil, molecular ecology, wildfire
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Pedagogical Use Description It may be appropriate for plant science, soil science, ecology, or forestry related courses. This exercise engages students in cutting edge data analysis by connecting the molecular ecology of soils to current events that affect our daily lives. This activity has been tested in a lower division undergraduate general education science live zoom online course.
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Full Name of Primary Author Savanah Senn
Primary Author Affiliation Los Angeles Pierce College, Oregon State University
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  • stclais
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Drought and Water Ecosystem Services Collection Off
Conservation Targets Under Global Change Collection Off
Big Data Collection Off
Editors Choice No
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Date Of Record Submission 0000-00-00
I Agree to EcoEdDL's Copyright Policy & Terms of Use No
Date Of Record Release 2023-04-11 08:49:48
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  • tmourad
Date Last Modified 2023-10-13 10:53:28
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