Evolution, Education and Evaluation: Tree-thinking in Intro Biology. Phil Gibson OU TSI October 20, 2011. Miller, J.D., E.C. Scott, and S. Okamato. 2006. Public Acceptance of Evolution. Science . 313: 765-766. The Basic Ideas of Tree-thinking.
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Evolution, Education and Evaluation: Tree-thinking inIntro Biology
OU TSI October 20, 2011
“Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution." Theodosius Dobzhansky (1973)
“Nothing in evolution makes sense except in the light of phylogeny.” (Society of Systematic Biologists 2001).
“Nothing makes sense in phylogeny except in the light of DNA.” (Kalinowski et al. 2010)
BIOL 1134 Evolution, Ecology, & Diversity
1. Encourage understanding and appreciation for major, modern biological thought and theories:
DNA & Genetics
Inheritance & Pedigrees
Read & Construct Trees
Concepts & Mechanisms
(Biodiversity surveys, adaptations, speciation etc.)
Pollination and Floral Evolution
Australian redback spider
MATE pre-post Comparison
Tree Reading Assessments
MATE & TTCI Spring 2011
MATE, Natural Selection & Genetics
Normalized Learning Gain
All research conducted under OU IRB# 12682