A Model Organism for Inquiry-based Undergraduate Laboratories

Publications of the Bean Beetle Curriculum Development Network

 

2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 |

 

2014

Fermin, H., G. Singh, R. Gul, M.G. Noh, V.C. Ramirez, and F. Firooznia. Pests be gone! Or not?! Looking at the effect of an organophosphate insecticide on acetylcholinesterase activity in the bean beetle. Pages 436-444 in Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching, Volume 35 (K. McMahon, Editor). Proceedings of the 35th Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE), 477 pages. [Abstract]

Smith, J.M. and K.A. Hicks. Detecting genetic polymorphisms in different populations of bean beetles (Callosobruchus maculatus). Pages 281-289 in Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching, Volume 35 (K. McMahon, Editor). Proceedings of the 35th Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE), 477 pages. [Abstract]

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2013

Beck, C.W., L.S. Blumer, and J. Habib. Effects of evolutionary history on adaptation in bean beetles, a model system for inquiry-based laboratories. Evolution: Education and Outreach, 6, 5 [Full text]

Butcher, G.Q. and S.E. Chirhart. Diet and Metabolism in Bean Beetles. Pages 420-426 in Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching, Volume 34 (K. McMahon, Editor). Proceedings of the 34th Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE). [Abstract]

D'Costa, A.R. and M.A. Schlueter. Scaffolded Instruction Improves Student Understanding of the Scientific Method & Experimental Design The American Biology Teacher 75:18-28. [Full text]

Harris, K.J., L.S. Blumer, and C.W. Beck. Why Do Bean Beetles Avoid Split Beans? A Simple Extension of a Host Choice Experiment. Page 442 in Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching, Volume 34 (K. McMahon, Editor). Proceedings of the 34th Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE). [Abstract]

Pearce, A.R., A.L. Sale, M. Srivatsan, C.W. Beck, L.S. Blumer, A.A. Grippo. Inquiry-based Investigation in Biology Laboratories: Does Neem Provide Bioprotection Against Bean Beetles? Bioscene 39:11-16. [Full text]

Schlueter, M.A. and A.R. D'Costa. Guided-Inquiry Labs using Bean Beetles for Teaching the Scientific Method & Experimental Design. The American Biology Teacher 75:214-218. [Abstract]

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2012

Beck, C. W. and L. S. Blumer. Inquiry-based ecology laboratory courses improve student confidence and scientific reasoning skills. Ecosphere, 3, art112 [Full text]

Blumer, L.S., and Beck, C.W. Factors that Influence Learning Gains in Inquiry-based Laboratory Courses. Pages 352-352 in Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching, Volume 33 (K. McMahon, Editor). Proceedings of the 33rd Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE). [Abstract]

Hanish, B., M. Lam, K.N. Le, B.D. Svoboda and P.A. Marshall. Developing the seed beetle Callosobruchus maculatus (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Bruchinae) for inquiry genetics. Proceedings of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science, Volume 47. [Abstract]

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2011

Beck, C.W., S. Migabo, and L.S. Blumer. Substrate Size Selection by Bean Beetles. Pages 25-31 in Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching, Volume 32 (K. McMahon, Editor). Proceedings of the 32nd Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE). [Full text]

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2010

Blumer, L. S. and C. W. Beck. Inducing Evolution in Bean Beetles. Page 25-35 in Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching, Volume 31 (K.L. Clase, Editor). Proceedings of the 31st Workshop/Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE). [Full text]

Blumer, L. S., W. H. McGowan, B. A. Davids, and C. W. Beck. Strong Evidence for Intraspecific Competition in Bean Beetles, Callosobruchus maculatus. Page 447 in Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching, Volume 31 (K.L. Clase, Editor). Proceedings of the 31st Workshop/Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE). [Full text]

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2009

Beck, C.W. and L.S. Blumer. Rapid adaptation of bean beetles to a novel host. Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology, Vol. 6: Experiment #1. [Full text]

Beck, C. W. and L. S. Blumer. Intraspecific competition in Bean Beetles. Pages 13- 24 in Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching, Volume 30 (K.L. Clase, Editor). Proceedings of the 30th Workshop/Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE). [Full text]

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2008

Blumer, L. S. and C. W. Beck. Oviposition substrate choice by bean beetles, Callosobruchus maculatus. Pages 50-66 in Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching, Volume 29 (K.L. Clase, Editor). Proceedings of the 29th Workshop/Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE). [Full text]

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2007

Beck, C. W. and L. S. Blumer. Bean beetles, Callosobruchus maculatus, a model system for inquiry-based undergraduate laboratories. Pages 274-283 in Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching, Volume 28 (M.A. O'Donnell, Editor). Proceedings of the 28th Workshop/Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE). [Full text]

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