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2021

Beck, C.W. and L.S. Blumer. 2021. Advancing Undergraduate Laboratory Education Using Non-Model Insect Species. Annual Review of Entomology 66. [Full text]

2020

Zelaya, A.J., N.M. Gerardo, L.S. Blumer, and C.W. Beck. 2020. The Bean Beetle Microbiome Project: A Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience in Microbiology. Frontiers in Microbiology 11:577621. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2020.577621 [Full text]

Blumer, L.S. and C.W. Beck. 2020. Introducing community ecology and data skills with the bean beetle microbiome project. Article 24 In: McMahon, K editor. Advances in Biology Laboratory Education. Volume 41. Publication of the 41st Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE). [Abstract]

2019

Beck, C.W. 2019. Integrating primary literature in a lecture course using a modified version of the CREATE Approach. CourseSource https://doi.org/10.24918/cs.2019.25

Beck, C.W. and L.S. Blumer. 2019. A Model for an Intensive Hands-On Faculty Development Workshop To Foster Change in Laboratory Teaching. Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education 20(3): 20.3.46 [Full text]

Blumer, L.S. and C.W. Beck. 2019. Laboratory Courses with Guided-Inquiry Modules Improve Scientific Reasoning and Experimental Design Skills for the Least-Prepared Undergraduate Students. CBE-Life Sciences Education 18:ar2 [Full text] [Response to Commentary by Furrow (2019)]

2018

Beck, C. W. 2018. Infusion of Quantitative and Statistical Concepts Into Biology Courses Does Not Improve Quantitative Literacy. Journal of College Science Teaching 47:62-71.

Cole, M. F., T. Acevedo-Gonzalez, N. M. Gerardo, E. V. Harris, and C. W. Beck. 2018. Effect of Diet on Bean Beetle Microbial Communities. Article 3 In: McMahon K, editor. Tested studies for laboratory teaching. Volume 39. Proceedings of the 39th Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE).

2017

Mader, C. M., C. W. Beck, W. H. Grillo, G. P. Hollowell, B. S. Hennington, N. L. Staub, V. A. Delesalle, D. Lello, R. B. Merritt, G. D. Griffin, C. Bradford, J. Mao, L. S. Blumer, and S. L. White. 2017. Multi-Institutional, Multidisciplinary Study of the Impact of Course-Based Research Experiences. Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education 18:doi:10.1128/jmbe.v18i2.1317

Beck, C.W. 2017. Quantitative Skills in Context. Article 48 in Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching, Volume 37 (K. McMahon, Editor). Proceedings of the 38th Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE).

2016

Beck, C.W. and L.S. Blumer. 2016. Alternative Realities: Faculty and Student Perceptions of Instructional Practices in Laboratory Courses. CBE-Life Sciences Education 15:ar52. [Full text]

Staub, N.L, L.S. Blumer, C.W. Beck, V.A. Delasalle, G.D. Griffin, R.B. Merritt, B.S. Hennington, W.H. Grillo, G.P. Hallowell, S.L. White, C.M. Mader. 2016. Course-based Science Research Promotes Learning in Diverse Students at Diverse Institutions. CUR Quarterly 37:36-46.

Laudick J. L. and C. Beck. 2016. Bean beetle nutrition and development lab: An iterative approach to teaching experimental design. Article 10 in Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching, Volume 37 (K. McMahon, Editor). Proceedings of the 37th Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE). [Abstract]

2014

Beck, C.W., A. Butler, and K. Burke da Silva. 2014. Promoting Inquiry-Based Teaching in Laboratory Courses: Are We Meeting the Grade? CBE-Life Sciences Education 13:444-452. [Full text]

Beck, C.W. and N.G. Bliwise. 2014. Interactions are critical. CBE-Life Sciences Education 13:371-372. [Full text]

Blumer, L.S. and C.W. Beck. 2014. Vision and Change? Challenges and Opportunities for ABLE. Page 332 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]

Spell, R.M., J.A. Guinan, K.R. Miller, C.W. Beck. 2014. Redefining Authentic Research Experiences in Introductory Biology Laboratories and Barriers to Their Implementation. CBE-Life Sciences Education, 13:102-110. [Full text]

Beck, C.W., K. Boersma, S. Tysor, and G. Middendorf. 2014. Diversity at 100: women and underrepresented minorities in the ESA. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 12:434-436.

2013

Pearce, A.R., A.L. Sale, M. Srivatsan, C.W. Beck, L.S. Blumer, and A.A. Grippo. 2013. Inquiry-based Investigation in Biology Laboratories: Does Neem Provide Bioprotection against Bean Beetles? Bioscene 39:11-16.

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Beck, C. W. and R. E. Beck. 2009. Trade-offs among life-history traits; a comment on Wang et al. (2009). Journal of Zoology 279:319-320.

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]

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]