Document Type

Report

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date

2017

Series

VA SEA 2017 Lesson Plans

Abstract

Best suited for advanced high school students, this lesson offers an example of how a biologist uses morphometrics to test hypotheses about sexual selection and evolution in snapping shrimp. Students use software (ImageJ) to measure carapace and claws of two shrimp species with contrasting lifestyles. Students can take measurements themselves using ImageJ, and then analyze using Excel.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.21220/V5CJ09

Keywords

Shrimp, Sexual Selection, Secondary Education, Lesson Plans, Marine Science

Funding

This work is sponsored by the National Estuarine Research Reserve System Science Collaborative, which supports collaborative research that addresses coastal management problems important to the reserves. The Science Collaborative is funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and managed by the University of Michigan Water Center

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