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Essentials of Conservation Biology

Essentials of Conservation Biology

Chapter 8 of this book is entitled "Vulnerability to Extinction". It identifies several characteristics of extinction-prone species. I think this could make a good assigned reading for students to prep them before coming into class.

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Trade-offs between vessel size and cavitation (embolism) potential

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Primary Literature - Xylem Evolution

Sperry, J.S. 2003. Evolution of Water Transport and Xylem Structure. International Journal of Plant Science 164(3 Suppl.):S115-S127.

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RExRepos: R Examples Repository

R code examples for a number of common data analysis tasks

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R Markdown Reference Guide

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R Markdown Cheat Sheet

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Getting Started with R Markdown, knitr, and Rstudio 0.96

This post examines the features of R Markdown using knitr in Rstudio 0.96. This combination of tools provides an exciting improvement in usability for reproducible analysis.

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Wikipedia category: Probability (apparent) paradoxes

List of some really interesting mind-benders in probability.

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Drew LaMar onto Probability

PPLANE is a tool for Phase Plane Analysis of a System of Differential Equations of the form: x’ = dx/dt = f(x,y), y’ = dy/dt = g(x,y).

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Jeff Denny onto Software

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Amazing Sheep Cyclone Caught On Camera - Must Watch

Anyone want to try their hand at modeling this behavior?

Thanks, Amy Hurford!

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R Cheat Sheet

By Nicolás E. Campione

Modified from: P. Dalgaard (2002). Introductory Statistics with R. Springer, New York. 

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by Tom Short, EPRI PEAC, tshort@epri-peac.com 2004-11-07

Granted to the public domain. See www.Rpad.org for the source and latest version. Includes material from R for Beginners by Emmanuel Paradis (with permission).

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Get R (and RStudio)

Just getting started as an R user?  You can first try running R on QUBES Hub here, without installing anything.  Eventually, though you will want to install it on your own computer by downloading it here.  RStudio provides a friendlier interface for using R, and can be downloaded here.  Rstudio requires R to be installed, so start by downloading R.

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Here is an interesting blog post from John Bohannon, who made news in 2013 with his article in Science exposing the seedy underbelly of the open-access pay-as-you-publish journals.  This…

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Drew LaMar onto Statistics and Data Analysis

intRo

IntRo is a shiny app similar to Radiant, designed for teaching intro stats.  It also provides a tutorial and help files.  Drew is planning to add some of the intRo functionality into future versions of BioRadiant.

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Link to data sets used in The Analysis of Biological Data .  All data are in CSV format.

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Quick R

This is a great source for basic R functionality like importing and manipulating data.  It also has very helpful information on making graphs (see this page).  

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Try R Code School

A free online tutorial for learning basic R commands.  It runs through your browser and does not require you to install R.

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Making beautiful plots

Trying to customize plots in R?  This page from the Quick R site provides a great deal of information on customizing plot options, in a much more visual (and less terrifying) format than "?par"

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Making beautiful plots

Trying to customize plots in R?  This page from the Quick R site provides a great deal of information on customizing plot options, in a much more visual (and less terrifying) format than "?par"

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Drew LaMar onto Data Visualization