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  1. SIMIODE - Systemic Initiative for Modeling Investigations and Opportunities with Differential Equations

    20 Oct 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Brian Winkel

    SIMIODE - Systemic Initiative for Modeling Investigations and Opportunities with Differential Equations  is about teaching differential equations using modeling and technology upfront and throughout the learning process. You can learn more at our dynamic website, www.simiode.org, where we...

  2. SIMIODE - Systemic Initiative for Modeling Investigations and Opportunities with Differential Equations

    20 Oct 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Brian Winkel

    SIMIODE - Systemic Initiative for Modeling Investigations and Opportunities with Differential Equations  is about teaching differential equations using modeling and technology upfront and throughout the learning process. You can learn more at our dynamic website, www.simiode.org, where we...

  3. Small-world models

    02 Jun 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Winfried Just, Hannah Lea Callender

    Small-world networks are classes of networks that have both the small-world property and exhibit strong clustering. Two constructions of such networks are implemented in IONTW. Here we study, both theoretically and with simulation experiments, the structure of these networks and how it influences...

  4. Statistical Exploration of Climate Data

    11 Mar 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Tamra Carpenter, Robert Vanderbei, Jon Kettenring

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/900Teacher version       Student versionThis module is appropriate for introductory statistics classes.Supporting files: Module figures for...

  5. Statistics for biologists

    12 Feb 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/897There is no disputing the importance of statistical analysis in biological research, but too often it is considered only after an experiment is completed, when it may be too...

  6. statsTeachR

    23 Jan 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Nicholas Reich, Andrea Foulkes, Harrel Blatt, Eric Cohen, Gregory Matthews

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/781From the project website:What is statsTeachR?statsTeachR is an open-access, online repository of modular lesson plans, a.k.a. "modules", for teaching...

  7. Staying Alive: Extinction Risk: Introduction to Extinction and Extinction Bias

    08 Jul 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Samantha Price, Peggy Schaeffer, Anna Thanukos, Samantha Swauger

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/275Data used in this activity are derived from: Price, S.A., and Gittleman J.L. 2007. Hunting to extinction: biology and regional economy influence extinction risk and the impact of hunting in...

  8. Sting, Carry and Stock: How Corpse Availability Can Regulate De-Centralized Task Allocation in a Ponerine Ant Colony

    20 Oct 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Istvan Karsai, Thomas Schmickl

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/844We develop a model to produce plausible patterns of task partitioning in the ponerine ant Ectatomma ruidum based on the availability of living prey and prey corpses. The...

  9. SUMS4Bio - Video tutorials in math and stats for biology students

    27 Jan 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Jeremy M Wojdak, Caleb Adams, Daniel Cole Metz

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/747This website features an array of short video tutorials on ideas covered in Radford University's Math4Bio and Stats4Bio courses. Some videos cover concepts, while...

  10. Survivorship in the Natural World

    09 Jul 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Anne M. Bronikowski, Jeanne Altmann, Diane K. Brockman, Marina Cords, Linda M. Fedigan, Anne Pusey, Tara Stoinski, William F. Morris, Karen B. Strier, Susan C. Alberts, Samantha Swauger

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/273Data used in this activity are derived from: Bronikowski A.M., Altmann J., Brockman D.K., Cords, M., Fedigan, L.M., Pusey, A., Stoinski, T., Morris, W.F., Strier, K.B., Alberts, S.C. (2011)...

  11. Sustained exponential population growth of grey seals at Sable Island, Nova Scotia

    18 Jan 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): W.D. Bowen, J. McMillan, R. Mohn

    "Grey seal pup production on Sable Island, Nova Scotia, has been monitored since the early 1960s. We estimated pup production on Sable Island in 1997 using aerial photography with a correction for detection of pups on the imagery and a statistical model to account for the proportion of pups...

  12. T2R38 taste receptor polymorphisms underlie susceptibility to upper respiratory infection

    01 Apr 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/846Innate and adaptive defense mechanisms protect the respiratory system from attack by microbes. Here, we present evidence that the bitter taste receptor T2R38 regulates the...

  13. Taking a Second Look: Investigating Biology with Visual Datasets

    13 Mar 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Ethel Stanley

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/831An article exploring the use of visual datasets as an educational aid for biology students. Article abstract:  Have you considered the use of biological...

  14. Teaching Exponential and Logistic Growth in a Variety of Classroom and Laboratory Settings

    03 Aug 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Barry Aronhime, Bret D. Elderd, Carol Wicks, Margaret McMichael, Elizabeth Eich

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/268Ecology and conservation biology contain numerous examples of populations growing without bounds or shrinking towards extinction. For these populations, the change in the number of...

  15. The Analysis of Biological Data: textbook and website

    23 Sep 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Michael Whitlock, Dolph Schluter

    The Analysis of Biological Data is a new approach to teaching introductory statistics to biology students. To reach this unique audience, Whitlock and Schluter motivate learning with interesting biological and medical examples; they emphasize intuitive understanding; and they focus on real data....

  16. The Effect of Instructor Communication on Student Perceptions of Mathematics in Biology

    19 Apr 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Sam S Donovan, Alison N Hale, Hayley Orndorf

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/237Student perceptions of the importance of mathematics in biology are context dependent. While students often view math as unnecessary to understanding biology, certain conditions can promote...

  17. The Evolution (and Coevolution) of Flowering Plants

    02 Dec 2016 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Anna Monfils, Debra Linton, Libby Ellwood, Molly Phillips

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/277In this laboratory exercise, students will explore the diversity of flower and fruit adaptations that have evolved to accomplish pollination and seed dispersal and investigate the...

  18. The Evolution of Color Vision in Monkeys: From Nucleotides to Ecology

    16 Jun 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Merle Heidemann, Peter J.T. White, Jim Smith

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/843This case study examines the evolution color vision in Old World and New World monkeys from multiple biological perspectives. This integrative approach employs both...

  19. The friendship paradox

    10 May 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Winfried Just, Hannah Lea Callender, Drew LaMar

    In this module we introduce the so-called friendship paradox and illustrate how it affects disease transmission on networks that exhibit this phenomenon.You also need to download the input file degreesFP.txt that will be used in this module.Level: Advanced undergraduate and graduate...

  20. The Impact of Diversity on Group Productivity Within Online Faculty Mentoring Networks (FMNs) of Educators

    25 May 2016 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Sam S Donovan, Alison N Hale, Loretta Wanda Liu, Katie Grobengieser

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/212With the fast growing pace of online technology for teaching and obtaining information, increasingly, many educators are turning their browsers on to immerse both themselves and their...