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  1. Differential equation models of disease transmission

    10 May 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    In this module we explore ODE models of disease transmission and compare some of their predictions with those of agent-based models. Parts of this material will be referenced in later modules.Level: Advanced undergraduate and graduate students of mathematics or biology.DownloadStudent copy (no...

  2. Discrete Math Modeling with Biological Applications (Course Materials)

    29 Jun 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has updated versions:Version 1.0 (2018) https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/749/1Version 2.0 (2019) https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/749/2 -- This version no longer has the Agent-Based Modeling materialsThese are the...

  3. Disease Spread

    22 Nov 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    An activity in which students model the spread of disease using one differential equation. 

  4. Disease Spread Simulation with M&M's and Information on the wider SIMIODE community

    03 Jul 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/358This is a Student Version of a Modeling Scenario from the community, SIMIODE - Systemic Initiative for Modeling Investigations and Opportunities with Differential Equations at...

  5. Do Cell Phones Cause Brain Tumors?

    06 Feb 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/890https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU5XkhUGzBs

  6. Draft Version: Energy Balance Models

    11 Mar 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here:  https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/863This module introduces the student to the process of mathematical modeling. It shows how the process starts in the 4real world! with a...

  7. Drivers of Avian Local Species Richness: Continental-Scale Gradients, Regional Landscape, or Local Land Cover?

    27 Mar 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/269An ecology laboratory focusing upon the concept of species richness and its study.From the module:  Students learn how to test hypotheses related to the local, regional, and continental...

  8. E. coli Citrate Use

    24 Aug 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/357Bacteria are excellent model organisms for studying evolution.  They are easy to grow, maintain, and handle under very controlled conditions.  Even more importantly for evolution...

  9. Ecology and Epidemiology in R

    09 May 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/837

  10. Effects of Laptop Use on Student Learning

    20 Jun 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/312Verbal and graphical/quantitative data from two studies of how laptop use affects student learning. I show and discuss these slides at the start of each semester to explain my no-laptop...

  11. Environmental Justice and Fresh Water

    24 Aug 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/276This module enables students to identify the freshwater components of the hydrologic cycle and connect them to the basic need of all human beings for equal access to clean freshwater. 

  12. Essay to students about the fallacy of fixed math ability

    20 Jan 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/238This is a short essay I wrote in 2014 to share with my students, after hearing the inevitable "I'm not good at math." as a reaction to some quantitative topics in class.  I...

  13. EvolSeq

    14 Sep 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/776This worksheet simulates the molecular evolution of DNA sequences. The program begins with a single (random) sequence, then follows that sequence through time as it...

  14. Exploring contact patterns between two subpopulations

    10 May 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    In this module we introduce a construction of generic random graphs for a given degree sequence or degree distribution and explore whether mixing between hosts who belong to different subpopulations is assortative or disassortative.Level: Undergraduate students of biology or...

  15. Exploring distances with IONTW

    10 May 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    Section 1 is purely conceptual and invites readers to critically evaluate popular claims based on Stanley Milgram's famous experiment that gave birth to the phrases small-world property and six degrees of separation. In Section 2 we use IONTW to explore distances between nodes in several...

  16. Exploring Erdős-Rényi random graphs with IONTW

    10 May 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    In this module we explore in detail the distribution of the sizes of connected components of Erdős-Rényi random graphs and discover the reasons for the similarities and differences between disease transmission on Erdős-Rényi networks and complete graphs that were observed in...

  17. Exploring generic scale-free networks

    02 Jun 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This module is a companion module to Module [[Resource(384)]]. Here we study in more detail networks that are generic for a given network size and a given exponent of a power-law degree distribution. We explore predicted structural properties of such networks both mathematically and with...

  18. Exploring random regular graphs with IONTW

    10 May 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    In this module we introduce and explore the structure of random regular graphs. Moreover, we compare the predictions of SIR-models on random regular contact networks with the predictions of corresponding models on Erdős-Rényi networks.Level: Undergraduate students of biology or...

  19. Exploring the Lotka-Volterra Competition Model using Two Species of Parasitoid Wasps

    25 Mar 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/270Laboratory exercise in which students collect data on parasitoid wasps and fit Lotka-Volterra competition models.  The authors' abstract:"In this investigation,...

  20. Exploring the Population Dynamics of Wintering Bald Eagles Through Long-Term Data

    23 Sep 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/265The Ecological QuestionHow does a bald eagle population change over time at a winter migratory stopover and which factors influence its abundance?This activity has two different aspects to...