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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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....

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. The ODD protocol: A review and first update

    01 Aug 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Volker Grimm, Uta Berger, Donald L. DeAngelis, J. Gary Polhill, Jarl Giske, Steven F. Railsback

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/865The ‘ODD’ (Overview, Design concepts, and Details) protocol was published in 2006 to standardize the published descriptions of individual-based and agent-based...

  12. Theory, models and biology

    28 Aug 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Wenying Shou, Carl T Bergstrom, Arup K Chakraborty, Frances K Skinner

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/861Theoretical ideas have a rich history in many areas of biology, and new theories and mathematical models have much to offer in the future.

  13. Tools: New tools for new science

    06 Feb 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/891A collection of computational, modeling and data analysis tools developed at Microsoft Research Labs.

  14. Towards better modelling and decision support: Documenting model development, testing, and analysis using TRACE

    20 Feb 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Jacqueline Augusiak, Andreas Focks, Béatrice M. Frank, Faten Gabsi, Alice S.A. Johnston, Chun Liu, Benjamin T. Martin, Mattia Meli, Viktoriia Radchuk, Pernille Thorbek, Steven F Railsback, Volker Grimm

    This resource has been updated - find the current version  here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/829Highlights• We introduce TRACE, a framework for documenting model testing and analysis.• TRACE is based on the recently proposed framework...

  15. Training In-Service Teachers to Think Deeply About Modeling in the Common Core Movement

    11 Oct 2016 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Talitha Washington

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/242Over the years, I have conducted in-service teacher training sessions and workshops organized by the Capstone Institute at Howard University. My role has been to enhance teacher content...

  16. Two themes, one talk: Distributing quantitative faculty expertise to classrooms that need it in real-time & measuring professional contributions to undergraduate education

    25 Jul 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Jeremy M Wojdak, Sam S Donovan, Tom Gower, Kristin Jenkins

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/230Have you ever wanted to add a quantitative project to your course, but lacked the expertise with some aspect of the software, computation, modeling, or statistics?  Have you ever wished...

  17. Undergraduate Research Experiences in Computational Science at a Community College

    13 Jun 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Tony Sena

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/320We will present our experiences doing undergraduate research in the area of parallel computing and distributed systems on a multidisciplinary environment with STEM students. We show that...

  18. Understanding the Quantitative and Computational Skills of Incoming Biology Students

    27 Oct 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Charles Umbanhowar Jr, Jason M Belitsky, P. Brodfuehrer, Gregory Davis, T. Haque, L. Lee, C. McFadden, Paul Overvoorde, M. Preest, Liz Stanhope, M. Vinces, Andrew Zieffler, Laura Ziegler

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/244Insufficient mathematical preparation has been linked to the failure of incoming students to persist in STEM-related majors.  In addition, recent advances in computation allow biologists...

  19. Using Evolutionary Data in Developing Phylogenetic Trees: A Scaffolded Approach with Authentic Data

    01 Oct 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Kd Davenport, Kirsten Jane Milks, Rebecca Van Tassell

    Analyzing evolutionary relationships requires that students have a thorough understanding of evidence and of how scientists use evidence to develop these relationships. In this lesson sequence, students work in groups to process many different lines of evidence of evolutionary relationships...

  20. Using gross parasites to sneak even grosser equations into the introductory biology classroom

    19 Jul 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Jeremy M Wojdak

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/234This was an oral presentation at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Parasitologists in Omaha, NE. "College faculty that teach introductory courses often struggle to...