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  1. 3D FractaL-Tree

    24 Aug 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/775Artistid Lindemayer (1975, 1989, 1990) invented a mathematics based on graph grammar rewriting systems to describe iteratively branching structures; these were named in...

  2. A brief review of basic probability theory

    10 May 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    The spread of infectious diseases is inherently a stochastic process and the materials posted at this web site heavily rely on probability theory. Here we review some basic concepts of probability theory for easy reference. The material is restricted to notions that are used in teaching...

  3. A Growing Concern: Sustaining Soil Resources through Local Decision Making

    24 Aug 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/291This module addresses agricultural productivity by providing students with the opportunity to examine the differences between intensively managed agricultural landscapes (e.g. grazelands,...

  4. A Laboratory Class Exploring Microbial Diversity and Evolution Using Online Databases, the Biology Workbench, and Phylogenetics Software

    29 Sep 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    Students assemble and align bacterial datasets using DNA information downloaded from the National Center for Biotechnology Information website and Biology Workbench.  Specifically, they compare unknown original DNA sequences (from, in our case, hot spring communities) to a backbone of...

  5. A quick tour of IONTW

    30 Jan 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    In this module we guide you through some of the capabilities of IONTW. Highlights include the types of networks supported, setting up various types of models of disease transmission, observing the resulting dynamics, and collecting statistics on the outcomes. Along the way, the module also...

  6. A Walk Through the Woods

    09 Jul 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/274/Wood density data used in this activity are derived from: Zanne AE, Lopez-Gonzalez G, Coomes DA, Ilic J, Jansen S, Lewis SL, Miller RB, Swenson NG, Wiemann MC, Chave J (2009) Data from:...

  7. AIM-UP! Coal balls lesson

    28 Mar 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/334In this activity, students learn about ancient plant life and climate change by examining coal balls. In addition to the lesson itself, information is provided on where to purchase coal ball...

  8. AIM-UP! GIS and bats lesson

    28 Mar 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/335This lesson introduces the use of GIS (geographic information systems) in the study of biological questions, using bats as the model organism. This activity requires access to GIS...

  9. AIM-UP! Reading scientific literature module

    28 Mar 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/336Designed to span 4 one-hour lectures, this module focuses upon developing the skill of thorough and critical reading of scientific literature. 

  10. AIMS- Analyzing Images to learn Mathematics and Statistics - studying leaf cutter ants to learn linear regression

    15 Jan 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/239This is a teaching resource that uses fascinating images and videos of leaf cutter ants foraging in Panama to provide an engaging context for students to learn about mathematics and...

  11. AIMS: Dendroclimatology

    21 Dec 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/544/The AIMS (Analyzing Images to learn Mathematics and Statistics) project was founded on the idea that students don't often care much about analysis until they care about...

  12. Allele and Phenotype Frequencies in Rock Pocket Mouse Populations

    03 Oct 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/340Lesson plan for teaching Hardy-Weinberg principle using real data collected by Dr. Michael Nachman and his colleagues.

  13. AMS Mathematical Moments

    28 Jul 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here:https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/848 From the website:Discover the World of MathematicsMathematical Moments are 8.5" x 11" pdfs, available on many different topics in science, nature,technology,...

  14. An introduction to agent-based modeling.

    02 Aug 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/849This is a textbook at an introductory level suitable for undergraduates, provided by Marco Janssen. From the book's Preface: This textbook...

  15. An Introduction to Population Ecology - The Logistic Growth Equation

    17 Jan 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    Describes the logistic population growth model and applies it to the scenario of population growth and overabundance in white-tailed deer. Activity also contains links to more advanced activities such how to model the harvesting rate of a population with logistic growth.

  16. An Investigation of Island Biogeography using Data from Online Natural History Collections

    02 Dec 2016 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/278This module guides students through tests of two fundamental rules of island biogeography using specimens collected from the Alexander Archipelago in Southeastern Alaska. The module was...

  17. Avida-ED Lab Book Summer 2017

    27 Jul 2017 | Teaching & Reference Material

    The Summer 2017 version of the Avida-ED Lab Manual includes the addition of an exercise that covers genetic drift (Exercise 4: Exploring Population Change Without Selection) 

  18. Avida-ED Lab Book Summer 2017

    27 Jul 2017 | Teaching & Reference Material

    The Summer 2017 version of the Avida-ED Lab Manual includes the addition of an exercise that covers genetic drift (Exercise 4: Exploring Population Change Without Selection) 

  19. Avida-ED presentation: Context Dependent Fitness

    07 Jun 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    Avida-ED exercise showing adaptation to contrasting resource environments illustrating that the fitness of different genotypes depends on the environment.

  20. Bald Eagle Module Introductory Powerpoint and Lab Report Rubric

    20 May 2016 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/836This is the powerpoint I used to introduce the bald eagle activity. It is fairly barebones as most of my powerpoints are. I also felt it necessary to modify the lab report...