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  1. Introductory Science and Mathematics Education for 21st-Century Biologists

    24 Feb 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/830Article abstract:  "Galileo wrote that “the book of nature is written in the language of mathematics”; his quantitative approach to understanding the...

  2. IPMpack: an R package for Integral Projection Models

    19 Jan 2015 | Software (Off-site)

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/779IPMpack is an R package (R Development Core Team 2013) that allows users to build and analyse Integral Projection Models. An IPM is a demographic tool to explore the...

  3. IQS 2.0: A Modularized Integrated Math and Science Course

    21 Oct 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/252For the past several years, the University of Richmond has offered an Integrated Quantitative Science (IQS) course, integrating introductory courses in five math and science disciplines, to...

  4. Linear models and linear mixed effects models in R: Tutorial 1

    24 Apr 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/832Linear models and linear mixed models are an impressively powerful and flexible tool for understanding the world. This tutorial is the first of two tutorials that introduce...

  5. Manual for Using BIRDD

    19 Nov 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/214This document contains all of the database notes and How-To files from within BIRDD. These can be printed to provide a "manual" for students to refer to. Instructors can distribute...

  6. MathBench Biology Modules

    13 Mar 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    Modules designed to help students understand the math behind the material learned in introductory ecology courses. 

  7. Mathematics for Biologists Problem Workbook

    27 Feb 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/748This is a workbook of solved problems created by Dr. Juergen Gerlach at Radford University, for  students in Math 119 - Mathematics for Biologists.   He is...

  8. Measuring the Health of the Earth Using the Theory of Island Biography

    11 Mar 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/868Biodiversity has been shown to be a good measure of the health of the planet system (McGrady-Steed et al. 1997). The more species and genetic diversity, the more stable the...

  9. Mendelian Genetics, Probability, Pedigree, and Chi-Squared Statistics

    03 Oct 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): David Donoho

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/341In this classroom activity, students are introduced to the genetics of sickle cell disease by a short film The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection in Humans . A classroom handout...

  10. Mentoring Undergraduate Research Projects in Mathematical Biology

    21 Oct 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/255For several years, we have been mentoring undergraduate research projects in the areas of the dynamics of impulsive differential equation models for pest management and epidemiology and the...

  11. Modeling Infectious Disease through Contact Networks

    25 Mar 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): David Donoho

    This poster was presented at the University of Portland's Summer Research Symposium on November 9, 2014, in Portland, Oregon. The poster is aimed at readers with little or no background in modeling infectious diseases. The contents provide a brief overview of modeling infectious diseases on...

  12. Modeling Infectious Disease through Contact Networks

    25 Mar 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This poster was presented at the University of Portland's Summer Research Symposium on November 9, 2014, in Portland, Oregon. The poster is aimed at readers with little or no background in modeling infectious diseases. The contents provide a brief overview of modeling infectious diseases on...

  13. Modeling: A Primer - The crafty art of making, exploring, extending, transforming, tweaking, bending, disassembling, questioning, and breaking models

    26 Feb 2016 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/346Explore how to use, analyze, and criticize some important and historically influential models in biology in this text only module.

  14. Modelling and simulation: helping students acquire this skill using a Stock and Flow approach with MathBench

    20 Oct 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    Computational and modelling skills are vital to most fields of biological research, yet traditional biology majors have no or little opportunity to develop these skills during their undergraduate education. We describe an approach, which can address this issue by a synergy of...

  15. ModelSim Population Biology Unit

    18 May 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): David Donoho

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/902This resource provides rich student modeling activities and materials, teacher resources, and much more, in the realm of agent based models applied to population biology....

  16. Modernizing Statistics Education via Biology Applications

    21 Oct 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/254In most traditional statistics courses, instructors use data from different fields in an effort to give the courses an interdisciplinary flavor. They generally fail because these attempts...

  17. Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC)

    27 Mar 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/851An online journal focusing upon generally-applicable studies of cell biology. From the journal:  MBoC publishes research articles and essays that report...

  18. Monkey Opsins

    20 Aug 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/356Humans have trichromatic vision. Our eyes detect colors in the visible range of the spectrum using three different cone cell types, each maximally stimulated by a different wavelength of...

  19. Natural History Collections as Emerging Resources for Innovative Education

    24 Feb 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here:https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/854Article abstract:"There is an emerging consensus that undergraduate biology education in the United States is at a crucial juncture, especially...

  20. Open science, open data, open source projects for undergraduate research experiences

    17 Jun 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/314Description:In this workshop, I will demonstrate a suite of open source tools that students use in my courses to conduct original research in my courses.  In a team-taught, cross-listed...