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

    27 Jan 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    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...

  2. Survivorship in the Natural World

    09 Jul 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    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)...

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

    18 Jan 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    "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...

  4. 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...

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

    13 Mar 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    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...

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

    03 Aug 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    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...

  7. Testing Goodness of Fit with the Chi-Square

    07 Jan 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/740This is a MathBench module written for students to use in a self-study mode. It uses a narrative structure, humor, and everyday examples to step the learner through the...

  8. The Analysis of Biological Data: textbook and website

    23 Sep 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    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

    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 Evolution (and Coevolution) of Flowering Plants

    02 Dec 2016 | Teaching & Reference Material

    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...

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

    16 Jun 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    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...

  12. The friendship paradox

    10 May 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    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...

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

    25 May 2016 | Teaching & Reference Material

    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...

  14. The ODD protocol: A review and first update

    01 Aug 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    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...

  15. The preferential attachment model

    10 May 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    Many empirically studied networks have approximately so-called power-law or scale-free degree distributions. In Section 1 we formally define such distributions and explore some of their properties. We also introduce and briefly compare two methods for constructing random...

  16. The replacement number

    10 May 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    In this module we introduce the important notion of the replacement number, which generalizes the basic reproductive number R0. We investigate how this number behaves near the start of an outbreak in models based on the uniform mixing assumption and in models that assume a contact network that is...

  17. The Tree of Life

    19 Jun 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

         Transforming the "parade of phyla" into an integrated curriculum emphasizing evolutionary concepts, tree-thinking, and quantitative reasoning skills Our goal is to create an integrated curriculum that emphasizes evolutionary concepts, tree-thinking,...

  18. Theory, models and biology

    28 Aug 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    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.

  19. 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.

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

    20 Feb 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    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...