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  1. 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...

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

    03 Aug 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Barry Aronhime, Bret D. Elderd, Carol Wicks, Margaret McMichael, Elizabeth Eich

    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...

  3. 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....

  4. 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...

  5. The Evolution (and Coevolution) of Flowering Plants

    02 Dec 2016 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Anna Monfils, Debra Linton, Libby Ellwood, Molly Phillips

    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...

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

    16 Jun 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Merle Heidemann, Peter J.T. White, Jim Smith

    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...

  7. The friendship paradox

    10 May 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Winfried Just, Hannah Lea Callender, Drew LaMar

    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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. The preferential attachment model

    10 May 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Winfried Just, Hannah Lea Callender, Drew LaMar, Ying Xin

    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...

  11. The replacement number

    10 May 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Winfried Just, Hannah Lea Callender, Drew LaMar, Ying Xin

    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...

  12. The Tree of Life

    19 Jun 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Arietta Fleming-Davies, Julie Morris, Sarah Orlofske, Ellen Wisner

         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,...

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...