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  1. Staying Alive: Extinction Risk: Introduction to Extinction and Extinction Bias

    08 Jul 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Samantha Price, Peggy Schaeffer, Anna Thanukos, Samantha Swauger

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/275Data used in this activity are derived from: Price, S.A., and Gittleman J.L. 2007. Hunting to extinction: biology and regional economy influence extinction risk and the impact of hunting in...

  2. Survivorship in the Natural World

    09 Jul 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Anne M. Bronikowski, Jeanne Altmann, Diane K. Brockman, Marina Cords, Linda M. Fedigan, Anne Pusey, Tara Stoinski, William F. Morris, Karen B. Strier, Susan C. Alberts, Samantha Swauger

    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. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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,...

  10. 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...

  11. Using Online Materials/Videos to Enrich Linear Algebra for Scientists

    21 Oct 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Sarah Hews

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/250Linear algebra is an important course for biology majors but it is usually designed for math majors (emphasizing proofs) or engineers (focusing more on matrix algebra and algorithms)....

  12. Wellesley College Study Packet for the Quantitative Reasoning Assessment

    27 Mar 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/782This packet contains a set of 24 practice questions and 2 full-length practice assessments for the Quantitative Reasoning Assessment for Wellesley College. 

  13. Workshop Statistics: Discovery with Data, A Bayesian Approach

    25 Feb 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Jim Albert, Allan Rossman

    From the project website " Workshop Statistics:  Discovery with Data, A Bayesian Approach, Key College Press; ISBN: 1930190123 (coauthored with Allan J. Rossman of Dickinson College) is a collection of classroom and homework activities designed to introduce the student to...

  14. Yeast Cell Growth

    19 Nov 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Claudia Neuhauser

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/755Excel Workbook on lab data for yeast growth experiments provides a series of stepwise tasks for data analysis.