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  1. AIM-UP! (Advancing Integration of Museums into Undergraduate Programs)

    13 Mar 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Joseph A. Cook, Scott Edwards, Stefanie Ickert-Bond, Eileen Lacy

    An NSF-funded Research Coordination Network, the goal of AIM-UP! is to bring museum archives and natural history collections to the forefront of biology education.  From the website:  "We are developing these themes through meetings, on-line discussions and workshops at scientific...

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

    11 Mar 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Jana Eggleston, Stephanie Renee Campau, Farshid Ahrestani, Holly D Gaff

    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...

  3. Statistical Exploration of Climate Data

    11 Mar 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Tamra Carpenter, Robert Vanderbei, Jon Kettenring

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/900Teacher version       Student versionThis module is appropriate for introductory statistics classes.Supporting files: Module figures for...

  4. Carbon Footprint: A Study of Unit and Dimensions

    11 Mar 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Amanda Bonilla, Laura Foster, Rikki Wagstrom, Jean McGivney-Burelle

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/866In this module, we integrate the context of carbon emission and human consumption into an introductory lesson on units and estimation. Background information is provided to...

  5. Modeling Crop Rotation with Discrete Mathematics

    11 Mar 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Jennifer Lorraine Cartier, Kellen Myers, Victoria Ferguson, Yekaterina Voskoboynik

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/864Module Summary: The production of crops is essential to human life. Producing these crops, however, comes with it a cost to the environment. The commonly used agricultural...

  6. Draft Version: Energy Balance Models

    11 Mar 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Daniel Flath, Hans G. Kaper, Frank Wattenberg, Esther Widiasih

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here:  https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/863This module introduces the student to the process of mathematical modeling. It shows how the process starts in the 4real world! with a...

  7. Revolutionizing the Use of Natural History Collections in Education

    11 Mar 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Karen E. Powers, L. Alan Prather, Joesph A. Cook, James Woolley, Henry L. Bart Jr., Anna K. Monfils, Petra Sierwald

    Using natural history collections, both physical specimens and archive data, promises to connect classroom learning with the real world of science.    From the article:  "Natural history collections are an irreplaceable and extensive record of life, and form the basis of our...

  8. Mathematics for Biologists Problem Workbook

    27 Feb 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Juergen Gerlach

    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...

  9. Mathematics for Biologists Problem Workbook

    27 Feb 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Juergen Gerlach

    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...

  10. 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...

  11. Innovative Teaching Exchange: Asking Questions in Probability Class

    25 Feb 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Queena N. Lee-Chua

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/898This is an article in MAA's Innovative Teaching Exchange that describes strategies to get students past thoughtless number crunching, guessing, and intuition when it comes...

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

    24 Feb 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): William Bialek, David Botstein

    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...

  13. Mathematics for the Life Sciences

    24 Feb 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Erin N. Bodine, Suzanne Lenhart, Lou Gross

    From source site: "This website is designed to provide a variety of information about the text Mathematics for the Life Sciences. It provides some material that supplements the presentations in the text, and will be the primary method used by the authors to pass on new material related...

  14. 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...

  15. Building Successful Online Communities: Evidence-Based Social Design

    24 Feb 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Robert E. Kraut, Paul Resnick

    "What does social science tell us about how to make thriving online communities? Quite a lot, it turns out - but only if we listen very closely and, at times, employ a translator." - Kraut and Resnick 2012

  16. 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...

  17. POPULUS Lotka - Volterra, the logistic equation & Isle Royale

    13 Feb 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Stephen Malcolm

    Laboratory exercise explores predator-prey dynamics using Populus.

  18. POPULUS Simulations of interspecific competition using the Lotka-Volterra model

    13 Feb 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Scott Creel

    Explores the Lotka-Volterra model of interspecific competition using Populus.  

  19. Statistics for biologists

    12 Feb 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/897There is no disputing the importance of statistical analysis in biological research, but too often it is considered only after an experiment is completed, when it may be too...

  20. Quantitative Modules to accompany general biology courses

    06 Feb 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Susan Harrell Yee, Monica Beals

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/828This collection of about 50 modules were developed to accompany general biology courses and allow instructors to add some quantitative examples in many of the topics in a...