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  1. Exploring the Lotka-Volterra Competition Model using Two Species of Parasitoid Wasps

    25 Mar 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Christopher W. Beck, Judy A. Guinan, Lawrence S. Blumer, Robert W. Matthews

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/270Laboratory exercise in which students collect data on parasitoid wasps and fit Lotka-Volterra competition models.  The authors' abstract:"In this investigation,...

  2. Founder Effects, Inbreeding, and Loss of Genetic Diversity in Four Avian Reintroduction Programs

    22 Mar 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Ian Jamieson

    The number of individuals translocated and released as part of a reintroduction is often small, as is the final established population, because the reintroduction site is typically small. Small founder and small resulting populations can result in population bottlenecks, which are associated with...

  3. MathBench Biology Modules

    13 Mar 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Katerina V. Thompson, Kären C. Nelson, Gili Marbach-Ad, Michael Keller, William F. Fagan, Patricia A. Shields

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

  4. MathBench Biology Modules

    13 Mar 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Katerina V. Thompson, Kären C. Nelson, Gili Marbach-Ad, Michael Keller, William F. Fagan, Patricia A. Shields

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

  5. 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...

  6. BioQUEST: 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/publications/345This downloadable module features imaginary animals and plants, and is meant to aid students in thinking about questions of evolution, classification, and phylogeny. 

  7. BioQUEST: 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/publications/345This downloadable module features imaginary animals and plants, and is meant to aid students in thinking about questions of evolution, classification, and phylogeny. 

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...