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Exploring how climate will impact plant-insect distributions and interactions using open data and informatics
06 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Wendy Clement1, Kathleen Prudic2, Jeffrey Oliver3
1. The College of New Jersey 2. University of Arizona 3. University of Arizona Libraries
This teaching module provides an entry point for students to learn about data science, open data repositories (e.g., citizen science data), and species distribution modeling to study the effects of...
Developing quantitative skills for ecological data: the effects of climate warming on phenological variation and species interactions
21 Nov 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jill Hamilton1, Zachary Tarble1
North Dakota State University
Students combine long-term observational data sets and experimental warming in an alpine meadow in Gothic, CO to test, evaluate, and interpret ecological data focusing on phenological variation and...
50 Years of Data Science
30 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By David Donoho
This paper reviews some ingredients of the current “Data Science moment”, including recentcommentary about data science in the popular media, and about how/whether Data Science isreally different...
By Bodo Winter1, Sven Grawunder2
1. Department of Cognitive and Information Sciences, University of California, Merced 2. Department of Linguistics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
The dataset recorded properties of formal and informal speech registers in Korean.
Innovative Teaching Exchange: Asking Questions in Probability Class
By Queena N. Lee-Chua
Ateneo de Manila University
This 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 to solving probability...
Statistics for Biologists
By Magdalena Skipper1, Ritu Dhand1, Helen Pearson1, Francesca Cesari1
There 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 late.
26 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Louise Mead1, Jim Smith2, Wendy Johnson, Michael James Wiser2, Robert T Pennock2, Amy Lark
1. BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action 2. Michigan State University
Published Avida-Ed article
Avida-ED User Manual
By Diane Blackwood
Michigan State University
Basic User manual to use Avida-ED
25 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Katherine Poole
Information about the many different facial bones.
Breeding synchrony in colonial birds: from local stress to global harmony
By Volker Grimm, Roger Jovani1
Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research
This is a supplemental resource for ABM
The ODD protocol: A review and first update
By Volker Grimm, Uta Berger, Donald L. DeAngelis, J. Gary Polhill, Jarl Giske, Steven F. Railsback
The ‘ODD’ (Overview, Design concepts, and Details) protocol was published in 2006 to standardize the published descriptions of individual-based and agent-based models (ABMs).
Theory, models and biology
By Wenying Shou1, Carl T. Bergstrom2, Arup K. Chakraborty3, Frances K. Skinner4
1. Division of Basic Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, United States 2. Department of Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, United States 3. Departments of Chemical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry and Biological Engineering, and the Institute for Medical Engineering & Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, United States 4. Toronto Western Research Institute, University Health Network and the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Theoretical ideas have a rich history in many areas of biology, and new theories and mathematical models have much to offer in the future.
Natural History Collections as Emerging Resources for Innovative Education
23 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Joseph A. Cook, Scott V. Edwards, Eileen A. Lacey, Robert P. Guralnick, Pamela S. Soltis, Douglas E. Soltis, Corey K. Welch, Kayce C. Bell, Kurt E. Galbreath, Christopher Himes, Julie M. Allen, Tracy A. Heath, Ana C. Carnaval, Kimberly L. Cooper, Mark Liu, James Hanken, Stefanie Ickert-Bond
Natural history collections have the potential to help transform undergraduate science education from passive learning into an active exploration of the natural world.
Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC)
23 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials
An online journal focusing upon generally-applicable studies of cell biology.
T2R38 taste receptor polymorphisms underlie susceptibility to upper respiratory infection
By Robert J Lee1, Guoxiang Xiong1, Jennifer M. Kofonow1
University of Pennsylvania
Article presenting evidence that the bitter taste receptor T2R38 regulates the mucosal innate defense of the human upper airway.
Sting, Carry and Stock: How Corpse Availability Can Regulate De-Centralized Task Allocation in a Ponerine Ant Colony
By Istvan Karsai1, Thomas Schmickl1
East Tennessee State University
Model showing that organization of work through a common stomach system can allow Ectatomma ruidum to collectively forage for food in a robust, reactive and reliable way
A Quick Guide to Teaching R Programming to Computational Biology Students
22 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Stephen Elgen
University of Cambridge
An introduction from an experienced educator in teaching R to computational biology graduate students.
Taking a Second Look: Investigating Biology with Visual Datasets
20 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Ethel Stanley
An article exploring the use of visual datasets as an educational aid for biology students.
Introductory Science and Mathematics Education for 21st-Century Biologists
By William Bialek1, David Botstein2
1. Department of Physics, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA., Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA. 2. Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA., Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA.
A unified introductory science curriculum that fully incorporates mathematics and quantitative thinking aimed to incorporate biology into the traditional quantitative cultures that have come to...
Towards better modelling and decision support: Documenting model development, testing, and analysis using TRACE
By Jacqueline Augusiak1, Andreas Focks1, Béatrice M. Frank2, Faten Gabsi3, Alice S.A. Johnston4, Chun Liu4, Benjamin T. Martin5, Mattia Meli6, Viktoriia Radchuk2, Pernille Thorbek7, Steven F Railsback8, Volker Grimm9
1. Wageningen University, Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality Management Group, Wageningen University and Research Centre, P.O. Box 47, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands 2. Université Catholique de Louvain, Earth and Life Institute, Croix du Sud 2, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium 3. RWTH Aachen University, Institute for Environmental Research, Worringerweg 1, 52074 Aachen, Germany 4. University of Reading, School of Biological Sciences, Philip Lyle Building, Room 405, Reading RG6 6AS, UK 5. University of California Santa Barbara, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9620, USA 6. Roskilde University, Department of Environmental, Social and Spatial Change, Universitetsvej 1, P.O. Box 260, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark 7. yngenta, Environmental Safety, Jealott's Hill International Research Centre, Bracknell, Berkshire RG42 6EY, UK 8. Lang Railsback & Associates 9. Unknown
We introduce TRACE, a framework for documenting model testing and analysis. TRACE is based on the recently proposed framework of model "evaluation" , and is designed to make models fit for...