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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...
Advancing population ecology with integral projection models: a practical guide
By Cory Merow1, Johan Dahlgren2, Jessica Metcalf3, Dylan Childs4, Margaret Evans5, Eelke Jongejans6, Sydne Record7, Mark Rees4, Roberto Salguero-Gómez8, Sean McMahon9
1. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA 2. Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden 3. Department of Zoology, Oxford University, Oxford, UK 4. Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK 5. Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA 6. Department of Animal Ecology and Ecophysiology, Institute for Water and Wetland Research, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands 7. Harvard University, Harvard Forest, Petersham, MA, USA 8. Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Qld, Australia 9. Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater, MD, Edgewater, MD, USA
Integral projection models (IPMs) use information on how an individual's state influences its vital rates – survival, growth and reproduction – to make population projections using regression...
Quantitative Reasoning Learning Progression
08 Feb 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Robert Lee Mayes
Georgina Southern University
Three articles about the work of a project on quantitative reasoning in the context of environmental literacy.
Assessment of Science Inquiry
17 Jan 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Sabra Lee, George Hein
Resource from the 2015 BioQUEST Summer Workshop
QUBES: a community focused on supporting teaching and learning in quantitative biology
02 Jan 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Sam S Donovan1, Carrie Diaz Eaton2, Tom Gower3, Kristin Jenkins4, Drew LaMar5, DorothyBelle Poli6, Bob Sheehy7, Jeremy M Wojdak7
1. University of Pittsburgh 2. Unity College 3. North Carolina State University 4. BioQUEST 5. College of William and Mary 6. Roanoke College 7. Radford University
This letter provides an overview of the Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis (QUBES) Project funded through the National Science Foundation.
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29 Sep 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Katherine Poole
This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/873There are 14 beautiful facial bones six of them are paired and two of them are unpaired, for a grand total of 14 facial bones. The facial bones...
Local Food Literature
11 Jun 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Josh Nease
Ten Simple Rules to Make the Most Out of Your Undergraduate Research Career
01 Jun 2017 |
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50 years of Data Science
23 Feb 2016 | | Contributor(s):: David Donoho
This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/912More than 50 years ago, John Tukey called for a reformation of academic statistics. In ‘The Future of Data Analysis’, he pointed to the existence of an as-yet...
Modelling and simulation: helping students acquire this skill using a Stock and Flow approach with MathBench
20 Oct 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Istvan Karsai, Katerina V. Thompson, Kären C. Nelson
Computational and modelling skills are vital to most fields of biological research, yet traditional biology majors have no or little opportunity to develop these skills during their undergraduate education. We describe an approach, which can address this issue by a synergy of...
Sting, Carry and Stock: How Corpse Availability Can Regulate De-Centralized Task Allocation in a Ponerine Ant Colony
20 Oct 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Istvan Karsai, Thomas Schmickl
This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/844We develop a model to produce plausible patterns of task partitioning in the ponerine ant Ectatomma ruidum based on the availability of living prey and prey corpses. The...
BioNumbers—the database of key numbers in molecular and cell biology
03 Oct 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Ron Milo, Paul Jorgensen, Uri Moran, Griffin Weber, Michael Springer
This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/821BioNumbers (http://www.bionumbers.hms.harvard.edu) is a database of key numbers in molecular and cell biology—the quantitative properties of biological systems of...
Using Evolutionary Data in Developing Phylogenetic Trees: A Scaffolded Approach with Authentic Data
01 Oct 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Kd Davenport, Kirsten Jane Milks, Rebecca Van Tassell
Analyzing evolutionary relationships requires that students have a thorough understanding of evidence and of how scientists use evidence to develop these relationships. In this lesson sequence, students work in groups to process many different lines of evidence of evolutionary relationships...
Theory, models and biology
28 Aug 2015 | | 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.
Breeding synchrony in colonial birds: from local stress to global harmony
02 Aug 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Roger Jovani, Volker Grimm
This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/871This is a supplemental resource for Agent-based and Individual-based Modeling: a practical introduction by Railsback and Grimm (2012). This is a reprint from...
The ODD protocol: A review and first update
01 Aug 2015 | | 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...
QUBES: a community focused on supporting teaching and learning in quantitative biology
30 Jul 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Sam S Donovan, Carrie Diaz Eaton, Tom Gower, Kristin Jenkins, Drew LaMar, DorothyBelle Poli, Bob Sheehy, Jeremy M Wojdak
This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/226This letter provides an overview of the Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis (QUBES) Project funded through the National Science Foundation. The project has five...