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Java Applets for Power and Sample Size
30 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Russ Lenth
Statistics and Actuarial Science Department, University of Iowa
This is a Java application that allows you to do power and sample-size calculations for a number of standard statistical models.
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.
Introduction to Probability, Statistics, and Random Processes
By Hossein Pishro-Nik
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Massachusetts
This site is the homepage of the textbook Introduction to Probability, Statistics, and Random Processes by Hossein Pishro-Nik.
Tools: New tools for new science
By Harry Shum
A collection of computational, modeling and data analysis tools developed at Microsoft Research Labs.
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
Mutation and Selection: An Exploration of Antibiotic Resistance in Serratia Marcescens
25 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Laurel Hester1, Mark Sarvary2, Corey Ptak
1. Keuka College 2. Cornell University
This laboratory module gives students hands-on experience with mutation and selection in bacteria.
By Robert T Pennock1, Diane Blackwood1
Avida-ED is an award-winning educational application developed at Michigan State University for undergraduate biology courses to help students learn about evolution and scientific method.
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
Measuring the Health of the Earth Using the Theory of Island Biography
By Jana Eggleston, Stephanie Renee Campau, Farshid Ahrestani, Holly D Gaff1
Old Dominion University
This module uses a variety of available datasets to explore methods of calculating biodiversity and measuring landscape as well as the relationship between those.
Data from: Agent-based and Individual-based Modeling: A Practical Introduction, Chapter 5, Section 5.5 [Elevation]
By Steven F Railsback1, Volker Grimm
Lang Railsback & Associates
Elevation data input file for Section 5.5 (tab-separated plain text).
Carbon Footprint: A Study of Unit and Dimensions
By Amanda Bonilla1, Laura Foster, Rikki Wagstrom, Jean McGivney-Burelle
In this module, we integrate the context of carbon emission and human consumption into an introductory lesson on units and estimation.
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).
Modeling Crop Rotation with Discrete Mathematics
By Jennifer Lorraine Cartier1, Kellen Myers, Victoria Ferguson, Yekaterina Voskoboynik
The module develops discrete mathematics models that allow for creation of crop rotation schedules meeting a variety of needs.
Draft Version: Energy Balance Models
By Daniel Flath, Hans G. Kaper, Frank Wattenberg, Esther Widiasih
This module introduces the student to the process of mathematical modeling.
Quantitative Reasoning: Peer Review 16(3), 2014
By Shelly Johnson Carey
In this issue of the journal Peer Review, the authors discuss the issues surrounding quantitative literacy.
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.