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25 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Robert T Pennock1, Diane Blackwood1
Michigan State University
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.
Data from: Advancing population ecology with integral projection models: a practical guide
By Cory Merow, Johan Dahlgren, Jessica Metcalf, Dylan Childs, Margaret Evans, Eelke Jongejans, Sydne Record, Mark Rees, Roberto Salguero-Gómez, Sean McMahon
Review important resources for building IPMs and provide a comprehensive guide, with extensive R code, for their construction.
EDSIN Conference Flier
By Alycia Crall
National Ecological Observatory Network
This is the official conference flier. Feel free to distribute via your networks.
Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC)
23 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials
An online journal focusing upon generally-applicable studies of cell biology.
An Introduction to agent-based modeling.
By Marco A Janssen
Arizona State University
Introductory level textbook based on a collection of lecture notes from an undergraduate course on agent-based modeling at Arizona State University.
AMS Mathematical Moments
Discover the world of mathematics with Mathematical Moments, 8.5'' x 11'' pdfs, available in many different scientific topics.
An Introduction to Statistical Learning: with Applications in R
By Gareth James1, Daniela Witten2, Trevor Hastie3, Robert Tibshirani3
1. University of Southern California 2. University of Washington 3. Stanford University
This book provides an introduction to statistical learning methods and is aimed for upper level undergraduate students, masters students and Ph.D. students in the non-mathematical sciences.
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