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Links Related to Mathematical Biology

R for biologists: An introductory guide.
Supplementary Material for Computational Thinking in Biology
Program for Excellence and Equity in Research (PEER)
Sustainable Computing and Leading Edge Innovative Technology (SCALE-IT)
Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI)
iPlant collaborative
National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NEScent)
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS)
BioQuest Curriculum Consortium
National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)
University of Pittsburgh MIDAS National Center of Excellence
Hands on the Land
Society for Mathematical Biology (SMB)
Environmental Education in TN
Lawrence Hall of Science
Shodor Foundation
Citizen Science
Science Gateways
Discover Life in America
Encyclopedia of Life
American Institute of Biological Sciences
International Society of Computational Biology
Computational Biology Research Center, Japan
The Institution of Engineering and Technology, UK
Systems and Synthetic Biology Network
The Institute for Systems Biology
Agent-Based Modeling Laboratory
Netherlands Consortium for Systems Biology
Understanding Science, a resource for teachers, students and the public
Talking Science, Part of the Science Friday Initiative

Resources for Teaching Math + Biology

The 50 Best Blogs for STEM Educators
Hands On: Real-World Lessons for Middle School Classrooms

Social Media

Twitter Guide for Academics and Researchers (London School of Economics)
Social Networking for Scientists: The Wiki
Science Blogging How-To
A Word About Blogging: Science Blogging and Tenure (Science)

Communicating Science Effectively

An Introduction to Social Media for Scientists
Scientific Communication Resources from Scitable by Nature Education
Assertion-Evidence Approach to Presentations
Pimp your Powerpoint - Tips from The Scientist magazine
Communicating Science: Giving Talks
Better Posters by DoctorZen.net
Communicating Science: Tools for Scientists and Engineers from AAAS
Communicating Science from The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Coalition for the Public Understanding of Science/COPUS
Communicating Science News from the National Association of Science Writers
Public Communication of Science and Technology/PCST
SciDev.Net’s Science Communication Practical Guides
Science Media Centre, UK, Top Tips for Media Work (pdf)
Explaining Research: How to Reach Key Audiences to Advance Your Work
Communicating Science to the Public (from the American Society of Human Genetics)
Science Communication: Linking Theory and Practice
Journal of Science Communication

Career Guides

Excellence everywhere: A resource for scientists launching careers in emerging science centers (2009). Burroughs Wellcome Fund.

NIMBioS Educational Products

NIMBioS Teams Up with Biology in a Box

NIMBioS Educational Modules

Fungus Among Us!
Discover Birds! Changing Populations and Birds Champions
The Mathematics of Understanding Disease
Writing the Abstract
Measuring Biodiversity
Measuring a Forest
Modeling Predator-Prey Relationships in Soil

EcoEd Webinar

An EcoEd Webinar: Math, Computing, Undergraduate Ecology Education and Large Datasets: An Example from a Citizen Science Program, sponsored by NIMBioS and the Ecological Society of America (ESA), was held Sept. 8, 2010, at NIMBioS. The webinar focused on math and computational education for ecology undergrads and illustrated how a large field dataset can be used to motivate hypothesis formulation and assessment by undergraduates. You can view the archived webinar in its entirety by clicking the links below:

Video and audio to view in web browser (PC works best for this option)
Audio only (.wav format)
PDF version of the slideset presented

NIMBioS Poster Requirements

A description of poster requirements for research completed at NIMBioS and presented in a poster: (PDF)
Sample PowerPoint poster template