Teaching Mathematics to Biologists and Biology to Mathematicians. Gretchen A. Koch Goucher College MathFest 2007. Introduction. Who: Undergraduate students and faculty What: Improving quantitative skills of students through combination of biology and mathematics
Gretchen A. Koch
where C is the number of crabs on day t, and D is some constant number.
where C is the number of crabs on day t, and r is some constant number.
where C is the number of crabs on day t, and r and K are constants.
the rate at which the product AB is produced by colliding molecules of A and B is proportional to the concentrations of the reactants.
Hosts (S, I, R) are infected by vectors (U, V) that can carry one
of three strains of the virus (i=1, 2, 3).
Cushing, J.M. (2004) Differential Equations: An Applied Approach. Pearson Prentice Hall.
Edelstein-Keshet, L. (1988) Mathematical Models in Biology. Birkhäuser.
Neuhauser, C. (2004) Calculus for Biology and Medicine. 2 ed. Pearson Education.
Yeargers, E.K., Shonkwiler, R.W., and J.V. Herod. (1996) An Introduction to the Mathematics of Biology with Computer Algebra Models. Birkhäuser.
ICBL: Investigative Case Based Learning: http://bioquest.org/icbl/
ESTEEM Module Documentation
Continuous Growth Models Documentation (John R. Jungck, Tia Johnson, Anton E. Weisstein, and Joshua Tusin): http://www.bioquest.org/products/files/197_Growth_models.pdf
SIR Model Documentation (Tony Weisstein): http://www.bioquest.org/products/files/196_sirmodel.doc
Two Species Documentation (Tony Weisstein, Rene Salinas, John Jungck): http://www.bioquest.org/products/files/203_TwoSpecies_Model.doc
Blue Crab Resources
Blue Crab: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/blue_crab.htm
Chesapeake Blue Crab Assessment 2005: http://hjort.cbl.umces.edu/crabs/Assessment05.html
Maryland Sea Grant The Living Chesapeake Coast, Bay & Watershed Issues Blue Crabs: http://www.mdsg.umd.edu/issues/chesapeake/blue_crabs/index.html