## MISCELLANEOUS

On the value of a diverse education. Source: Washington Post.

During the three years which I spent at Cambridge my time was wasted, as far as the academical studies were concerned, as completely as at Edinburgh and at school. I attempted mathematics, and even went during the summer of 1828 with a private tutor (a very dull man) to Barmouth, but I got on very slowly. The work was repugnant to me, chiefly from my not being able to see any meaning in the early steps in algebra.

Barraquand F. et al. Lack of quantitative training among early-career ecologists: a survey of the problem and potential solutions. PeerJ.

Maths degrees pays: 'a high demand for mathematical problem solving skills'. Source: Nature.

Interview with Dr Simon Levin discussing, among other things, the pursuit of mathematical skills for biology undergraduates and collaborations between theoreticians and empiricists.

Pig data: an entertaining take on mechanistic models in the era of big data.

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During the three years which I spent at Cambridge my time was wasted, as far as the academical studies were concerned, as completely as at Edinburgh and at school. I attempted mathematics, and even went during the summer of 1828 with a private tutor (a very dull man) to Barmouth, but I got on very slowly. The work was repugnant to me, chiefly from my not being able to see any meaning in the early steps in algebra.

*This impatience was very foolish, and in after years I have deeply regretted that I did not proceed far enough at least to understand something of the great leading principles of mathematics, for men thus endowed seem to have an extra sense*. (Charles Darwin). Source: Huffington Post.Barraquand F. et al. Lack of quantitative training among early-career ecologists: a survey of the problem and potential solutions. PeerJ.

Maths degrees pays: 'a high demand for mathematical problem solving skills'. Source: Nature.

Interview with Dr Simon Levin discussing, among other things, the pursuit of mathematical skills for biology undergraduates and collaborations between theoreticians and empiricists.

Pig data: an entertaining take on mechanistic models in the era of big data.

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