## MISCELLANEOUS

Jim Powell's website has some excellent resources for integrodifference equations with code in MATLAB. Here is the equivalent code in R to solve a 1 dimensional integrodifference equation.

Being good at math means being comfortable with being stuck.

Here goes me deriving the

__logistic equation__for BIOL 3295 based on Vandermeer and Goldberg (the class textbook)

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 ssummer 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.

How to write an abstract.

Ten simple rules for structuring papers

A quick introduction to version control

How to write a paper (by Kevin Lafferty)

Tips for writing by Sarah Gergel

I had quite a bit of trouble making animations in R, but the problem turned out to be that I needed to view them with a web browser, not in Preview. The animations were being made correctly, the problem was with viewing them.

Resources for gradaute students

On mental health and graduate studies

How to use GitHub Desktop with non-GitHub software (i.e. Gitlab or Bitbucket)

Programming for Biologists by Easton White

Resources for teaching Ecology and Evolution by Easton White

ESA theoretical ecology wiki