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In G. Ledder, J. P. Carpenter, and T. D. Comar (eds.), Undergraduate Mathematics for the Life Sciences: Processes, Models, and Directions, Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Notes series, 81, pp. 133–138.
An integrated interdisciplinary research course in biology and mathematics is useful for recruiting students to interdisciplinary research careers, but there are difficulties involved in creating and implementing it. We describe the genesis, objectives, design policies, and structure of the Research Skills in Theoretical Ecology course at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and discuss the difficulties that can arise in designing and implementing interdisciplinary courses.