Established in 2008 with an award from the National Science Foundation, the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis brings together researchers from around the world to collaborate across disciplinary boundaries to find creative solutions to today's complex biological problems. The NIMBioS process and its results have united the forces of diverse academic communities, transforming the landscape of scientific research and education in the United States and the world. Read more »
My most exciting current research work is probably a project that was started during a Working Group at NIMBioS in Tennessee, looking at how interactions between pathogens can be disentangled from survey data.
Nik Cunniffe, Mathematical Biology, University of Cambridge
Bag a job, bag a prey: Search theory used to manage threats from overhunting.
How many jobs should an applicant consider before accepting the next job offer? Turns out the same decision-making process that goes into searching for a job also applies to hunters searching for prey, and the knowledge can be used in conservation. In a new study, researchers used a job search theoretical model to better understand hunters' decision-making in order to develop conservation tools to address overhunting in the tropics, where more than three-quarters of all plant and animal species live.
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