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 »
This truly was one of the best interdisciplinary workshops on sustainability that I have been to.
Eli Fenichel, Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University, on the DySoC/NIMBioS Investigative Workshop Extending the Theory of Sustainability
Scientists strategize for better conservation plans.
New research published in Trends in Ecology & Evolution estimates species' niche by incorporating evolutionary information above and below the level of species. Initiated by the activities of the NIMBioS Investigative Workshop on Species' Range Shifts in a Warming World, a team of scientists reviewed three strategies for incorporating evolutionary information in niche models. The research challenges traditional practices for modeling evolutionary relationships at the species level.
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Krithi K. Karanth.
Interdisciplinary Seminar on April 11 with conservation biologist Krithi K. Karanth, a 2019 Women of Discovery Awardee. Karanth is Executive Director of the Center for Wildlife Studies in Bangalore, an associate conservation scientist with the Wildlife Conservation Society, New York, and an adjunct assistant professor at Duke University.
New York based rap artist and playwright Baba Brinkman performs the world premiere of his Rap Guide to Culture on April 23. Baba is best known for his "Rap Guide" series of science-based hip-hop albums and theater shows, now playing off-Broadway.
Michele Gelfand, Distinguished Professor at the University of Maryland will discuss her new book, Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World on April 25. Her pioneering research into cultural norms has been cited thousands of times in the academic press and worldwide media.