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Past NIMBioS Postdoctoral Fellow

Sharon Bewick

S. Bewick photo. Dates: August 2009 – January 2012

Project Title: Modeling local community responses to climatic change: A case study on the competitive and mutualistic interactions between ants and plants in temperate forests

As a NIMBioS postdoctoral fellow, Sharon Bewick (Ph.D. Chemistry, Princeton University, 2006) modeled local community responses to climatic change. In particular, her research focused on how different ant species interact and how their interactions affect forest plant composition. Upon completing her fellowship at NIMBioS, Dr. Bewick accepted a position as postdoctoral researcher at the Bill Fagan Lab, University of Maryland.

NIMBioS Seminar: Modeling local community responses to climate change

Feature Story: Can ants, and the plants that rely on them, take the heat?

Video Interview: Ants and climate change

Publications while at NIMBioS

Bewick S, Chisholm RA, Akcay E, Godsoe W. 2014. A stochastic biodiversity model with overlapping niche structure. Theoretical Ecology. [Online]

Bewick S, Stuble KL, Lessard JP, Dunn RR, Adler FR, Sanders NJ. 2014. Predicting future coexistence in a North American ant community. Ecology and Evolution, 4(10): 1804-1819. [Online]

Moran EV, Bewick S, Cobbold C. 2013. Effects of plant genotype and insect dispersal rate on the population dynamics of a forest pest. Ecology, 94(12): 2792-2802. [Online]

Agusto FB, Bewick S, Parshad RD. 2012. Mosquito management in the face of natural selection. Mathematical Biosciences, 239(1): 154-168. [Online].

Sackett TE, Record S, Bewick S, Baiser B, Sanders NJ, Ellison AM. 2011. Response of macroarthropod assemblages to the loss of hemlock (Tsuga canadensis), a foundation species. Ecosphere, 2(7): UNSP 74. [Online]

Bewick S, Zhang M, and Hamel W. 2011. Passive versus aggressive strategies: A game theoretic analysis of military and immune defense. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics – Part A: Systems and Humans, vol. 41(3):583-588. [Online]

Presentations while at NIMBioS

Bewick SA, Chisholm RA, Akcay E, Godsoe W. October 2011. Tropical biodiversity: New models for an old problem. Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, Modern Mathematics Workshop, San Jose, CA.

Bewick SA, Chisholm RA, Akcay E, Godsoe W. August 2011. 'Neutral' models with overlapping niches. The 2011 Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Austin, TX.

Bewick S. January 2010. Growth detection: A mechanism for immune system decision-making. Systems Approaches in Immunology. Santa Fe, NM.

Bewick S, Onami T. 2010. Growth Detection: A novel role for CD4+ T-cells. AIA Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD.

Bewick S, Onami T. 2010. Growth Detection: A novel role for CD4+ T-cells. MBI Workshop for Young Researchers in Mathematical Biology. Columbus, OH.

Bewick S, Onami T. 2010. Growth Detection: A novel role for CD4+ T-cells. SIAM Annual Meeting. Pittsburgh, PA.

Bewick S, Stuble KL, Dunn R, Sanders N. 2010. Regulation of seasonal cycles in a warming world. IUSSI. Copenhagen, Denmark.

Bewick S, Stuble KL, Lessard JP, Dunn R, Adler F, and Sanders N. 2010. A mechanistic approach to modeling ant communities under warming regimes. Center for Mathematical Biology. University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.

Bewick S, Stuble KL, Lessard JP, Dunn R, Adler F, and Sanders N. 2010. A mechanistic approach to modeling ant communities under warming regimes. University of Utah Mathematical Biology Seminar. Salt Lake City, UT.

Bewick S, Stuble KL, Lessard JP, Dunn R, Adler F, Sanders N. 2010. A mechanistic approach to modeling ant communities under warming regimes. 7th International Conference on Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems. Tampa, FL.

Bewick S, Stuble KL, Lessard JP, Dunn R, Adler F, Sanders N. 2010. A mechanistic approach to modeling ant communities under warming regimes. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Pittsburgh, PA.

Bewick S, Stuble KL, Lessard JP, Dunn R, Adler F, Sanders N. 2010. A mechanistic approach to modeling ant communities under warming regimes. SAMAB. Gatlinburg, TN.



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