NIMBioS supported several Sabbatical Fellows each year during the period 2010 – 2016. NIMBioS no longer provides financial support for Sabbatical Fellows, but continues to provide office space and a collaborative scientific environment for self-supported visitors. These individuals come to NIMBioS for visits of up to several months duration, with the length of stay determined by the objectives of the proposed project. For more information about self-supported visits and how to apply, click here.
Brian Beckage (Plant Biology, Univ. of Vermont)
Project Title: Using models to investigate patterns, process and climate change in savannas
Brian Beckage focuses on dynamics of forests, including disturbance and dynamics in savanna communities, climate change and ecological communities, tree invasions, and forest diversity.
Sabbatical Dates: January - August 2010
Beckage B, Godsoe W, Gross L, Platt W, Simberloff D. 2010. Individual variation slows competitive exclusion. Science, e-letter published online 14 July 2010. [Online]
Slocum MG, Beckage B, Platt WJ, Orzell SL, Taylor W. 2010. Effect of climate on wildfire size: A cross-scale analysis. Ecosystems, 13(6): 828-840. [Online]
Beckage B, Gross L, Kauffman S. 2011. The limits to prediction in ecological systems. Ecosphere: 2(11):125. doi: 10.1890/ES11-00211.1 [Online]
(Mathematics and Biomathematics, Univ. of South Bohemia, Czech Republic; Theoretical Ecology, Biology Research Center, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic)
Project Title: Population games
Vlastimil Krivan uses game theory to study the links between animal behavior, population dynamics and evolutionary processes with respect to biodiversity.
Sabbatical Dates: August - December 2010
Cressman R, Krivan V. 2013. Two-patch population models with adaptive dispersal: The effects of varying dispersal speeds. Journal of Mathematical Biology, 67(2): 329-358. [Online]
Krivan V. 2013. Behavioral refuges and predator-prey coexistence. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 339: 112-121. [Online] 10.1016/j.jtbi.2012.12.016
Krivan V. 2011. On the Gause predator-prey model with a refuge: A fresh look at the history. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 274(1): 67-73. [Online]
Krivan V. 2010. Evolutionary stability of optimal foraging: partial preferences in the diet and patch models. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 267(4): 486-494. [Online]
Krivan V. November 2010. On the Lotka-Volterra foraging games. University of Ilinois, Chicago, IL.