NIMBioS supports short-term visitors to NIMBioS for periods up to one week to assist their efforts in carrying out research that conforms to the mission of NIMBioS to foster research at the interface between mathematics and biology. NIMBioS no longer provides financial support for Sabbatical Fellows, but is open to requests for self-supported visits not needing financial support lasting up to several months duration, with the length of stay determined by the objectives of the proposed project.
Click here for a calendar listing of NIMBioS visitors for the year.
|(L to R) Tilman, Chang, McManus, Gross|
Project Title: Modeling fishing-hunting transitions with implications for biodiversity and food security
Lisa McManus and Andrew Tilman are collaborating on a project with Charlotte Chang to develop a model to elucidate the socio-economic drivers that constrain an individual's decision to harvest in terrestrial vs. marine systems.
Visit dates: July 4–12, 2018
Visit dates: June 4-30, 2018
|(L to R) Acevedo, Siewe, Prosper, Ruktanonchai|
Project Title: Spatial complexities in vector-borne disease dynamics: Theory and applications in lizard and human malaria
Miguel Acevedo, Nick Ruktanonchai, and Olivia Prosper will collaborate with Nourridine Siewe on a project to develop theory and design experiments for investigating the influence of spatial complexity in vector-borne disease dynamics.
Visit Dates: May 31-June 2
Xiangping Liu (Agricultural and Resource Economics, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville)
Project Title: Developing a cost-effective payment system for forest carbon sequestration
Visit Dates: May 2-TBA, 2018
|(L to R) Fordyce, Marion|
Zachary Marion (Biology, Univ. of Nevada)
Zachary Marion is collaborating on a project with James Fordyce to develop prediction and causal inference models to examine interactions within plant-insect microbial networks.
Visit Dates: March 13-24, 2018
|(L to R) Siewe, Che|
Eric Ngang Che (Mathematics, Howard University)
Project Title: Risk structured model of cholera infections in Cameroon
Eric Ngang Che is collaborating on a project with NIMBioS postdoctoral fellow Nourridine Siewe on a project to develop a high and low risk structured model of cholera infection dynamics in Cameroon.
Visit Dates: March 9-17, 2018
|(L to R) Chang, Drohan|
Sarah Drohan (Applied Mathematics, Princeton Univ.)
Project Title: Hunting as an optimal stopping problem in indiscriminate harvesting systems
Sarah Drohan is collaborating on a project with NIMBioS postdoctoral fellow Charlotte Chang on predicting threshold value of body mass under which it is not optimal for a hunter to shoot.
Visit Dates: January 15-26, 2018
|(L to R) Lenhart, Levy|
Ben Levy (Mathematics, Fitchburg State Univ.)
Ben Levy is collaborating with Suzanne Lenhart, Orou Gauoe, and Christina Edholm on a project to develop models of plant and insect communities in Benin. He is also collaborating on a project with Lenhart, Edholm and Daniel Burton to develop elephant population models using data from Amboselli Park, Kenya.
Visit Dates: January 15-16, 2018