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Visitors at NIMBioS in 2018

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.

Visitor/Sabbatical Archive

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(L to R) Fan, Lenhart

Guihong Fan (Mathematics, Columbus State Univ.)

Project Title: Modeling West Nile Virus

Guihong Fan is collaborating on a project with Suzanne Lenhart to develop a model of West Nile Virus in mosquitoes, humans and birds with an emphasis on dynamics driven by temperature.

Visit Dates: August 3-7, 2018

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(L to R) Fefferman, Price

Candice Price (Mathematics, UC San Diego)

Project Title: Understanding the influence of multilayer networks on animal/human behavior

Candice Price is collaborating with Nina Fefferman to develop novel mathematical metrics for studying multi-layer networks influence on animal and human behavior.

Visit Dates: July 25-August 1, 2018

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Tony Jhwueng (Statistics, Feng-Chia Univ.)

Project Title: On the condition of phylogenetic trees for comparative analysis

Tony Jhwueng is collaborating with Brian O'Meara to investigate a numerical parameter estimation issue in phylogenetic comparative methods.

Visit Dates: July 23 - August 9, 2018

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(L to R) Tilman, Chang, McManus, Gross

Lisa McManus (Ecology, Evolution, & Natural Resources, Rutgers Univ.) and Andrew Tilman (Biology, Univ. of Pennsylvania)

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

S. Carrignon photo. Simon Carrignon (Barcelona Supercomputing Center)

Simon Carrignon is collaborating on a project with Alex Bentley and Michael Gilchrist to apply the tools of evolutionary biology toward modeling cultural evolution.

Visit dates: June 4-30, 2018

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(L to R) Acevedo, Siewe, Prosper, Ruktanonchai

Miguel Acevedo (Biology, Univ. of Puerto Rico); Nick Ruktanonchai (Geography, Univ. of Southhampton); and Olivia Prosper (Mathematics, Univ. of Kentucky)

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

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Xiangping Liu (Agricultural and Resource Economics, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville)

Project Title: Developing a cost-effective payment system for forest carbon sequestration

Xiangping Lui is conducting postdoctoral research for the labs of Paul Armsworth and Seong-Hoon Cho on a USDA-sponsored project to design payment mechanisms for carbon sequestration on forest land.

Visit Dates: May 2-TBA, 2018

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(L to R) Lenhart, Hilker
Frank Hilker (Applied Systems Science, Osnabrück University)

Frank Hilker is collaborating on a project with Suzanne Lenhart and Danielle Burton on discrete models for timing of harvest rates in population models.

Visit dates: March 15-22

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(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

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(L to R) DeSilva, Lenhart
Kokum DeSilva (Mathematics, University of Peradeniya)

Kokum DeSilva is collaborating on a project with Suzanne Lenhart to develop population cooperative models with spatial and temporal features for investigating the effects of available resources and choice of movement directions.

Visit dates: March 12-16

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(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

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(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

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(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

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