Earl Talks Math Ecology to Fisk REU

Earl (white sweater, center) poses with FIsk REU students and mentors

NIMBioS postdoc Julia Earl (white sweater, center) poses with Fisk University REU students and mentors

NIMBioS postdoctoral fellow Julia Earl traveled to Nashville recently to present her work on movement ecology to undergraduates participating in Fisk University’s summer Research Experience for Undergraduates program. A rewarding experience, Earl said her talk, “Animals as ecosystem connectors: Does their movement path matter?” particularly grabbed one student, who later emailed Earl for the published paper on the model presented. “You have given me a glimmer of inspiration,” wrote the student who said that she had been looking for a research area to pursue. Earl’s visit was arranged through NIMBioS and Fisk University’s joint agreement to foster collaboration in areas of research, science and education. The partnerships’ primary goal is to cultivate a more diverse group of researchers capable of conducting research at the math/biology interface. NIMBioS has partnerships with five minority-serving institutions throughout the US.

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