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SRE Students Publish in Population Ecology

Celebration is in order for a group of students from the 2017 Summer Research Experiences (SRE) for Undergraduates Program whose research has been published this month in Population Ecology. The paper, “Space, density and extra‐pair matings have opposing impacts on … Continue reading

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Partnering for Success with Minority Serving Institutes: The Story of Fisk

“The pursuit of knowledge and understanding is enriched by an environment in which people of diverse backgrounds learn together and from each other, and participate in free and genuine exchanges of views.” (University of Tennessee Diversity Action Plan) Since its beginnings … Continue reading

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Filling the Research Gap: Mathematics of Gun Violence

Coronavirus is capturing headlines around the world, and infectious disease experts are relying on data and mathematical models to help to curb its spread. Another public health menace capturing news headlines would also benefit from data and mathematical models: the … Continue reading

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Undergraduate Research Wins Award

A team of undergraduate researchers from the NIMBioS 2019 Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) program received a best poster award this month at the 15th annual Regional Mathematics and Statistics Conference at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Abby Williams, … Continue reading

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Girls Dig STEM at NIMBioS

Fifty middle school girls dug deep into science-technology-engineering-and-math at NIMBioS on Saturday with the Expanding Your Horizons Network STEM Activity Day. The event was organized by Suzanne Lenhart and Greg Wiggins at NIMBioS, in consultation with Judith Iriate-Gross from Middle Tennessee State … Continue reading

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Networking? New Software Studies the Ecological Kind

The activities of the Ecological Network Dynamics Working Group, which concluded this year, have culminated in a new R software package, now available, for analyzing the properties of large-scale ecological networks. EcoNetGen constructs and samples networks with predetermined topologies including … Continue reading

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Top of Class: Quantitative Bioscience at UT

As a service to the university, NIMBioS has unveiled a new Quantitative Bioscience website showcasing the multiple routes to success for graduate education in quantitative bioscience at the University of Tennessee. With 20 different research areas to explore, UT has … Continue reading

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Saving Amphibians, One Tadpole at a Time

A collaboration with former NIMBioS postdocs Angela Peace and Suzanne O’Regan, along with UT’s Matt Gray, has culminated in a new study in Ecological Modeling that investigates the dynamics of a highly virulent ranavirus and helps to illustrate its threat to biodiversity in North America. Globally … Continue reading

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NISER Makes a Move

The National Institute for STEM Evaluation and Research (NISER), which was established as a part of NIMBioS in 2016, is now a core operation of the University of Tennessee’s lead research administration unit, the Office of Research & Engagement (ORE). … Continue reading

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Humans Added to Ecology Equation

The first ever Ecological Society of America Symposium on integrating human behavior into theoretical ecology was held at this year’s ESA Annual Meeting, courtesy of NIMBioS and DySoC. NIMBioS and DySoC faculty organized the symposium, titled “Theory in Ecology: Adding … Continue reading

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