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Optimal Control Paper Highly Sought

The NIMBioS Working Group Optimal Control for Agent-based Models has been busy blazing a trail: its perspective paper  on agent-based models in biology published last fall in the Bulletin of Mathematical Biology has been downloaded 500 times. “Optimization and Control … Continue reading

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Now Showing: Program Evaluation 101

As a part of the NIMBioS-NISER partnership, we are pleased to present Program Evaluation 101, a previously recorded webinar on the basic concepts of multi-scale program evaluation for STEM education. The goal of the webinar is to introduce the key concepts … Continue reading

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Gross Joins National Committee to Take On Data Science

NIMBioS Director Emeritus Louis Gross has been invited to join a select group of scientists and engineers from around the country to serve on a National Academies of Sciences committee to set a vision for the emerging discipline of data science … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Postdocs: Where Are They Now?

Where do NIMBioS postdoctoral fellows go upon completion of their fellowship? More than 85% of NIMBioS postdoctoral fellows accept faculty positions at the world’s top institutions (Top 500, Shanghai Rankings), a far higher success rate than most postdoctoral programs. Postdocs … Continue reading

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Text Publication and More for Former NIMBioS GRA

Congratulations to former NIMBioS graduate research assistant Austin Milt whose dissertation research recently appeared in a new major text for conservation planning. Conservation Planning: Informed Decisions for a Healthier Planet by Craig R. Groves and Edward T. Game is a new … Continue reading

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Working Group Publishes Review in American Naturalist

The work of the NIMBioS Working Group on Computational Landscape Genomics has come to fruition with a synthesis review paper in The American Naturalist. “Finding the genomic basis of local adaptation: Pitfalls, practical solutions, and future directions” provides a critical … Continue reading

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Special Collection Explores Motivation of Play

Research on what motivates play in mammals, both human and non-human, has been published in a special issue of the journal Behaviour. The nine papers in the special issue are products of the NIMBioS Working Group on Play, Evolution and Sociality. The … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Teaches the Teachers

Tennessee math teachers went back to the classroom this month to learn creative and engaging ways to connect mathematics with biology, led by the NIMBioS Education and Outreach team. NIMBioS Associate Director for Education and Outreach Suzanne Lenhart, Education and Outreach Coordinator Kelly … Continue reading

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SRE Team Publishes in Frontiers in Microbiology

Congratulations to the three students who participated in the 2014 Summer Research Experiences project on mathematical modeling of granuloma formation in Johne’s disease. The team, along with its mentors, has published their results in Frontiers in Microbiology. “Quantifying limits on replication, … Continue reading

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Working Group Publishes New Habitat Management Guide

A new management guide for selecting habitat- and patch-specific metrics in spatially-structured populations was published yesterday in Ecological Indicators. The paper is a result of efforts by the NIMBioS Working Group on Habitat for Migratory Species. The paper reviews the many … Continue reading

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