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Simon Levin Wins National Medal of Science

Congratulations to Simon Levin who has been awarded the National Medal of Science for his work unraveling ecological complexity using observational data and mathematical modeling. Levin is Princeton University’s George M. Moffett Professor of Biology and Professor of Ecology and … Continue reading

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SRE Students Win Award for ComFlo

Congratulations to Ashish Gauli, Nathan Wikle and Ryan Yan — the three undergraduate students who developed mapping tool ComFlo as a part of their 2015 Summer Research Experience at NIMBioS. The team has been invited to attend the NatureServe EcoInformatics … Continue reading

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Lenhart Receives Lorayne Lester Award

Congratulations to NIMBioS Associate Director for Education and Outreach Suzanne Lenhart who has received the Lorayne W. Lester Award for 2015 from UTK’s College of Arts and Sciences. The purpose of the annual award is to recognize a faculty member who has … Continue reading

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Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Awards Grant to NIMBioS for 2016 Blackwell-Tapia Conference

NIMBioS’ plan to host the 2016 Blackwell-Tapia Conference and Awards Ceremony, an event focused on fostering the careers of minority groups underrepresented in the mathematical sciences, received a big boost this month from a $26,364 award from the Alfred P. Sloan … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Paul Armsworth!

Congratulations are in order for Paul Armsworth who has been named a James R. Cox Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Armsworth is NIMBioS Associate Director for Postdoctoral Activities. An associate professor in ecology and evolutionary biology, Armsworth has … Continue reading

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Fractals and Fruit Flies Win Awards at Regional Science Fair

NIMBioS awarded its annual prizes for Research at the Interface of Mathematics and Biology last month to budding young scientists and mathematicians at the Southern Appalachian Science & Engineering Fair. The junior prize went to Piper Halcrow and Olivia Ricche … Continue reading

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Bat Monitoring Working Group Receives ‘Wings Across the Americas’ Award

Bat conservation researchers and their partners associated with a NIMBioS Working Group were recognized yesterday with the U.S. Forest Service Wings Across the Americas Research Award for their contributions to the North American Bat Monitoring Program (NABat). The award was accepted on behalf … Continue reading

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Peace of Cake: NIMBioS Postdoc Revealed as Top Baker

NIMBioS postdoc Angie Peace knows a little something about food web dynamics, and she also knows how to make the best kind of food: cake! Peace’s cake took 1st place this week in the Biogeography Cake Contest for UTK’s Darwin Day. Judged on taste and … Continue reading

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NSF Awards $2.9 Million to QUBES: Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education & Synthesis

The National Science Foundation’s Division of Undergraduate Education has awarded a five-year, $2.9 million in grants to the project “Supporting Faculty in Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis (QUBES).” This intiative “addresses the Nation’s growing need to better prepare undergraduate … Continue reading

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Calling All Nationally Distinguished Biologists

It’s not everyday that two alumni from the same high school learn that they are both nationally distinguished scientists. NIMBioS Director Louis Gross and Joe Felsenstein, visiting NIMBioS this week as co-organizer of the Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics Tutorial, both graduated … Continue reading

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