Category Archives: DySoC

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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Baba Promises to Drop Knowledge via Rap

We’re very excited to catch Baba Brinkman at the world premiere of his Rap Guide to Culture live on stage next month at a free public event at UT’s Student Union. The New York-based award winning playwright, science communicator, and … Continue reading

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DySoC Welcomes Renowned Primatologist Frans de Waal

The Center for the Dynamics of Social Complexity (DySoC) at NIMBioS is pleased to host world-renowned primatologist Frans de Waal for a talk next month on animal emotion and empathy ahead of his much-anticipated new book, to be published in … Continue reading

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Templeton Foundation Funds Project to Advance Study of Cultural Evolution

KNOXVILLE—What is the relationship between genes, culture and the individuals that comprise the great collective structures of human society? While our genes have evolved so too has our culture, and yet science has not quite kept up with understanding the … Continue reading

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US Defense Department Supports New DySoC Research on Political Instability

KNOXVILLE—The Arab Spring, the collapse of democracy in Turkey, civil wars in Africa, and continued violence in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq—imagine the possibilities if we could truly understand the socio-political forces at play, make better predictions about when violent outbreaks … Continue reading

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New Center at NIMBioS Explores Dynamics of Social Complexity

NIMBioS officially rolled out the new Center for the Dynamics of Social Complexity (DySoC) this week. The Center promotes connections and collaborations between researchers focused on human social behavior. Combining system thinking, modeling tools, and big data, DySoC-associated researchers develop … Continue reading

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