Category Archives: ecology

Grizzlies Feel the Heat

A short term visit to NIMBioS two years ago has resulted in a study showing the effect of climate change on the diets of grizzly bears in Yellowstone. Lead author Jack Hopkins, an assistant professor of wildlife biology at Unity … Continue reading

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Science Pub for Postdoc Martin

Research on adaptation and climate change by Ryan Martin while a postdoc at NIMBioS appears this month in Science. “Precipitation drives global variation in natural selection” quantifies how climate variation influences selection. With plant and animal data from multiple terrestrial biomes, temperature explained … 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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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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Tennessee Environmental Educators Connect Biodiversity & Probability

NIMBioS showcased its “Measuring Biodiversity with Probability” at the Tennessee Environmental Educators Association Conference last week in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The conference drew 114 environmental educators from across the state to a day and a half of sessions … Continue reading

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Earl Talks Math Ecology to Fisk REU

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 … Continue reading

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Fireflies, Modeling, Programming & More: NIMBioS SRE is Underway!

NIMBioS Summer Research Experiences (SRE) for Undergraduates and Teachers is in full swing with abundant opportunities for learning and play. During the first week participants were oriented to NIMBioS, learned about university library services, math modeling, collaborating, and programming. Students … Continue reading

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Bender Receives Outstanding Undergraduate Poster Award

Congratulations to 2013 NIMBioS REU student Nicole Bender for receiving a 2014 Mathematical Association of America Outstanding Poster Award. Nicole, a senior at Marist College, presented her NIMBioS work “Automatic Detection of Rare Bird Species Using Neural Networks” at the … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Helps Ignite Kids’ Interest in STEM at National Festival

Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. What does math have to do with mushrooms? Hundreds of kids and their families found out by visiting the interactive NIMBioS and University of Tennessee-Knoxville’s “Fungus Among Us” booth at last month’s USA Science and Engineering … Continue reading

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NIMBioS and University of Tennessee to Exhibit at ‘Superbowl of STEM’ in DC

NIMBioS and the University of Tennessee hopes to inspire the next generation of innovators at the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo and Book Fair, to be held April 26-27 in Washington, DC. The Festival Expo, which takes place … Continue reading

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