Category Archives: ecology

Ingersoll Shares Bat Ecologist Experience with UTEP

NIMBioS Postdoctoral Fellow Tom Ingersoll recently visited the University of Texas-El Paso (UTEP) to share his experiences in bat ecology and modeling by meeting with students and leading a workshop and field trip to Carlsbad Caverns National Park. In Ingersoll’s … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Shares Biology & Math at USA Science & Engineering Festival

NIMBioS had a great time in DC last weekend exhibiting to a crowd of more than 150,000 at the USA Science and Engineering Festival. Billed as “the largest celebration of science in the USA,” special guests included “rock stars” of … Continue reading

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NIMBioS in DC Today at USA Science & Engineering Festival

NIMBioS is excited to join representatives from UT’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology today at the country’s largest national science festival. The aim of the 2nd USA Science & Engineering Festival is to increase the public’s awareness of the … Continue reading

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The Story of a Scientific Collaboration: How One Nature Paper Came to Be

Having a few linear algebraists as co-workers can come in handy — especially near Halloween — when one is stuck on a knotty mathematical biology problem with no clear solution. This proved to be the case for NIMBioS postdoctoral fellow … Continue reading

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Ngonghala Presents the Buzz on Mosquitos and Malaria

NIMBioS Postdoctoral Fellow Calistus Ngonghala shared his research in modeling mosquito transmission of malaria at Howard University earlier this month. His talk, titled “The role of mosquito demography and nourishment habits on the dynamics of malaria transmission,” was presented to … Continue reading

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Botesteanu Wins MAA Outstanding Presentation Award

Dana-Adriana Botesteanu, a participant in NIMBioS’ 2011 REU program, has won an “Outstanding Presentation” award from the Mathematical Association of America for her poster at the Undergraduate Poster Session at the 2012 Joint Mathematics Meetings. Botesteanu’s poster presentation, “How does … Continue reading

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The Beetle Invasion: New Activity on Talking Science

Today’s post on Talking Science, Forest Pests: Beetle Attack!, describes an activity in which participants play the role of forester who creates strategies to deal with a forest pest. While a certain level of damage to forests from pests is … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Postdoc Visits Cal State San Marcos

NIMBioS Postdoctoral Fellow Xavier Thibert-Plante discussed his research into the process of ecological speciation at a recent talk at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM). Thibert-Plante’s visit is a part of NIMBioS’ education and outreach efforts to partner with minority-serving … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Promotes Diversity in Science

NIMBioS collaborated with NSF math and biology centers this month to bring exciting programming in modern math and life science to the SACNAS national conference for advancing Hispanics, Chicanos, and Native Americans in science. Postdoctoral fellow Sharon Bewick and Associate … Continue reading

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Math’s Usefulness to Ecology Presented by Gaoue at Howard U

NIMBioS postdoctoral fellow Orou Gaoue visited Washington, D.C. last week to inspire Howard University students and faculty to think about real-life ecological questions that mathematics can answer. Gaoue gave a colloquium titled “Modeling the short- and long-term consequences of plant harvest by … Continue reading

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