Category Archives: publication

New in Science: Working Group Takes on Transient Dynamics

A review paper published this week in Science by the NIMBioS Working Group on Long Transients and Ecological Forecasting is generating buzz on social media. The paper proposes a classification system for ecological dynamics that persist over ecologically relevant time scales—dozens … Continue reading

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Team Science at NIMBioS Produces Top Paper

This is the story of how researchers from different corners of the scientific universe can come together to create new synthesis — it involves two former NIMBioS postdocs, a former sabbatical fellow and the special alchemy of a NIMBioS Working … Continue reading

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Nature Paper Sheds Light on Human Brain Evolution

Why did the human brain evolved to its unusually large size? Former NIMBioS GRA Mauricio González-Forero has some answers in a new Nature publication that develops a mechanistic model showing brain expansion was likely driven by ecological, not social, processes. … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Team Receives Best Publication Award

A paper on epidemic disease dynamics by a group of NIMBioS-associated researchers has won the prestigious Lord Robert May Best Paper Prize from the Journal of Biological Dynamics. “The impact of spatial arrangements on epidemic disease dynamics and intervention strategies” … Continue reading

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A Predator-Prey Model of Poverty Traps, New Paper from Ngonghala

Former NIMBioS postdoc Calistus Ngonghala has published a new paper that draws on economic, ecological and epidemiological models to examine the underlying drivers of rural poverty. “General ecological models for human subsistence, heath and poverty,” published this month in Nature … Continue reading

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Synthesis Centers Provide the ‘Special Sauce’

Synthesis centers like NIMBioS provide the special sauce that make the research magic happen. But you already knew that, didn’t you, dear reader? A new paper published this week in BioScience argues that synthesis centers provide the critical research infrastructure … Continue reading

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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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Major Accomplishments: The 9th Annual Report, NIMBioS Edition

NIMBioS’ 9th annual reporting period to the National Science Foundation, which largely funds the institute, recently concluded, and the 220-page report has been submitted to NSF.  NSF requires its funded institutes to dig into the details as to the number of … 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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Discover Birds En Español

The popular Discover Birds Activity Book for kids in which NIMBioS contributed some math content has now been translated into Spanish and has even reached Cuban shores. In the book, Campeones de Aves, “Bird Champions,” is a simple math puzzle … Continue reading

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