Category Archives: research

Working Groups Tour SAL@NIMBioS

Synergy is the name of the game at NIMBioS, where visiting researchers from a variety of different backgrounds come together to learn from one another and produce great science. Hence, the combined effect is indeed greater than the sum of … 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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Working Group Publishes Review in American Naturalist

The work of the NIMBioS Working Group on Computational Landscape Genomics has come to fruition with a synthesis review paper in The American Naturalist. “Finding the genomic basis of local adaptation: Pitfalls, practical solutions, and future directions” provides a critical … Continue reading

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Special Collection Explores Motivation of Play

Research on what motivates play in mammals, both human and non-human, has been published in a special issue of the journal Behaviour. The nine papers in the special issue are products of the NIMBioS Working Group on Play, Evolution and Sociality. The … Continue reading

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SRE Team Publishes in Frontiers in Microbiology

Congratulations to the three students who participated in the 2014 Summer Research Experiences project on mathematical modeling of granuloma formation in Johne’s disease. The team, along with its mentors, has published their results in Frontiers in Microbiology. “Quantifying limits on replication, … Continue reading

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