Category Archives: research

Top of Class: Quantitative Bioscience at UT

As a service to the university, NIMBioS has unveiled a new Quantitative Bioscience website showcasing the multiple routes to success for graduate education in quantitative bioscience at the University of Tennessee. With 20 different research areas to explore, UT has … Continue reading

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Saving Amphibians, One Tadpole at a Time

A collaboration with former NIMBioS postdocs Angela Peace and Suzanne O’Regan, along with UT’s Matt Gray, has culminated in a new study in Ecological Modeling that investigates the dynamics of a highly virulent ranavirus and helps to illustrate its threat to biodiversity in North America. Globally … Continue reading

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In Their Own Words: Spotlight on Graduate Research

NIMBioS awarded $50,000 in scholarships to graduate students from across campus last month, and we’ve got them on video! Check out the recipients of the 2019 Graduate Awards in their video interviews and find out what they’re studying. The awards … Continue reading

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Spring Kudos to Dr. Lenhart

As the academic year draws to a close, two laurels go out to NIMBioS Associate Director for Education & Outreach Suzanne Lenhart. At the end of March, Lenhart was named Disability Champion by UT’s Student Disability Services. Lenhart directs the … Continue reading

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Conservation Champ to Visit NIMBioS

For more than two decades, conservation biologist Krithi K. Karanth has studied the human dimensions of conservation in Asia—human-wildlife conflicts, land use change and the relationships between people and parks. In April, NIMBioS and the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center … Continue reading

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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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Major Accomplishments: The 10th Annual Report from NIMBioS

NIMBioS’ 10th annual reporting period to the National Science Foundation, which largely supports the institute, recently concluded, and the 173-page report has been submitted to NSF.  NSF requires its funded institutes to provide a variety of data as well as answering … Continue reading

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Save the Salamander: Epidemiological Modeling Deployed to Halt Killer Fungus

We like to hear what former NIMBioS postdocs are up to, so we were happy to learn from UT professor Matt Gray that his mentee Angie Peace was recently awarded part of a large $2.5 million grant from the National … Continue reading

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How Will Species Adapt to Climate Change? g2p2pop Seeks Answers

What is g2p2pop? The catchy abbreviation describes a new effort to model genomes to phenomes to populations in a changing climate. The project grew out of activities of the NIMBioS Working Group on Modeling Organisms-to-Ecosystems, and received a $500,000 Research … 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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