Category Archives: research

New Web Interface for Species Distribution Modeling Unveiled

With the help of NIMBioS, UT’s Remote Data Analysis and Visualization Center (RDAV) has improved the efficiency and usability of the web interface used for species distribution modeling. Using the Nautilus supercomputer managed by the National Institute for Computational Sciences … Continue reading

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Students Named Regional Finalists With NIMBioS Research

Two local high school students have been named regional finalists in the 2012 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology with a project on sexual imprinting that they completed at NIMBioS under the guidance of former postdoc Tucker Gilman. Dalton … Continue reading

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New Publications From NIMBioS: Crops, Ticks & Ocean Viruses

Several new papers on topics related to land and sea acknowledge the support of NIMBioS. The Ocean Viral Dynamics Working Group has published a paper, “Ocean viruses and their effects on microbial communities and biogeochemical cycles,” in F1000 Biology. The … Continue reading

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You Can’t Be Serious

Interviews on the subject of play behavior by several members of the NIMBioS’ Working Group on Play, Evolution & Sociality are featured in soon-to-be released documentary movie about the importance of play in our everyday lives. A trailer and a … Continue reading

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Malaria Paper Now Published

NIMBioS postdoctoral fellow Calistus Ngonghala’s paper on periodic oscillations in a model for the dynamics of malaria transmission has been published in Mathematical Biosciences. The model differs from standard  malaria models in that the vector behavioral patterns of feeding, egg … Continue reading

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REU’s Present in UT STEM REU Symposium

Students from NIMBioS’ Research Experience for Underdergraduates (REU) joined undergraduates from colleges and universities all over the country to present their original research in a poster symposium last week in the University of Tennessee’s (UT) Baker Center Toyota Auditorium. The … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Represents at Evolution 2012

Current and former NIMBioS researchers gathered in Ottawa last week for the Evolution 2012 conference. It was the first joint congress on evolutionary biology bringing together five professional societies: American Society of Naturalists, Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution, European … Continue reading

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Macho versus meek: Mathematical model makes media waves

We were pleased to see Sergey Gavrilets’ research on pair-bonding make a splash this week in media outlets around the world. Gavrilet’s paper spurred some interesting, if not spurious, headlines, from “Caring guys and choosy girls led to monogamy” (COSMOS … Continue reading

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NIMBioS at the Fair

NIMBioS sponsored two awards for biological research projects using mathematical methods at this year’s Southern Appalachian Science & Engineering Fair. Samiha Ahsan and Ashley Parks, both of Oak Ridge High School, share the senior level prize for their project “Mathematical … 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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