Category Archives: Wildlife

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

Posted in ecology, postdocs, publication, research, visitors, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Grizzlies Feel the Heat

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

Posted in books, Education/Outreach, Elementary School, publication, STEM, tools, Wildlife | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Discover Birds En Español

Working Group Publishes New Habitat Management Guide

A new management guide for selecting habitat- and patch-specific metrics in spatially-structured populations was published yesterday in Ecological Indicators. The paper is a result of efforts by the NIMBioS Working Group on Habitat for Migratory Species. The paper reviews the many … Continue reading

Posted in ecology, publication, research, Wildlife, Working Groups | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Working Group Publishes New Habitat Management Guide

Math and Biology Interface Meets Steampunk

Science and math educators are always looking for innovative ways to make their messages memorable  — which is why NIMBioS participated in a unique outreach event for middle school kids this week blending STEM and the science fiction genre “steampunk.” … Continue reading

Posted in Education/Outreach, graduates, Middle School, postdocs, STEM, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Math and Biology Interface Meets Steampunk

Productive Working Group Leads to Special Issue

The Within-host Modeling of MAP Infection Working Group has had an extremely productive few years and its work has paid off in a dedicated special issue this month of the journal Veterinary Research. Ten of the twelve papers in the issue were … Continue reading

Posted in disease, publication, research, Wildlife, Working Groups | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Productive Working Group Leads to Special Issue

Bat Monitoring Working Group Receives ‘Wings Across the Americas’ Award

Bat conservation researchers and their partners associated with a NIMBioS Working Group were recognized yesterday with the U.S. Forest Service Wings Across the Americas Research Award for their contributions to the North American Bat Monitoring Program (NABat). The award was accepted on behalf … Continue reading

Posted in awards, Wildlife | Tagged , | Comments Off on Bat Monitoring Working Group Receives ‘Wings Across the Americas’ Award

The Bat Cave at NIMBioS

Literally and figuratively speaking, both, this little brown bat knows a good and safe spot when he sees it. The bat found refuge today on the wall outside the entrance to NIMBioS, where inside scientists have worked feverishly to save … Continue reading

Posted in Wildlife | Tagged | Comments Off on The Bat Cave at NIMBioS

Earl Talks Math Ecology to Fisk REU

NIMBioS postdoctoral fellow Julia Earl traveled to Nashville recently to present her work on movement ecology to undergraduates participating in Fisk University’s summer Research Experience for Undergraduates program. A rewarding experience, Earl said her talk, “Animals as ecosystem connectors: Does their movement path matter?” particularly … Continue reading

Posted in ecology, Education/Outreach, MSIs, postdocs, REU/REV, undergraduates, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Earl Talks Math Ecology to Fisk REU

Bender Receives Outstanding Undergraduate Poster Award

Congratulations to 2013 NIMBioS REU student Nicole Bender for receiving a 2014 Mathematical Association of America Outstanding Poster Award. Nicole, a senior at Marist College, presented her NIMBioS work “Automatic Detection of Rare Bird Species Using Neural Networks” at the … Continue reading

Posted in awards, competitions, conference, ecology, Education/Outreach, postdocs, research, REU/REV, undergraduates, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Bender Receives Outstanding Undergraduate Poster Award

Lend Your Ears to the Sounds of Howls

Attention scientists and citizen scientists! NIMBioS is supporting a new project that aims to source the crowd for help in analyzing thousands of howls from wolves, coyotes, dogs and other canid species. At the new Canid Howl Project website, volunteers … Continue reading

Posted in Computing, ecology, Education/Outreach, postdocs, research, Wildlife | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment