Category Archives: Wildlife

Dolphin Communication on the Menu for Science Café

NIMBioS Postdoctoral Fellow Arik Kershenbaum led a lively discussion on the topic “Can We Talk to Dolphins?” at a Knoxville Science Café last week. All members of the community were invited. “Science Cafés are events that take place in casual settings … Continue reading

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NIMBioS REU’s Talk Cows and Hyenas at MBI Capstone Conference

Three 2013 NIMBioS REU students traveled to Columbus, Ohio last month to share their work in epidemiology and social network modeling at the Mathematical Biosciences Institute Undergraduate Research Capstone Conference. The conference drew REU students from across the country. Jacob … Continue reading

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Discover Birds Program Makes the Grade

In light of the success of the Discover Birds program among Tennessee elementary schools, the Tennessee Ornithological Society (TOS) voted at their annual meeting in Knoxville last weekend to order a second printing of the popular Discover Birds activity book. … Continue reading

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Kids Discover Birds with Math

Two fun math activities for kids from the exciting world of birds are now available to download from our website. Both activities were designed at NIMBioS and recently published in Discover Birds, a 36-page activity book with fun facts about … Continue reading

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Students Model Rabies at Wildlife Disease Association Meeting

The University of Tennessee student chapter of the Wildlife Disease Association met at NIMBioS last week for an introduction to mathematical modeling of wildlife diseases including rabies. Participants learned about the value of mathematical models for describing and understanding biological phenomena … Continue reading

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The Sound of Fear, Right at Your Desktop!

We are pleased to begin offering the audio and video recording of NIMBioS’ Interdisciplinary Seminars, beginning with Dan Blumstein’s talk about marmot vocalizations. If you missed “The sound of fear: A journey from marmot meadows to Hollywood” on Jan. 17, … Continue reading

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Ingersoll Shares Bat Ecologist Experience with UTEP

NIMBioS Postdoctoral Fellow Tom Ingersoll recently visited the University of Texas-El Paso (UTEP) to share his experiences in bat ecology and modeling by meeting with students and leading a workshop and field trip to Carlsbad Caverns National Park. In Ingersoll’s … Continue reading

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Botesteanu Wins MAA Outstanding Presentation Award

Dana-Adriana Botesteanu, a participant in NIMBioS’ 2011 REU program, has won an “Outstanding Presentation” award from the Mathematical Association of America for her poster at the Undergraduate Poster Session at the 2012 Joint Mathematics Meetings. Botesteanu’s poster presentation, “How does … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Outreach: Girl Scouts Identify Wildlife Tracks

By examining wildlife tracks imprinted in clay, area Girl Scouts learned how to identify the animal that would have made them in a recent outreach activity led by NIMBioS at Cherokee Caverns in Knoxville.  Using materials from Biology in a … Continue reading

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REU and REV’s Wild About Knoxville Zoo Tour

Veterinary professor Juergen Schumacher recalled the first time he met a gibbon at the Knoxville Zoo: the young ape surprised him by climbing atop his shoulder, and for a split moment, Schumacher thought maybe his ear was about to become … Continue reading

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