Category Archives: Wildlife

Pesky Mosquitoes: International Group Tackles Malaria

A least 300 million acute cases of malaria occur each year globally, resulting in more than a million deaths. Around 90% of these deaths occur in Africa, which explains why many of the participants in the NIMBioS Investigative Workshop on … Continue reading

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New NIMBioS Science: Model shows how species can reemerge after collapse

Species pairs that disappear through hybridization after human-induced changes to the environment can reemerge if the disturbance is removed, according to a new mathematical model that shows the conditions under which reemergence might happen. The study appears in Evolution and … Continue reading

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Saving the Mighty Bat

An informal gathering of scientists and wildlife experts interested in halting the spread of white-nose syndrome (WNS) gathered for a day-long discussion on Feb. 3. Talk centered around WNS epizootiology, dispersal and treatment of the disease. The meeting was organized … Continue reading

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Going Back to Skull with Biology in a Box

NIMBioS Communications Coordinator Catherine Crawley and NIMBioS Education and Outreach Coordinator Kelly Moran dropped in on students at Jacksboro Middle School in Campbell County, TN to film for an upcoming NIMBioS video about Biology in a Box. Seventh grade science … Continue reading

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Prototype Activities for STEM Box Debuted to Teachers

With activities for a brand new Biology in a Box K-12 unit on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) under development, several members of the Biology in a Box team traveled to Nashville to the Area Conference for the National … Continue reading

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Agusto Shares the Flu (Model) with Fisk Students

Dr. Folashade Agusto, NIMBioS postdoctoral fellow, visited Fisk University recently and presented “Mathematical Modeling and Optimal Control of Transmission of Avian Influenza” to an eager group of undergraduate students and faculty.  This was made possible by NIMBioS’s partnership agreement with … Continue reading

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Wildlife Zoonoses Workshop Addresses Critical Gaps

Forty-five of the world’s experts on epidemiology, virology, ecological modeling are gathered at NIMBioS this week to put wildlife and viruses zoonoses under the microscope. Zoonoses are infectious diseases that can be transmitted from animals, such as SARS, H1N1 swine … Continue reading

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More Bad Bat News

Little brown bat with white-nose syndrome. Credit: Marvin Moriarty/USFWS First the good news: NIMBioS was pleased to see Winifred Frick’s research published in Science, Aug. 6, 2010. The lead author of the Science article (Frick) along with several other authors … Continue reading

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