Tag Archives: ecology

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

Posted in ecology, Education/Outreach, MSIs, postdocs, undergraduates, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Ingersoll Shares Bat Ecologist Experience with UTEP

NIMBioS Shares Biology & Math at USA Science & Engineering Festival

NIMBioS had a great time in DC last weekend exhibiting to a crowd of more than 150,000 at the USA Science and Engineering Festival. Billed as “the largest celebration of science in the USA,” special guests included “rock stars” of … Continue reading

Posted in ecology, Education/Outreach, REU/REV, STEM, Uncategorized, undergraduates | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on NIMBioS Shares Biology & Math at USA Science & Engineering Festival

NIMBioS in DC Today at USA Science & Engineering Festival

NIMBioS is excited to join representatives from UT’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology today at the country’s largest national science festival. The aim of the 2nd USA Science & Engineering Festival is to increase the public’s awareness of the … Continue reading

Posted in ecology, Education/Outreach | Tagged , | Comments Off on NIMBioS in DC Today at USA Science & Engineering Festival

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

Posted in ecology, postdocs, publication, research | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on The Story of a Scientific Collaboration: How One Nature Paper Came to Be

Ngonghala Presents the Buzz on Mosquitos and Malaria

NIMBioS Postdoctoral Fellow Calistus Ngonghala shared his research in modeling mosquito transmission of malaria at Howard University earlier this month. His talk, titled “The role of mosquito demography and nourishment habits on the dynamics of malaria transmission,” was presented to … Continue reading

Posted in ecology, Education/Outreach, MSIs, postdocs, research | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Ngonghala Presents the Buzz on Mosquitos and Malaria

The Beetle Invasion: New Activity on Talking Science

Today’s post on Talking Science, Forest Pests: Beetle Attack!, describes an activity in which participants play the role of forester who creates strategies to deal with a forest pest. While a certain level of damage to forests from pests is … Continue reading

Posted in ecology, Education/Outreach, TalkingScience | Tagged , | Comments Off on The Beetle Invasion: New Activity on Talking Science

NIMBioS Postdoc Visits Cal State San Marcos

NIMBioS Postdoctoral Fellow Xavier Thibert-Plante discussed his research into the process of ecological speciation at a recent talk at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM). Thibert-Plante’s visit is a part of NIMBioS’ education and outreach efforts to partner with minority-serving … Continue reading

Posted in ecology, Education/Outreach, MSIs, postdocs, speciation | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on NIMBioS Postdoc Visits Cal State San Marcos

Math’s Usefulness to Ecology Presented by Gaoue at Howard U

NIMBioS postdoctoral fellow Orou Gaoue visited Washington, D.C. last week to inspire Howard University students and faculty to think about real-life ecological questions that mathematics can answer. Gaoue gave a colloquium titled “Modeling the short- and long-term consequences of plant harvest by … Continue reading

Posted in ecology, Education/Outreach, MSIs, postdocs | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Math’s Usefulness to Ecology Presented by Gaoue at Howard U

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

Posted in ecology, Education/Outreach, gender diversity, Wildlife | Tagged , , | Comments Off on NIMBioS Outreach: Girl Scouts Identify Wildlife Tracks

NIMBioS Visits Smoky Mountain Science Teacher Institute

      Fourteen middle and high school science teachers learned how to quantify biodiversity yesterday when Dr. Suzanne Lenhart, NIMBioS Associate Director for Education, Outreach and Diversity, and Kelly Sturner, NIMBioS Education and Outreach Coordinator  arrived at Great Smoky … Continue reading

Posted in ecology, Education/Outreach, STEM | Tagged , , | Comments Off on NIMBioS Visits Smoky Mountain Science Teacher Institute