Bi-Monthly News from NIMBioS
November-December 2017
Now Accepting Applications
Two New Tutorials
Applications of Spatial Data: Ecological Niche Modeling
This tutorial will teach the concepts of ecological niche modeling, introduce select analytical techniques, and present how to interpret and apply spatial analyses. Commonly used and new online spatial data resources will be shared.

Dates: May 16-18, 2018
Application deadline: Feb. 15

The Search for Selection
This tutorial will expose investigators from all branches of biology to the rich menagerie of tests for selection. The intended audience is advanced graduate students, postdocs, and faculty with an interest in searching for targets of selection, be they particular genomic sequences or particular traits.

Dates: June 18-22, 2018
Application deadline: Feb. 1

Educational Offerings
Summer Research Experiences
The 2018 Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates program will be held May 29-July 20 at NIMBioS on the UT campus. Participants from around the country will work in teams with NIMBioS postdocs and UT faculty on research at the interface of mathematics and biology. Undergraduates receive free university apartment-style housing, a stipend, and support for travel to/from Knoxville. Application link coming soon! Read more
Postdoc Spotlight
Meet Charlotte Chang
Charlotte Chang is exploring the impact of diverse socio-cultural hunting practices as well as the response of hunting pressure to the spatial and temporal distribution of different harvested goods. In this Q&A, Chang explains how she hopes that her research will identify ways human aspirations can be reconciled with the needs of wildlife. Chang, who hails from Santa Barbara, completed her Ph.D. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University. Find out more
Graduate Spotlight
Meet Tiago Miyaoka
Tiago Miyaoka is a doctoral student in applied mathematics at University of Campinas, Brazil. He has been a self-supported visitor at NIMBioS since June collaborating with Suzanne Lenhart to develop a mathematical model for Zika virus. In this video , Miyaoka sat down with NIMBioS to discuss his project and explain how understanding the factors that contain or spread Zika could better inform vaccination strategies for controlling the disease. Interested in a research visit to NIMBioS? Find out more
In Other News...
  • Spanning the Globe: Fall Updates from NIMBioS Education & Outreach (link)

  • Enhancing STEM Diversity at Field of Dreams (link)

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Selected Recent NIMBioS Publications
Abdelrazec A, Gumel AB. 2017. Mathematical assessment of the role of temperature and rainfall on mosquito population dynamics. Journal of Mathematical Biology 74(6): 1351-1395.

Baker CM, Armsworth PR, Lenhart SM. 2017. Handling overheads: Optimal multi-method invasive species control. Theoretical Ecology 10(4): 493-501.

Earl JE, Zollner PA. 2017. Advancing research on animal-transported subsidies by integrating animal movement and ecosystem modelling . Journal of Animal Ecology 86(5): 987997.

Godsoe W, Jankowski J, Holt RD, Gravel D. 2017. Integrating biogeography with contemporary niche theory. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 7(32): 488-499.

Lawing AM, Eronen JT, Blois JL, Graham CH, Polly PD. 2017. Community functional trait composition at the continental scale: the effects of non-ecological processes. Ecography 40(5): 651-683.

Results produced from NIMBioS research activities are important in measuring our success. 
 NIMBioS is sponsored by the National Science Foundation through NSF Award #DBI-1300426, with additional support from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.