Plant diseases pose a serious threat to global food security, especially in developing countries, where millions of people depend on consuming what they harvest. In sub-Saharan Africa, one plant disease in particular – maize lethal necrosis – is ravaging one of the region’s preferred crops for food, feed and income. A team of researchers at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), based at UT, has used mathematical modeling to better understand the dynamics of the disease and how to manage it.
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Derek Alderman, a professor in the Department of Geography, recently co-authored an article published by the Conversation with Josh Inwood, a former UT professor who is now a faculty member at Pennsylvania State University. The article expanded on a recent decision to remove several Confederate monuments in the city of New Orleans.
An article in the June issue of Discover magazine quotes Gordon Burghardt extensively about the play behavior of non-mammalian animals.
The Language and World Business program provides students interested in studying language, culture, and business with a curriculum designed to prepare them for careers in today’s global market and economy. It is the most popular major in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures.
Pediatricians and experts are weighing in on a viral video of a newborn baby walking with the support of a nurse just minutes after being born. Health magazine, People magazine and AOL featured Daniela Corbetta, professor in the Department of Psychology and director of the Infant Perception-Action Laboratory.
Time Magazine asked ten history experts to make recommendations for summer travel, and Julie Reed, an assistant professor in the Department of History, is among that distinguished group of travel advisors.
Last month, UT co-hosted a stargazing party–the fourth annual Calhoun Stargaze–in Calhoun County, West Virginia. According to the Parkersburg News and Sentinel, which featured the event, without the bright lights of an urban setting Calhoun Park off West Virginia 16 outside of Grantsville has one of the darkest night skies in the eastern United States.
Sergey Gavrilets, distinguished professor of ecology, evolutionary biology and mathematics at UT recently published a study explaining what may motivate individuals to take part in extremist behaviors.
In the caves of Cuba, at Desembarco del Granma National Park, boas hunt in packs. That’s the conclusion of a study published in Animal Behavior and Cognition by Vladimir Dinets, a research assistant professor of psychology. His study was featured by national and international media outlets.
Scientific American weighs the pros and cons of introducing–and removing–invasive species from ecology. The outlet interviewed Martin Nuñez, a post-doctoral research associate in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, who has published several papers warning of perverse incentives to distribute economically valuable species more widely.