It is a question that has puzzled evolutionary biologists for years: Why did we stop being promiscuous and decide to settle down to start families? Sergey Gavrilets, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, may have found the answer, and it lies in the power of female choice.
A mathematical model by Sergey Gavrilets, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, is getting a lot of media attention. It has found that monogamous, romantic love — or, more prosaically, pair-bonding — may have evolved in a sexual revolution that could have laid down the roots of the modern family.
The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis is pleased to announce that educational hip-hop artist Baba Brinkman will be joining NIMBioS as its new songwriter-in-residence in April and May.
Whether a species can evolve to survive climate change may depend upon other plants and animals living in its community. That is according to a new mathematical model developed by Tucker Gilman, a postdoctoral researcher at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The model simulates the effect of climate change on plants and pollinators.
Wiggio.com and the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) just announced a partnership to spearhead the Wiggio Premium application, which offers groups and organizations a private-labeled collaboration tool. This application combines Wiggio’s existing services with new, advanced features within a closed community. NIMBioS will use this advanced toolkit to connect biological researchers from around the world to collaborate on projects.
Students across eighty school districts are playing with skulls, fossils, and teeth while learning about math and science through the Biology in a Box program.
The Office of Research is sponsoring a two-part workshop on how to seek funding from the Army Research Office. ARO serves as the Army’s premier extramural basic research agency and sponsors research primarily at academic institutions in following areas: electrical, environmental, materials, and mechanical engineering; computer and network sciences and mathematics; chemistry, physics, life sciences, and social/behavioral sciences. Part I of the workshop will be held Friday, September 2.
A researcher at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has uncovered one of the reasons why a popular HIV drug is short on effectiveness.
This Thursday, undergraduate students from all over the country will visit a beef herd at UT’s East Tennessee Research & Education Center as a part of their summer research project to understand and help control the spread of E.coli bacteria in cattle. The students will learn about the management of a beef (cow-calf) operation so they can incorporate farm management factors into mathematical models and evaluate how changing management affects the spread of E. coli 0157 at the farm level.
The songwriter-in-residence program at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis, or NIMBioS, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, was featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered.”