A new center has been established at UT to promote connections and collaborations between researchers focused on human social behavior. The Center for the Dynamics of Social Complexity will combine system thinking, modeling tools, and big data to develop testable predictions and research into a variety of topics related to human social behavior, such as
Earther featured a study lead by researchers from UT and the University of Vermont about the climate model that factors in how humans react to climate change.
In the drive to survive changing climates, larger herbivores may fare slightly better than their smaller competitors.
Humans may be the dominant cause of global temperature rise, but they may also be a crucial factor in helping to reduce it.
The Knoxville News Sentinel featured research from The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) that is investigating La Crosse Encephalitis, a rare-mosquito-borne illness.
Louis J. Gross has been named a Fellow in the inaugural class of Fellows of the Society for Mathematical Biology. A distinguished UT professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and mathematics, Gross is also the founding and current director of the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) and director of UT’s Institute for
Plant diseases pose a serious threat to global food security, especially in developing countries, where millions of people depend on consuming what they harvest.
A new study from the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis, based at UT, sheds light on the origins of human cooperation.
UT and the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) have partnered to create a new organization that aims to improve the success of students with disabilities in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
NIMBioS researchers have identified a more sensitive test for detecting the early stages of paratuberculosis, a fatal disease that plagues dairy and beef herds and causes an estimated annual loss of up to $250 million to the US dairy industry.
The extreme self-sacrificial behavior found in suicide bombers and soldiers presents an evolutionary puzzle: how can a trait that calls for an individual to make the ultimate sacrifice, especially in defense of a group of non-family members, persist over evolutionary time?
February 12 marks the 208th birthday of Charles Darwin, the biologist who shaped the way scientists study life on earth.