Navigation Links
Researchers receive top honors for ecology paper
Date:5/2/2014

KNOXVILLE National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis postdoctoral fellow Jiang Jiang and University of Miami ecologist Don DeAngelis have won the 2014 best paper award from the Ecological Society of America for their theoretical paper on the ecological linkages between organisms and their environment.

In a mathematical model, Jiang and DeAngelis illustrate what happens when "ecological engineers" or species modify the environment to their own benefit and how this affects the diversity of the competitive community that they inhabit.

"These novel results are likely to foster further theoretical research and generate some fine hypotheses that will motivate experimental and field studies," said Bruce Kendall, chair of the ESA's Theoretical Ecology Section which made the award. "Strong species-environment feedback shapes plant community assembly along environmental gradients" was published online in October 2013 in the open access journal Ecology and Evolution.

Jiang and DeAngelis will receive their award at ESA's annual meeting in August.

Early this year, the paper was selected as a "Recommended" paper by Faculty of 1000, an online service that ranks academic articles across an array of disciplines. Articles are selected by the international F1000 Faculty Members, a group of 5,000 senior scientists and leading experts in all areas of biology and medicine who identify top articles.

Jiang has won several awards for his research, including first prize in the 2012 MCED (Modelling Complex Ecological Dynamics) Award for Innovative Contributions to Ecological Modeling and a 2013 F1000Prime Travel Grant.

DeAngelis has been a frequent visitor to NIMBioS as both a member of the NIMBioS Working Group on Ecology of Niche Variation and also the NIMBioS Investigative Workshop on Predictive Models for ERA.


'/>"/>

Contact: Catherine E Crawley
ccrawley@nimbios.org
865-974-9350
National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Researchers find the accelerator for molecular machines
2. Clemson researchers help track mysterious, endangered little devil
3. NOAA-led researchers discover ocean acidity is dissolving shells of tiny snails off West Coast
4. Researchers unveil wearable computational jewelry to monitor health
5. Researchers trace HIV evolution in North America
6. UNC researchers link aging to cellular interactions that occur across generations
7. Researchers identify a mechanism linking bariatric surgery to health benefits
8. Dana-Farber researchers uncover link between Down syndrome and leukemia
9. Stanford researchers rethink natural habitat for wildlife
10. Researchers question published no-till soil organic carbon sequestration rates
11. Researchers: Obesity can amplify bone and muscle loss
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Researchers receive top honors for ecology paper
(Date:4/12/2019)... ... ... Neal O’Farrell is one of the first generation of security and privacy ... the consumer advocacy non-profit the Identity Theft Council as well as Schooled in Security, ... Commission’s Cybersecurity Roundtable and is currently a fellow of the EP3 foundation. , “I ...
(Date:4/9/2019)... , ... April 09, 2019 , ... ... clinical outcomes, today announced a new partnership with Ambry Genetics, a leading clinical ... access to state-of-the-art clinical genetic testing and family history assessment, so they may ...
(Date:4/4/2019)... ... April 02, 2019 , ... Catalent Pharma ... drugs, biologics and consumer health products, today announced that it will host a ... Gaylord National Harbor Hotel, Oxon Hill, Maryland, on April 10-12, 2019. , On ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:3/27/2019)... (PRWEB) , ... March 27, 2019 , ... In honor ... raise awareness on the importance of healthy meals and good nutrition. This month, ... the Food Bank’s volunteer chef. , The first segment addressed the nutritional ...
(Date:3/19/2019)... ... , ... The AACR annual conference pulls together a diverse group of clinical ... research. The Visikol team will be at the show at booth #3252 and will ... their digital pathology services . “For AACR this year we are highlighting specifically ...
(Date:3/19/2019)... ... ... webinar will review strategies for data management in modular and adaptive clinical trials. , ... up to 30 percent, reducing cost while increasing quality, achieving clinical site set-up faster , ... data – reducing risk and impact on trial success, trial teams, and trial execution , ...
(Date:3/15/2019)... ... March 15, 2019 , ... ... Inc. and affiliate companies including AVAPCO LLC and API Intellectual Properties Holdings. ... Biorefinery and R&D center in Thomaston, Georgia, operations, research, and business development ...
Breaking Biology Technology: