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The team of associate editors is a critical piece of EEO‘s strategy in a new phase of its existence. After an extended launch and move to open access, we now promote sustainability and consolidate our reputation for excellence and creativity in explaining evolutionary biology and its consequences to a general audience.
EEO‘s publication model in its initial stages relied heavily on Niles Eldredge’s network of connections. Issues were assembled by a guest editor or editors, who would solicit articles on a particular topic in his or her area or areas of expertise. As a result, those in the community of evolutionists outside of those immediately connected with Niles and his colleagues have not come to see EEO as an outlet for their work, and...
The blog posts for this month’s carnival address fundamental problems in evoluitionary biology in novel and controversial contexts.Hunan evolution Mechanisms of evolution Conduct of science and its representation in the media Human evolution
Evolution and human races. A recent book by Nicholas Wade focuses controversy on the issue of whether human beings can be organized into races: Wade argues that they can be, and that people in the same race share behavior and other capacities because they share a common racial inheritance. Bradly Alicea challenges Wade by discussing the nature and interpretation of genetic variation and population differentiation in our species. Jennifer Raff, a postdoc at UT Austin with graduate level training both anthropology and genetics, challenges readers to identify...
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by Sandi Ljubic, JoIS Board Member
We are pleased to announce that three renowned scientists in the field of Mathematical Neuroscience have accepted to join the Editorial Board of the JMN: Sue Ann Campbell from the University of Waterloo, Canada, Wilhelm Stannat from the Technische Universität, Berlin, Germany, and Stephan A Van Gils from the Universiteit Twente, Netherlands. We thank the four members of the Editorial Board, Romain Brette, Wulfram Gerstner, Vincent Hakim, and Hinke Osinga, who decided to step down from the Board, for their efforts in promoting the Journal.
The aim of this workshop is to present an overview of successful achievements in this rapidly developing collaborative field by putting together different types of applications of nonlinear dynamics (geometrical tools in dynamical systems, numerical methods, computational schemes, dynamical measures, …) to different problems in neuroscience (mononeuronal dynamics, network activity, cognitive problems, …). Registration deadline is 31st March 2014.
Solar forest designed by Neville Mars. Photo taken from bURB
Biomimetics is a growing discipline, where engineers and designers ask themselves how nature would solve a problem before opting to find a solution. Janine Benyus, who has written six books on biomimetics, describes biomimics as ‘Nature’s apprentices’ in one of her TED talks. The above photo is of a solar forest designed by Neville Mars. The solar forest consists of solar tree that contain panels that rotate throughout the day, absorbing maximal sunlight throughout the day and providing shading for the cars. The idea is to power up the electric cars, which are parked in the car parking underneath as well as providing an area for overworked cars...
3rd International Conference on Neural Field Theory
University of Reading, June 16 – 18, 2014
Organised by Ingo Bojak, Stephen Coombes, Peter beim Graben, Bashar Hasan, Roland Potthast, Etienne Roesch, Douglas Saddy and Kelly SloanNeural Mass Modelling and Neural Field Theory is a growing and very active area of research with important applications in medicine and technology. Activities range from the simulation of neural populations to the analysis of neural field equations, from neural modelling of cognitive and psychological processes to controlling artificial devices. The connection between these models and measurement data, including large-scale data assimilation tasks, is of growing interest to many researchers. The community includes researchers from medicine, psychology, physics, mathematics and engineering. The International Conferences on Neural Field Theory at the University of Reading contribute to the further development...
The EE&O editorial staff is happy to reach out to our friends who teach chemistry. Zak Zych has recently published the The Cartoon Periodic Chart. In his artist’s statement, he says that “my ambition is for my art to engage the viewer and to illuminate topics related to health and science, [and] these dynamics are on display in much of my work, but especially with The Cartoon Periodic Chart,” which can be seen at cocobee.com, the chart’s distributor. Zak also created the Evolution Flipbook and Hazardous To Your Health. His artist’s statement continues.
I love popular culture and I seek for my work to offer all the enticements of a beautifully illustrated children’s book or animated movie while at the same time serving as a catalyst...
I am Section Editor for the statistics section of SpringerPlus, and I would like to invite you to consider SpringerPlus for your next manuscript submission.
To let you know a little about me, I am an Associate Professor of Biostatistics in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania and am Co-Director (with Russel Localio) of a pediatric section of Biostatistics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. I teach Linear Models for students in our PhD program and am also the principal investigator of a Renal & Urologic Biostatistics Training Grant (2T32DK060455) that is funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK) in the National Institutes of Health. I am...
Evolution: Education and Outreach is fortunate to have an enthusiastic and talented group of researchers who have volunteered to review books for us. Usually, books are claimed by reviewers within 48 hours of the announcement that they are available! In addition to reviewers all around the United States, we have a reviewer from Chile, three in Italy, and one in Panama, at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Pretty cool, huh?
Here are the books currently out for review.
 Baum, David A. and Stacey D. Smith. 2012. Tree thinking: An introduction to phylogenetic biology. Greenwood Village CO: Roberts.
 Boehm, Christopher. 2012. Moral origins: The evolution of virtue, altruism, and shame. New York: Basic Books.
 Bor, Daniel. 2012. The ravenous brain:...
Interested in bringing cutting-edge evolutionary science to your school and community? Apply to be a stop on NESCent’s 2014 Darwin Day Roadshow.
NESCent (The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center) is an NSF-funded evolution research center. To celebrate Charles Darwin’s contributions to science and society, we send our scientists on the road every year around “Darwin Day” (the annual, world-wide celebration of Darwin’s birthday on Feb. 12th) to talk to students, teachers and the general public about their research and career opportunities in science. Our focus is on small, rural communities (i.e., places that wouldn’t likely have a Darwin Day celebration if they weren’t a stop on our Roadshow) and any schools with traditionally under-served students. There is no cost to you, the...