Researchers uses quantitative methods to understand how and why species such as parrots develop complex social societies and how those social relationships compare to other animals.
As human activity alters the balance of nutrient cycles in nature, one mathematical biologist seeks answers to questions about how phosphorous pollution affects our lakes.
Caroline Farrior uses math to understand the old plants play in the global carbon cycle so scientists will be able to predict the path of climate change.
Ioannis Sgouralis of the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis is using mathematical modeling to study how the kidneys behave in a range of different conditions.
Matthew Zefferman applies his enthusiasm for solving puzzles to investigating how human culture influences modern society.
Computer Geek, Sean Hoban, uses mathematical and computational tools to preserve endangered plant species.
Evolutionary biologist Jeremy Beaulieu develops new tools that represent evolutionary relationships among groups of organisms.
Researcher Arik Kershenbaum applies mathematical techniques to studying animal communications. Here he discusses his passions, studies and inspirations.
Julia Earl uses math to study animal movements through habitats and the effects those movements have, hoping to help humans and animals live together better.