MATHEMATICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE, KNOXVILLE
The objectives of this program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville are:
Research. (1) To support interdisciplinary research in mathematics,
computational science, and ecology; (2) To provide research training and
supervision for graduate students based in several departments and programs at
UTK; and (3) To foster scientific interactions and collaborations between
quantitative faculty and students and empirical researchers.
Education. (4) To provide excellent graduate educational training to
enable our students to compete for both industrial and academic positions;
(5) To introduce advanced undergraduates to mathematical modeling methods in
the biological sciences; and (6) To aid the development of quantitative
skills for life science students at all levels.
Service. (7) To provide an environmental modeling, mathematical and
computational ecology connection linking the University to public and private
organizations; and (8) To provide international education in the areas of
mathematical and computational ecology and environmental modeling especially
to developing countries.