present. Program Chair, 2008 Annual Meeting.
Visiting Scholar Program, Oak Ridge Associated Universities.
Course instructor, Short Course on Mathematical Modeling, NSF
Research Experience for Undergraduates Program, Univ. of Tenn.,
Mathematics Enrichment Program, Sequoyah Elementary School, Knoxville TN. Developed a pilot program during 1993-4 for 3rd and 4th graders using games to illustrate probability concepts. Ran this program for several classes of these grades during 1994-5.
Moderator for the Life Sciences Section of the Mathematics Archive Site (ftp/gopher/WWW). 1994-2002.
External Advisory Board Member, NSF Mathematics Across the Curriculum Project. University of Nevada, Reno. 1994-1998.
External Advisory Board Member, NSF Mathematics for Biology
Project. Iowa State University. 1995-1997.
Member, National Advisory Committee for the NSF-funded Middle Atlantic Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications. University of Pennsylvania. 1997-1998.
National Advisory Board Member for NSF Project, An Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching Mathematics and Composition Through a Course Cluster. Marist College, 1998-1999.
National Advisory Board Member for NSF Project, Mathematical Modeling in the Life Sciences, City College of New York, 1998-1999.
EPA Fellowship Review Panel, Terrestrial Ecology and Ecosystems. 2000, 2001, 2002
NSF Innovative Technology Research Panel on Advanced Computational Science. 2000, 2002.
NSF Panel on Interdisciplinary Informatics Post-docs (June, 2004)
European Commission Review Panel for NEST Programme (July, 2004)
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Review Panel on Ecosystem Models of Alcohol-Related Behavior (December 2003).
Board of Governors, Mathematical Biosciences Institute (NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences), Ohio State University, 2002-2006. Chair, 2003-2005.
Advisory Committee, MAA Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics (CUPM) Curriculum Initiative, 2002-2005.
Member, World Bank Scientific Review Panel on Lower Kihansi Environmental Management, Tanzania. 2003 - 2004.
Advisory Committee Member, Bioinformatics Education Project, University of Texas, San Antonio, February 2003.
Scientific Advisory Board Member, The BioQuest Project. Beloit College, 1998-2004.
For The National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council:
Member, National Academy of Sciences Mathematics and Computer
Science Panel for the Bio2010 Project. 2001-2002.
Chair, National Research Council Committee on Integrating
Biocomplexity Research and Education. 2001-2003. Chair of
Workshop held April 14-15 in Washington, DC, and Reviewer of
Report (report released February, 2003).
Presenter, Public Briefing on National Research Council
Bio2010 Report, Undergraduate Biology Education to Prepare
Research Scientists for the 21st Century. September 10, 2002.
Presenter, National Research Council Math Science Education
Board Meeting, November 1, 2002. "Quantitative education for
life sciences: Bio2010 and beyond."
Reviewer, National Research Council Review of the Florida
Keys Carrying Capacity Study. February, 2002.
Presenter, National Research Council Panel to Review the
Critical Ecosystems Studies Initiative. Key Largo, FL. May
Member, National Research Council Committee on Environmental
Decision Making: Principles and Criteria for Models. 2003-
UNIVERSITY SERVICE: Faculty member in the Plant Physiology and Genetics, and Ethology Programs as part of the Life Sciences Graduate Program, 1983-1995.
Appointed to UTK Science Alliance Center of Excellence, 1984,
1986 1989, 1991-1994, 1996-2001.
Volunteer producer and host, Live at Laurel radio show, WUOT-FM.
Faculty Senator 1989-1992, 2001-2004. Faculty Senate Budget
UTK Review and Redirection Task Force, 2003-2004.
UTK Residency Classification Committee, 1987 1990.
UTK Classroom Upgrade Committee, 2000-2005.
University of Tennessee System Federal Compliance Task Force, 2003-2006.
Scalable Intra-Campus Network Grid (SinRG) Project - Computer Science NSF Infrastructure Award - Steering Committee, 2000-2004.
College of Arts and Sciences Speakers Bureau, 1995-present.
Chair, Graduate Program in Ecology Admissions Committee,
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Tenure and Promotion Committee, Chair, 1998-2000.
DII Users Advisory Group on Computing, 1995-1996.
Faculty advisor, The Knoxville Country Dancers (student
Faculty advisor, Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity (student organization). 1997-1999.
Community Service: Scoutmaster, Boy Scout Troop 12. Vestal and Mount Olive Schools. 1980-1985.
Jubilee Community Arts. Live at Laurel Radio Show Founder and Producer (1981-1989); Board of Directors (1989-1993, 1997-2000); Treasurer (1990-1993); House Sound Engineer (1989-present).
Temple Beth El. Board of Directors (1980-1982, 2001-2004).
Community Shares. University of Tennessee Advisory Board (1985-1992); Board of Directors (1997-2001). Treasurer (1999-2001).
LANGUAGE ABILITIES: Speak and read French.
"Modelling the dynamics of photosynthesis," A.M.S. Meeting, New York City, April 1979: invited paper in the special session on Mathematical Modelling.
"Carbon gain in variable light environments," Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, October 1979: invited colloquium.
"Crop yield modelling," DOE workshop on Applications of Mathematics to Environmental Problems, Knoxville, December 1979: invited address.
"Dynamics of photosynthesis in variable light environments," Workshop on Crop Simulation, Biological Systems Simulation Group, Mississippi State University, March 1980: contributed paper.
"Phenotypic plasticity of photosynthetic capacity in
variable environments," Ecological Society of America meeting, Tucson, August 1980: contributed paper in mathematical ecology session.
"Atmospheric C02 levels and future forest yields,"
contributed paper at both the Workshop on Crop Simulation, Biological Systems Simulation Group, University of Florida, March 1981 and at the Conference on Environmetrics, Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Alexandria, Virginia, April 1981.
"Photosynthetic dynamics of Fragaria virginiana and carbon gain," Association of Southeastern Biologists meeting, Knoxville, TN, April 1981: contributed paper in plant ecology session.
"Characterizing light environments a survey of some
methods," Ecological Society of America meeting, Bloomington, August 1981: contributed paper in photosynthesis and carbon allocation session.
"A distributed stomate approach to whole leaf photosynthetic uptake," Gordon Conference on CO2 Fixation by Green Plants, Andover, NH, July 1982; poster paper.
"Photosynthetic dynamics and estimates of whole leaf carbon gain," Grassland Research Institute, Great Britain, September 1982: joint Biomathematics/ Physiology Divisions seminar.
"Phenotypic plasticity of photosynthetic response and carbon gain," University of Liverpool, Great Britain, October 1982: Department of Botany talk.
"Ecology: an ideosyncratic overview: Biophysical ecology: an introduction to organism response to environment; An overview of foraging theory; An introduction to branching processes; Analysis of ecological times
series; Phenotypic plasticity: a strategic approach to plant adaptation," International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy, November 1982: Invited lectures for UNESCO Course on Mathematical Ecology.
"A stochastic model of grazing," contributed paper at the Workshop on Crop Simulation, Biological Systems Simulation Group, University of Nebraska Lincoln, March 1984.
"Foraging on risky prey: theory and application to two populations of a funnel web building spider," (with S.E. Riechert), Ecological Society of America meeting, Fort Collins, CO, August 1984: contributed paper
in foraging ecology session.
"Photosynthetic dynamics and plant adaptation to varying environments", invited hour lecture, AMS/SIAM Symposium on Some Mathematical Questions in Biology, AAAS Meeting, Los Angeles, May 1985.
"Some mathematical questions in foraging theory", invited colloquium, Math Department, University of California, Davis, May, 1985.
"Evolution of plant resistance to pathogens", invited
colloquium, Ecology and Systematics, Cornell University, November, 1985
"Mathematical modeling of photosynthetic dynamics in varying light environments", contributed paper, Intern. Congress of Mathematicians, Berkeley, California, August, 1986.
"Mathematical models in plant biology" and 4 other lectures on mathematical ecology. International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy. Invited lectures during Second Autumn Course in Mathematical Ecology, November 1986.
"Plant physiological ecology: a theoretician's perspective". Invited participant, Asilomar Conference on Theoretical Ecology, Pacific Grove, California, May, 1987.
"Some mathematical models in plant biology". Invited paper, International Workshop on Biomathematics and Related Computational Problems, Capri, Italy. May, 1987.
"Mathematical modeling in plant biology: implications of physiological approaches for resource management". Invited talk, International Symposium on Mathematical Approaches to Environmental and Ecological Problems, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, November 1987.
"Alternative approaches to modeling the dynamics of stomatal conductance". Contributed paper, Southeastern Math Ecology Conference, Clemson University. April, 1988.
"Models of the dynamics of photosynthesis in varying light". Invited Joint Colloquium, Horticulture, Biomathematics and Statistics, North Carolina State University. April, 1988.
"Modeling the dynamics of photosynthesis", (with R. Pearcy and M. Kirschbaum). Contributed paper, Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Davis, California. August, 1988.
"Plant modeling for resource management" and organizer, Workshops on Resource Management and Conservation Biology. First Autumn Workshop on Mathematical Ecology, International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy. October November, 1988.
"Photosynthetic dynamics" and "An overview of mathematical ecology", Visiting Scholar lectures, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras. November, 1989.
Invited participant and discussant, Sigma Xi Wingspread Workshop on Entry level Science Courses for Undergraduates. Racine, Wisconsin. June, 1990.
"Limitations of reductionist approaches in ecological
modeling: model evaluation, model complexity and environmental policy". Invited talk. Society of Environmental Toxicology Workshop on Ecological Modeling in Avian Toxicology. Kiawah Island, South Carolina. July, 1990.
"Some theoretical problems in plant physiological ecology".
Invited lecture and external reviewer, US DOE Program in Theoretical Ecology. Theoretical ecology: progress and prospects, Beltsville, MD, April 1991.
"Some theoretical problems in plant physiological ecology".
Invited lecture, Section of Ecology and Systematics and Center for Applied Mathematics, Cornell University, May 1991.
"An overview of mathematical ecology" and "Some theoretical
problems in physiological ecology". Invited lectures, Department of Mathematics, Masaryk University, Brno, Czechoslovakia. August 1991.
"Landscape-scale habitat suitability indices" and "A quantitative curriculum for ecology students". Invited symposium presentation and contributed paper, Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Honolulu, Hawaii, August, 1992.
"Software for teaching and doing research in ecology", "Models for wildlife: individual-based to landscape approaches" and "Models in plant biology: from physiology to landscape scale". Invited Lectures, Second Autumn Workshop on Mathematical Ecology, Trieste, Italy, November, 1992.
"A quantitative curriculum for life science students", Invited Poster, Calculus Reform Session, Annual Meeting of the American Mathematical Society, San Antonio, Texas. January, 1993.
"Estimating regional wildlife abundance: use of
landscape scale indices". Contributed talk, SE Math Ecology Meeting. Highlands, NC. April 1993.
lessons from a project in the life sciences", Invited talk, AMS/MAA Workshop on Changing Collegiate Education: Mathematical Sciences and their Uses in Other Disciplines. Washington, DC. March 1994.
"Across trophic level system simulation for the Everglades", Contributed talk, SE Mathematical Ecology Meeting, North Carolina State University. Raleigh, NC. April 1994.
"The Life Science Component of the Mathematics Archives", Invited talk, Special Session on the Mathematics Archives. MAA Sectional Conference. Jefferson City, TN. April 1994.
"Across trophic level system simulation for the freshwater area of the Everglades", Invited talk, Natural Resources Science Day on "Application of ecosystem based science to natural resource management", Washington, DC. May 1994.
"Series of Lectures on Mathematical Modeling", Invited Course Lecturer. NSF Workshop on Mathematical Modeling: a Technological Approach. Pellissippi State College. Knoxville, TN. May 1994.
"Quantitative sciences curriculum for life science students", Invited Poster, NSF Project IMPACT: Disseminating innovation in undergraduate education, Washington, DC. June 1994.
"A white tailed deer model for South Florida" and "A Model for Florida Panther". Invited talks, Workshop on "ATLSS: Across Trophic Level System Simulation for the Everglades and Big Cypress Swamp", National Park Service and Scientific Sub-committee of the Interagency Task Force on South Florida Restoration. Homestead, FL. June 1994.
"Quantitative training for life science students: fostering curricular reform". Special AIBS Symposium talk, AIBS Annual Meeting, Knoxville, TN. August 1994.
"ATLSS: Across trophic level system simulation for the freshwater areas of the Everglades", Contributed talk, Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America. Knoxville, TN. August 1994.
"Interdisciplinary Quantitative Curriculum Development", Invited talk, Mathematics Department, University of Nevado. Revo, NV. September 1994.
"Introduction to Mathematical and Theoretical Ecology", "Modeling across scales from behavior to landscape: the Everglades example", and "Software for Ecology Teaching and Research", Invited talks, Fourth Autumn Course on Mathematical Ecology. International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy. November 1994.
"Integrating Quantitative Training with the Life Science Curriculum", Invited talk, Workshop on First Year Mathematics Courses for Students in the Life Sciences. Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. December 1994.
"Integration of ATLSS". Invited talk, Workshop on "Coupling ATLSS (Across Trophic Level System Simulation for the Everglades and Big Cypress Swamp) to empirical studies.", National Biological Service and University of Miami, Miami, FL. April 1995.
"ATLSS: Across Trophic Level System Simulation for the Freshwater Areas of the Everglades". Invited talk, Conference on Mathematical Models in Population Dynamics. Utah State University, Logan, UT. August 1995.
Invited participant, rapporteur and discussant. San Diego Supercomputer Center Workshop on Computational Ecology. San Diego, CA. September 1995.
"Modeling the Everglades: Integrating Alternative Methodologies across Scales". Invited MiniSymposium talk. SIAM Annual Meeting. Charlotte, NC. October 1995.
"Interdisciplinary Quantitative Curriculum Development: Lessons from a Project in the Life Sciences". MAA Contributed Paper special session talk. MAA Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. January 1996.
"Using Across Trophic Level Simulation Methods to Assess Biotic Impacts of Water Management in South Florida: Applying an Individual Based Deer/Florida Panther Model". Invited talk, Session on Community Dynamics and Ecotoxicology from Individual Based Modeling Perspectives, Sixth Symposium on Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment: Modeling and Risk Assessment, ASTM and Society for Environmental Toxicology. Orlando, FL. April 1996.
"Modeling the Everglades: Integrating Alternative Methodologies across Scales" and "Interdisciplinary Quantitative Curriculum Development: Lessons from a Project in the Life Sciences". Invited talks, Departments of Mathematics and Biology, Texas Technological University. Lubbock, TX. May 1996.
"Including Biology in Math Courses and Math in Biology Courses: a Two Tiered Approach to Quantitative Training" and Workshop on: "Individual based ecological models: spatial models for undergraduate investigation". Lead Speaker, Conference on Mathematics for Life Sciences Undergraduate Students, Iowa State University. Ames, IO. May 1996.
"Interdisciplinary Quantitative Curriculum Development: Lessons from a Project in the Life Sciences". Invited talk, National Science Foundation, Education and Human Resources Division. Washington, DC. June 1996.
"Some Issues in Computational Ecology". Invited Speaker and Panel Member, Special Discussion Session on Advanced Technologies in Ecological Science, Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America. Providence, RI
"Modern Computation and Conservation Biology: Giving Theory some Muscle". Invited Speaker, Symposium on The Interface between Theoretical Ecology and Conservation Biology. Annual Meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology. Providence, RI. August 1996.
"Regional ecological management and assessment and computational ecology", "Regional assessment and management issues: The Everglades of South Florida" and
Computer workshops on "Spatial representation of ecological systems for regional assessment RAMAS/Space" and "Individual based modeling using EcoBeaker". Invited talks, Third Autumn Workshop on Mathematical Ecology. Trieste, Italy. October 1996.
"The ATLSS Deer/Panther Model". Invited talk, Meeting on ATLSS/ELM, University of Miami, Miami, FL January 1997.
"SIMPDEL: A Spatially Explicit Individual based Simulation Model for Florida Panther and White tailed Deer in the Everglades and Big Cypress Landscapes". Contributed Paper, First Annual Conference, Walt Dineen Society. Florida International University. Miami, FL. May 1997.
"Individual Based Modeling". Invited talk and Workshop Leader. BioQuest Workshop on What can we learn from contemporary Mathematics reform? Beloit College, Beloit WS June 1997.
"Approaches to Large scale Ecosystem Modeling Across
Multiple Trophic Levels: Some Early Lessons from the South Florida ATLSS Experience". Invited talk, Workshop on Aquatic Ecosystem Modeling and Assessment Techniques, Winrock Conference Center, July 1997.
"Computational Ecology: Environmental Problem Solving for the New Millennium". Invited Talk, Workshop on Strategies of Modeling Biological Systems. Indiana University, November 1997.
"Computational Ecology - 3 lectures". Invited Lecturer for Special Year in Mathematical Biology, International Center of Sciences, Cuernavaca, Mexico, November 1997.
"Workshop on Individual Based modeling, Quantitative training for undergraduate life science students" Invited Talks, UAM Iztapalapa, Mexico City, November 1997.
"Spatially explicit Individual based modeling" Invited Talks, UNAM, Faculty of Sciences, Mexico City, November 1997.
"Computational Ecology: Environmental Problem Solving for the New Millennium" Invited Talk in Challenges in Environmental Sciences Session, WATTEC Conference, Knoxville, TN, February 1998.
"Mathematical Ecology and Individual based modeling" and "Computational Ecology and Multimodeling" Invited Talks at Workshop on Integrating GIS and Multi Agent Modelling Techniques, Santa Fe Institute, NM, March 1998.
"Modeling the Everglades: Linking alternative approaches
to aid natural system restoration" Invited Talk, National Conference on Environmental Decision Making, Knoxville, TN, May 1998.
"Coupling individual based models to landscape data" and "Multimodeling and computational ecology" Invited talks, International Congress of Ecology, Florence, Italy, July 1998.
"Series of five lectures and workshops on Mathematical Ecology and Individual-Based Modeling" Invited Talks, Advanced Course in Ecological Modeling, Beijer Institute, The International Institute of Ecological Economics.The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Santa Fe Institute. Santa Fe, New Mexico. December 1998.
"Mathematics and the Everglades: New Modeling Approaches for
Regional Environmental Assessment" Invited talk in Special Session. SIAM Southeast section meeting. Knoxville, TN March 1999.
"Mathematics and the Everglades: New Modeling Approaches for
Regional Environmental Assessment" Invited talk in NSF Workshop on Modelling across the Sciences,University of Chicago, April 1999.
"Landscapes and Individual Based Models: Assessment and Validation" and "Quantitative Training in the Life Sciences: Designing an Undergraduate Curriculum in Computational Biology" Invited talks, Society for Mathematical Biology Annual Meeting. Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 1999.
"Individual Based modeling and workshop", "Computational Ecology: Environmental Problem Solving for the New Millennium" and "Modeling the Everglades: Providing Ecological Input to Restoration" Invited Lectures and Workshops, Troisieme cycle romand en sciences biologiques: Wetlands, Population Dynamics of Plants and Animals. Fribourg, Switzerland, October 1999.
"Multimodeling of the Florida Everglades" Invited talk, Mathematical Biology Seminar, University of Utah, October 1999.
"Multimodeling: new approaches for linking ecological models" Invited talk, Conference on Predicting Species Occurrences: issues of scale and accuracy. Snowbird, Utah, October 1999.
"An Overview of Mathematical Ecology, Past, Present and Future", "Everglades Restoration: Computing, Ecology and Public Policy" and "Modeling: A workshop for undergraduates" SUNY Geneseo Mathematics Department Invited Colloquium (supported by Mapstone Financial Group). Geneseo, NY, November 1999.
"Individual based modeling for teaching", "Computational Ecology: Environmental Problem Solving for the 21st Century" and "Interdisciplinary Quantitative Curriculum Development: Lessons from a Project in the Life Sciences" Invited talks, Mathematics and Biology Departments, Ohio University. Athens, OH, December 1999.
"Computational ecology and the Everglades: New Modeling Approaches for Regional Environmental Assessment" Invited Lecture, Workshop on Biocomplexity Special Competition: opportunities in the Mathematical Sciences sponsored by the NSF. Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota. January 2000.
"Overview of Stochastic Models in Ecology", "Behavioral Ecology and Individual based modeling", "Workshop on individual based models" and "Models for Regional Ecological Assessment". Invited lectures, Fifth Course on Mathematical Ecology. International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy. March 2000.
Series of 5 lectures on "Computational ecology: Dealing with spatial environmental problems" Invited International Lecturer, Ecole de Printemps, Modäles et thÇories pour le contrìle de ressources vivantes et la gestion de systämes Çcologiques. Institut National Agronomique Paris Grignon, France May 2000.
Keynote address on "Quantitative Training for Life Science Students" MAA Curriculum Foundations Workshop in Biology and Chemistry. Macalester College, St. Paul, MN, November 2000.
Distinguished Lecture Series speaker, Math Department of Arizona State University "Everglades Restoration: Computing, Ecology and Public Policy" and Biology Department Workshop on "Interdisciplinary Quantitative Curriculum Development: Lessons from a Project in the Life Sciences", March 2001.
Invited Speaker, Hollins University. Public lecture series "Everglades Restoration: Computing, Ecology, Mathematics and Public Policy, and Faculty Workshop on "Interdisciplinary Quantitative Curriculum Development: Lessons from a Project in the Life Sciences" April 2001.
Discussion Group Leader and Organizer on Use of Models in Undergraduate Education, Cary Conference IX (Understanding Ecosystems: The Role of Quantitative Models in Observation, Synthesis & Prediction), Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY. May 2001.
Contributed talk on "Training fearless ecologists: quantitative skills all our students need" Ecological Society of America, Madison, WI August 2001.
Invited talk and discussant, National Academy of Sciences Workshop: Bio2010: Undergraduate Biology Education
to Prepare Research Scientists for the 21st Century. "Quantitative Life Sciences Education: Some Lessons
from a Ten year Effort". Snowmass, CO August 2001.
Workshop on Applied Biology/Biotechnology, Florida Gulf Coast University. "Quantitative Life Sciences Education: Some Lessons from a Ten year Effort". Naples, FL September 2001.
Invited speaker, Biomathematics Program. "Computational Ecology: Recent Successes and Future Challenges." North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. February 21, 2002.
Invited panelist and workshop presenter, Workshop on Intellectual Imperatives in Ethnobiology. "Agent-based Modeling in Ethnobiology: A Brief Introduction from Outside". Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis. April 4-7, 2002.
Invited speaker, Everglades Ecosystem Restoration Informational Workshop Series. Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL. May 9-10, 2002.
Invited feature speaker, Mathematical Biology Workshop. "Everglades Restoration: Computing, Ecology and Public Policy". University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE. May 17-18, 2002.
Invited workshop leader and presenter, Project Kaleidoscope Summer Institute."Quantitative Life Science Education: Preparing Fearless Biologists". Williamsburg, VA. May 29-31, 2002.
Invited workshop leader and keynote speaker, BioQUEST Workshop on Biocomplexity in Undergraduate Education. Beloit College, Racine, WI. June 15-17, 2002.
Organizer and speaker, Short Course on the Mathematics of Biological Complexity (in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Biology). July 13, 2002.
Discussion organizer and leader, Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America. "Education and Ecological Forecasting" and "Complexity and ecology: what can theory do for us?". Tucson, AZ. August 4-9, 2002.
Invited presentation and reviewer for NSF-funded project. Mathematics and Biology Departments, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC. August 15-16, 2002.
Invited speaker, Mathematics and Biology Departments, University of Miami. Miami, FL. December 4-5, 2002.
Invited speaker, Mathematics and Biology Departments, New Mexico State University. Las Cruces, NM. December 12-13, 2002.
Invited speaker, Workshop on New Paradigms in Teaching Introductory and Cell Biology: Bio 2010. "Quantitative Life Science Education: Preparing Fearless Biologists". Annual Meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology. San Francisco, CA. December 14, 2002.
Keynote Speaker, "Meeting the Challenges in Emerging Areas: Education Across the Life, Mathematical and Computer Sciences." Mathematical Association of America, National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health. Bethesda, MD. February 27-March 1, 2003.
Plenary Address, "Current and Future Challenges in Mathematical and Computational Biology". Tenth Annual Hudson River Undergraduate Mathematics Conference (HRUMC) Union College, Schenectady, NY. April 12, 2003
UT Tampa Area Alumni speaker, "Why Florida needs The University of Tennessee: Everglades Restoration, Computing, Mathematics and Public Policy".Tampa, FL. April 15, 2003.
Invited Talk, "The ATLSS Project - some lessons". Southern Appalachian CESU Advisory Management Meeting. Knoxville, TN. May 8, 2003.
Invited Speaker, Conference of NIH/NIGMS MORE Division Program Directors. "Integrating Quantitative Education into the Life Science Curriculum".Lake Tahoe, Nevada. June 14-17, 2003.
Invited Minisymposium Speaker, "Uncertainty, relativity and spatially-explicit ecological models: aiding public policy". Society for Mathematical Biology Annual Meeting. Dundee, Scotland. July 5-8, 2003
Plenary Lecturer, "Spatial Control in Ecology: Turning Theory into Practice for Natural System Management". Alcala 2nd International Conference on Mathematical Ecology. Alcala de Henares (Madrid), Spain. Sept. 5-9, 2003.
Invited Speaker, "Current and Future Challenges in Mathematical and Computational Biology" and "Integrating Quantitative Education into the Life Science Curriculum". Undergraduate Biology/Mathematics Program, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO. October 15-17, 2003
Invited Panelist, USGS National Biological Information Infrastructure Biodiversity Modeling Workshop. Maui High Performace Computing Center. July 28-31, 2003.
Invited Speaker, "Quantitative Life Science Education: Preparing Fearless Biologists". Biology Department, Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis. November 6-7, 2003.
Invited Speaker, "Quantitative Life Science Education: Preparing Fearless Biologists". Project Kaleidoscope Assembly, University of Colorado Boulder, November 21-23, 2003.
Invited Speaker, "Current and Future Challenges in Mathematical and Computational Biology". Biology Department, MARC and RISE Scholars Program. Cal State San Marcos. Feb. 11-13, 2004.
Invited Speaker,"Quantitative Life Science Education: Preparing Fearless Biologists". Association of American Medical Colleges, Group on Graduate Research, Education, and Training Annual Meeting. April 24-25, 2004
Invited UT Alumni Chapter talk, "Why Florida needs The University of Tennessee: Everglades Restoration, Computing, Mathematics and Public Policy", Miami Chapter, UT Alumni Association. April 29, 2004
Invited presentations to US Fish and Wildlife Service Staff on the current status of the ATLSS Project, Vero Beach, FL. April 30, 2004
Invited UT Alumni Chapter talk, "Why Florida needs The University of Tennessee: Everglades Restoration, Computing, Mathematics and Public Policy", West Palm Beach Chapter, UT Alumni Association. April 30, 2004
Invited Speaker, "Computational Ecology: Dealing with Complexity, Uncertainty, Relativity, and Public Policy" at Symposium for Frontiers in Mathematical Biology and Bioinformatics, Auburn University. May 4, 2004
Presidential address, "Forward Ho with Math Bio: The Role of SMB in Meeting Future Challenges". Annual Meeting Society for Mathematical Biology. Ann Arbor, MI. July 28, 2004
Contributed talks, "Models for the masses: bringing computational resources for addressing complex ecological problems to stakeholders" and "Interdisciplinary undergraduate education: BIO2010, curriculum reform and why ecologists should pay attention". Annual Meeting, Ecological Society of America, Portland OR. Aug 2-5, 2004
Invited Addresses, "Mathematics and Biology Education: Promoting Interdisciplinarity" and "Current and Future Challenges in Mathematical and Computational Biology". Kansas City Regional Mathematics Technology EXPO. Rockhurst University. October 2, 2004
Invited Speaker, "Mathematics and Biology Education: Promoting Interdisciplinarity" at Symposium on Quantitative Science in the Biology Curriculum, University of Maryland Baltimore County. Dec 17, 2004
Invited Speaker, "Ecology: towards mathematical insights and computational understanding". AMS Special Session on Mathematics and 21st Century Biology. Atlanta Joint Math Meetings. January 5, 2005
Invited Speaker, "Space and control: linking theory and practice for natural resource management". "Workshop on Spatial Ecology: The Interplay Between Theory and Data", University of Miami. January 7, 2005
Invited Speaker, "Current and Future Challenges in Mathematical and Computational Biology". Bioinformatics Program, University of Texas - El Paso. January 21, 2005
Invited Speaker, "Mathematics and Biology Education: Promoting Interdisciplinarity". Symposium on Math and Bio2010: Linking Undergraduate Disciplines. Annual Meeting of the AAAS, Washington, DC. February 21, 2005.
Invited Speaker, "Models, Data, Grid Computing and Public Policy: Lessons from Everglades Restoration Planning". Center for Integrating Statistical and Environmental Science, University of Chicago. February 24, 2005.