The International Biometric Society (IBS) selects ACEMS Research Fellow Dr Luca Maestrini to represent the Australasian region at this year’s International Biometric Conference (IBC) being held in South Korea.
When it comes to evolution, one of the biggest mysteries is how single cells transition into a multicellular organism. In research just published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, a team led by ACEMS Associate Investigator Dr Andrew Black presents a new view about this transition, and have produced a mathematical model that captures this process.
Think of a Rubik's Cube and most people think of trying to solve it? How many moves does it take? But what about the opposite? How many moves does it take to scramble? And, what does it mean to scramble a Rubik's Cube? ACEMS' Tim Garoni and Eric Zhou from Monash University explore these fascinating questions in a story in The Conversation.
Drastic interventions in an ecosystem, like deciding whether to eradicate an unwanted species, can have unforeseen, and sometimes even undesirable, consequences on the rest of the species present in that ecosystem. Just published research shows that, even if there is limited knowledge of these ecosystems, modellers should not wait any longer to start developing ecological forecasts that managers could potentially use to decide whether to implement such interventions.
What happens when you give an interesting Secret Santa maths problem to a group of mathematicians? Here's how it played out at a recent ACEMS Mathscraft workshop - thanks Dr Rheanna Mainzer, from The University of Melbourne, for writing this wonderful story in The Conversation.
ACEMS is excited to welcome three new Partner Investigators as ACEMS Members. They are Dr Juan Ortiz from the Australian Institute of Marine Sciences (AIMS), Dr Petra Kuhnert from CSIRO, and Dr Anders Holmberg from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
ACEMS researchers at QUT have used a combination of virtual reality (VR), aerial thermal-imaging and ground surveys to build a better statistical model for predicting the location of koalas and, ultimately, protecting their habitat.
The Australian Research Council released its Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards for 2020, and two ACEMS researchers are on that list. They are Dr. Kate Helmstedt from ACEMS at QUT, and Dr David Frazier from ACEMS at Monash University.
One of the biggest threats to the Great Barrier Reef is pollution from land making its way downstream by way of the many rivers and streams that flow into coastal waters along the reef. New statistical tools developed by ACEMS researchers could lead to the deployment of more low-cost sensors to monitor what is in those rivers and streams.