Gradual changes triggered historical shift in marine fauna

By |2021-03-09T12:45:02+01:00March 9th, 2021|

Gradual changes triggered historical shift in marine fauna Large asteroids or comets hitting Earth, massive volcanic eruptions and other single, deadly events are usually the focus for scientists seeking to reconstruct Earth’s past mass extinctions. In a new study, researchers from Umeå University and the University of Florida instead uncovered a [...]

The distribution of vertebrate animals redefines temperate and cold climate regions

By |2021-02-19T08:44:56+01:00February 19th, 2021|

The distribution of vertebrate animals redefines temperate and cold climate regions The distribution of vegetation is routinely used to classify climate regions worldwide, yet whether these regions are relevant to other organisms is unknown. Umeå researchers have established climate regions based on vertebrate species' distributions in a new study published in [...]

Rare species survive in ghettos

By |2019-12-17T11:16:46+01:00December 17th, 2019|

Species of animals and plants with low abundances organize in ghettos to survive Similar to the organization of human cities, animal and plant communities have ghettos or ethnic neighborhoods, where low-abundant species group to enhance their persistence against more competitive species. This unexpected ecological pattern is the [...]

Hive Talk Board: Information games for squirrels with Martin Rosvall

By |2018-12-03T14:18:48+01:00December 3rd, 2018|

Information games for squirrels with Martin Rosvall Hive Talk Snippet Martin presented a class of information games that include popular board games such as Clue and Battleship. In these games, players compete to uncover information but they must be careful not to reveal too much information to other players. The [...]

Duty before all?

By |2018-06-08T14:36:03+02:00May 3rd, 2018|

Duty before all? by Martin Rosvall "So, you are on your way home? When I was at your age, I never went home until eight o'clock!" It was only five o'clock when the white-haired professor lectured us in the elevator heading down to the entrance floor of the building at [...]

IceLab’s First Lunch Pitch

By |2018-11-19T15:25:38+01:00May 2nd, 2018|

Coverage of IceLab's first Lunch Pitch In order to promote meetings between researchers from different institutions and disciplines, Icelab organizes multidisciplinary research presentations with the vision of letting ideas grow and new collaborations arise. The first lunch pitch was held November 14th, 2015, with Martin Rosvall speaking on the topic [...]

Memory in Network Flows

By |2018-05-02T09:20:22+02:00April 18th, 2018|

Memory in network flows and its effects on spreading dynamics and community detection The problem In today's connected world, pressing problems call for efficient mapping and modeling of flow pathways – for example how information, people, and different species move through social and biological systems. To understand and mitigate seasonal [...]

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