HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Economics and ecology combine at UGA in NSF-funded study of evolutionary game theory

University of Georgia economics professor Don Keenan and Pejman Rohani, an assistant professor with UGA's Institute of Ecology, have been awarded a $100,000 research grant from the National Science Foundation for their proposal, "On Long-Term Consequences of Selfish Behavior: A Game Theoretic Approach to Host-Pathogen Co-evolution."

The cross-campus partnership was aided by Matt Bonds, who completed his Ph.D. in economics from UGA's Terry College of Business last year and is now pursuing an additional graduate degree in ecology.

"The collaboration between Pejman, Matt and I began because of Matt finishing up his Ph.D. in economics and beginning one in ecology, which this project will presumably constitute," said Keenan. "We think that there should be much more opportunity for collaborative work between the two fields of ecology and economics."

NSF's funding of the proposal kicks in this year and lasts for two academic years. "The grants are quite competitive and rather prestigious, so I am very pleased that we received it," added Keenan.

In fact, the NSF receives about 40,000 competitive requests for funding each year. In the category for which Keenan and Rohani applied, only about 5 percent of the applications are awarded funding. As an independent federal agency, NSF supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering, with an annual budget exceeding $5.5 billion.

Keenan has a research background in the area of game theory, which he said was originally developed to study the conscious interaction of "rational" agents. "For instance, it would be the preferred economic method for studying how two firms might compete with one another in the marketplace," said Keenan. "There is, however, a newer branch, called evolutionary game theory, which is useful in biology."

"Our work will apply game theory to the conflict between that most rational of creatures humans and the viruses caus
'"/>

Contact: Kim Carlyle
kcarlyle@uga.edu
706-583-0913
University of Georgia
2-Nov-2004


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Multinational research: protecting ecology means understanding people, too
2. Prehistoric remains reveal a drastic shift in northern fur seal ecology
3. The Institute of Ecosystem Studies to host an international conference on ecology and urban design
4. Springer ecology book wins award for excellence
5. Test finds manufactured nanoparticles dont harm soil ecology
6. Discovery of new cave millipedes casts light on Arizona cave ecology
7. Pendulums, predators and prey: The ecology of coupled oscillations
8. Different strategies underlie the ecology of microbial invasions
9. UCR-led research team receives $5 million grant to study interaction of ecology and evolution
10. On the track of tiny larvae, a new model elucidates connections in marine ecology
11. Amphibian declines, disease ecology, biodiversity are highlighted at conference

Post Your Comments:
(Date:8/4/2015)... Aug. 04, 2015 ... has announced the addition of the ... and Service), Sub-Segment (Computer Forensics, Network Forensics, ... Types, Service, Vertical and Region - Global ... offering. By Component (Hardware, Software, ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... Aug. 4, 2015  AMRI (NASDAQ: AMRI ) today reported ... 2015. Highlights: , Second quarter contract revenue ... 2014 , Adjusted contract margins of ... $0.22, including a $0.05 decrease in EPS from royalties in the ... million "We are very pleased to present another ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... SAN JOSE, Calif. , Aug. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... developer of human interface solutions, today announced that members ... investment community at the Pacific Crest Global Technology Leadership ... Mountain Time. The conference will be held at the ... The presentation may include forward-looking information. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Digital Forensics Market - The Market Represents a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 11.3% From 2015 to 2020 2AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 2AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 3AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 4AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 5AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 6AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 7AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 8AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 9AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 10AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 11AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 12AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 13AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 14AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 15AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 16AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 17AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 18AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 19AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 20AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 21AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 22AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 23AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 24
(Date:8/4/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... August 04, 2015 , ... ... bushing materials for pumps and process equipment, announces the appointment of Dennis Rawle ... the marine and industrial industries. Most recently, he was General Manager and Technical ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... According to a new ... Cardiac Biomarker - Market Opportunities, and Forecast, 2014-2020", ... revenue of $2,085.9 million by 2020, registering a ... Troponins (T, I) would continue to dominate the ... sensitivity and specificity.      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140911/647229) ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... , Aug. 4, 2015 Trigemina, Inc., ... of non-narcotic, nasally delivered, analgesic drug products, announced today ... to the position of chief medical officer. Dr. Kori ... Trigemina, much of which has been focused in the ... to add Dr. Kori to our clinical team given ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... ... August 04, 2015 , ... RPS ... tests – today announced that Robert A. Gregg, PhD, has joined RPS as ... 30 years of relevant experience and remarkable achievements in the medical device and ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Dennis Rawle Joins Graphite Metallizing Corporation 2Cardiac Biomarker Market is Expected to Reach $2,085.9 Million by 2020 2Cardiac Biomarker Market is Expected to Reach $2,085.9 Million by 2020 3Cardiac Biomarker Market is Expected to Reach $2,085.9 Million by 2020 4Cardiac Biomarker Market is Expected to Reach $2,085.9 Million by 2020 5Trigemina Appoints Dr. Shashi Kori to the Position of Chief Medical Officer 2Trigemina Appoints Dr. Shashi Kori to the Position of Chief Medical Officer 3RPS Diagnostics Welcomes Robert Gregg as Senior Vice President of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs 2RPS Diagnostics Welcomes Robert Gregg as Senior Vice President of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs 3
Cached News: