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[Molecular-modelling] Call for Applications: Extending the Theory of Sustainability, a DySoC/NIMBioS Investigative Workshop

Catherine Crawley via molmodel%40net.bio.net (by ccrawley from nimbios.org)
Thu May 31 13:14:11 EST 2018

The Center for the Dynamics of Social Complexity (DySoC) is now 
accepting applications for its Investigative Workshop, "Extending the 
Theory of Sustainability," to be held December 5-7, 2018, at the 
National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS).

*Objectives:* Cultural evolutionary modeling and empirical work to 
understand the processes of social and political change has advanced 
quickly in recent years and can potentially provide useful tools to 
understand the human dimensions of sustainability. This workshop will 
review the state of sustainability theory. Major themes of the workshop 
include the role of cultural evolution, the role of evolving technology 
and R&D investments, diffusion of technology, uncertainty in ecosystem 
management, non-autonomous models of climate change, models of 
institutional change. The workshop will convene scholars in the fields 
of economics, socio-political evolution, the natural sciences and 
mathematics to present the latest developments. Discussions will center 
on promising areas for new research and on gaps in the modeling 
enterprise. Full details at 
**Location:* The Center for the Dynamics of Social Complexity at 
NIMBioS, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

*Co-Organizers:* Peter Richerson (Environmental Science & Policy, Univ. 
of California, Davis); Eli Fenichel, Forestry and Environmental Studies, 
Yale Univ.; Sergey Gavrilets (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and 
Mathematics, Univ. of Tennessee)

For more information about the workshop and a link to the online 
application form, go to http://www.nimbios.org/workshops/WS_sustainability

Participation in NIMBioS workshops is by application only. Individuals 
with a strong interest in the topic are encouraged to apply, and 
successful applicants will be notified within two weeks after the 
application deadline. If needed, financial support for travel, meals, 
and lodging is available for workshop attendees.

*Application deadline: September 5, 2018*

The Center for the Dynamics of Social Complexity (DySoC) 
(http://www.dysoc.org) promotes connections and collaborations between 
different researchers using theoretical and empirical methods at the 
interface of mathematical, biological, social, and computational 
sciences to address the dynamics of social behavior.

The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis 
(NIMBioS) (http://www.nimbios.org) brings together researchers from 
around the world to collaborate across disciplinary boundaries to 
investigate solutions to basic and applied problems in the life 
sciences. NIMBioS is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, with 
additional support from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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