Grants. Center for BioComplexity

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Current CBC Affiliated Grants
I. Title: Resilience and Robustness in Ecological Distributed Decision-Making Dynamics
Source of Support: Army Research Office
Major Goals: To understand how consensus is achieved in multi-agent systems, and the implications for resilience and robustness of those systems.
PI: Naomi Leonard, Vaibhav Srivastava (University of Michigan), Simon A. Levin
II. Title: Individual Behavior and Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Source of Support: James S. McDonnell Foundation
Major Goals: To use the framing of vaccine underuse and antibiotic overuse (relative to their socially optimal levels) to understand better how best to harness infectious disease epidemiology and social science to the service of public health.
PI: Ramanan Laxminarayan, Simon A. Levin
III. Title: Stockholm Resilience Centre/Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research Exchange Program
Source of Support: Princeton University Provost International Fund, High Meadows Environmental Institute, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
Major Goals: To provide travel funds for faculty and students to the Stockholm Resilience Centre and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
PI: Simon A. Levin
IV. Title: Feeding the World in 2020/Resilience, Adaptation, and Systemic Risk
Source of Support: Princeton University Dean for Research, High Meadows Environmental Institute, the Stockholm Resilience Centre, and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Major Goals: Postdoctoral positions in support of the collaborative program with the SRC and PIK.
PI: Simon A. Levin
V. Title: Convergence: RAISE: Linking Adaptive Dynamics of Plankton with Emergent Global Ocean Biogeochemistry
Source of Support: UC Irvine/National Science Foundation
Major Goals: Levin and postdoc will lead in the development and analysis of trait-based models of Synechococcus and the marine ecosystems in which it is embedded.
PI: Simon A. Levin, Adam Martiny (University of California, Irvine)
VI. Title: Princeton-Humboldt Cooperation and Collective Cognition Network (CoCCon)
Source of Support: Princeton-Humboldt Cooperation
Major Goals: To provide financial support for collaborative projects between the two universities.
PI: Simon A. Levin
VII. Title: Cooperative Institute for Modeling the Earth System (CIMES) -- Task III - Dynamic Elemental Stoichiometry in COBALT
Source of Support: U.S. DOC - NOAA
Major Goals: To implement dynamic elemental stoichiometry for phytoplankton in GFDL's IPCC/CMIP class Earth Systems Model.
PI: George Hagstrom, Simon A. Levin, Charles Stock (NOAA/Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ)
VIII. Title: Expeditions: Collaborative Research: Global Pervasive Computational Epidemiology
Source of Support: National Science Foundation
Major Goals: To use innovative technological and scientific advancements to plan for, and respond to, epidemics and pandemics, including outbreaks of deadly novel viruses and even the common flu; to find ways to stop or mitigate outbreaks before they spread across the globe.
PI: Simon A. Levin, Madhav Marathe (University of Virginia)
IX. Title: Dialogues in Complexity
Source of Support: Arizona State University
Major Goals: To organize coupled small workshops on topics in complexity that will result in papers published in leading journals.
PI: Simon A. Levin
X. Title: Collaborative Research: Consequences of Environmental Stochasticity for the Spatial Dynamics of Savanna-Forest Transitions
Source of Support: National Science Foundation
Major Goals: To identify the driving forces and uncover the underlying mechanisms of ecological dynamics based on the recent development of landscape and flux theory of nonequilibrium systems.
PI: Simon A. Levin, Carla Staver (Yale University), Jonathan Touboul (Brandeis University, Jin Wang (State University of New York at Stony Brook
XI. Title: Virtual Organization for Computing Research in Pandemic Preparedness and Resilience
Source of Support: National Science Foundation
Major Goals: This Virtual Organization (VO) will facilitate communication and collaboration among CISE scientists currently involved in pandemic research through the NSF RAPID program. With the guidance of a Steering Committee composed of members from industry, academia, and government agencies, the VO will encourage the sharing of research results in a way not available without concerted effort. The depth and breadth of multi-disciplinary collaboration enabled by the VO will be extended to include researchers, educators, and students interested in general topics related to pandemic planning and resilience. Utilizing a variety of dissemination platforms, the VO will harness the synergies of the CISE RAPID research programs to facilitate scientific advances and advance public health in the U.S. and around the world.
PI: Simon A. Levin, Madhav Marathe (University of Virginia)