Rene Salinas creates computer models that simulate changes in the black bear population in eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina. The model can help wildlife managers determine the best strategy for minimizing bear-human conflict while maintaining a sustainable bear population. An associate professor of mathematical sciences at Appalachian State University, Salinas conducted his research as a short-term visitor at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS).
In Biology by Numbers, learn about the ways math can solve biological problems. Produced by the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS).