James R. Carey, UC Davis distinguished professor of entomology
UC Davis distinguished professor James R. Carey will converse on “The Conceptual Sweep of a Mathematical Discovery in Insect Biodemography: From Medfly Populations to the U.S. Congress” on the Wednesday, Might twenty fifth seminar hosted by the UC Davis Division of Entomology and Nematology.
He’ll current his in-person seminar at 4:10 p.m. in 122 Briggs Corridor. It additionally will likely be digital; the Zoom hyperlink is https://ucdavis.zoom.us/j/99515291076.
“Twenty years in the past whereas making an attempt to develop a brand new idea for learning insect growing old within the wild, I found a beforehand unknown mathematical identification now referred to within the formal demography literature because the eponym Carey’s Equality—the age distribution of a stationary inhabitants equals the distribution of lifetimes but to return,” Professor Carey says in his summary. “On this seminar I’ll current my makes an attempt at each operationalizing the idea for examine of populations of bugs and different non-human species, and generalizing it for purposes to teams with mounted numbers of members and the place renewal entails beginning and loss of life processes.”
“These basic purposes embrace information from a British cemetery, the Nationwide Basketball Affiliation, the Baltimore Longitudinal Well being Examine, the U.S. Congress (each chambers) and the world inhabitants,” mentioned Carey, a member of the UC Davs Division of Entomology and Nematology college since 1980. “After discussing implications and extensions of the identification, I’ll wrap up with descriptions of 5 easy however necessary demographic relations that every one entomologists ought to know.”
Extremely honored for his analysis, educating and public service, Carey served because the principal investigator of a 10-year, $10 million federal grant on “Growing older within the Wild,” encompassing 14 scientists at 11 universities.
Biodemography Textbook. In 2020, he and Deborah Roach, professor and chair of the College of Virginia’s Division of Biology, co-authored a 480-page textbook, Biodemography: An Introduction to Ideas and Strategies, printed by Princeton College Press and hailed because the “definitive textbook for the rising subject of biodemography, integrating biology, arithmetic and demography.” Carey lately created a free-access, video guidebook with a playlist of 175 separate displays, subtitled in 300 completely different languages. He storyboarded the script, turned graphs, schematics, tables and equations into animated slides, after which with teleprompter help, narrated and video-recorded the 175 displays, which span 12 hours of viewing. It seems on UC Berkeley Inhabitants Sciences web site at https://bit.ly/3FTge7u.
An internationally acknowledged trainer, Carey received a 2018 international award within the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Nice Educating Program, a tutorial competitors sponsored each two years by Baylor College, Waco, Texas. He acquired the 2015 Distinguished Achievement in Educating Award from the Entomological Society of America (ESA) and the 2014 Distinguished Educating Award from the Pacific Department of ESA. The UC Davis Tutorial Senate honored him because the recipient of its 2014 Distinguished Educating Award, given to internationally acknowledged professors who excel at educating.
Carey is a fellow of 4 organizations: American Affiliation for the Development of Science, Entomological Society of America, California Academy of Science and the Gerontological Society of America. He holds a doctorate in entomology (1980) from UC Berkeley, and two levels from Iowa State College: a bachelor of science diploma in animal biology (1973) and a grasp’s diploma in entomology (1975).
Nematologist Shahid Siddique, assistant professor, UC Davis Division of Entomology and Nematology, coordinates the spring seminars. He could also be reached at email@example.com for any technical points relating to Zoom.