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#18 - Becca Clement and Keylie Gibson - What is computational biology?

On episode #18 I’m joined by Becca Clement and Keylie Gibson who are both PhD candidates at George Washington University’s Computational Biology Institute. We begin by defining computational biology and then see how their research projects (related to Black Rhino conservation and the Australian termite diversity anomaly) both rely on analyzing huge amounts of data.

If you are at the Ecological Society of America’s annual meeting in Louisville this week check out their talks!

Keylie “Do gut microbiomes hold the key to helping black rhinos thrive in captivity?” (#77929) COS 90: Conservation Management II, Thursday, August 15, 2019, 2:30 PM. Find the associated paper here

Becca “The Australian termite diversity anomaly: the effect of rainfall on termite communities in Queensland, Australia” COS 74 Communities: Spatial Patterns And Environmental Gradients II, Thursday, August 15, 2019, 10:10 AM