The virtues of waiting, procrastinating and avoiding conflict

NIMBioS postdocs and staff enjoy a day of birding with Dr. Fred Adler (far right).

So was the advice from Dr. Fred Adler, NIMBioS Postdoctoral Fellows Invited Distinguished Visitor, who spoke on this topic at Tuesday’s NIMBioS Interdisciplinary Seminar. Adler, a professor in the mathematics and biology departments at the Univ. of Utah, was referring to ants who appear to avoid stressful situations by procrastinating difficult decisions. A handy skill for graduate students, perhaps? An avid birder, Dr. Adler graciously offered to lead a birding outing on Sunday for NIMBioS folks.

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