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May 21, 2010

NCEAS Working Group members suggest that security organizations could be more effective if officials learn from nature, in the May 20 issue of the journal Nature.

Decentralize, adapt and cooperate
> R.D. Sagarin, C.S. Alcorta, S. Atran, D.T. Blumstein, G.P. Dietl, M.E. Hochberg, D.D.P. Johnson, S. Levin, E.M.P. Madin, J.S. Madin, E.M. Prescott, R. Sosis, T. Taylor, J. Tooby, G.J. Vermeij
Nature 465 pp. 292–293 (20 May 2010)

Press Release


May 12, 2010

NCEAS Postdoctoral Associate Josephine Rodriguez has been selected for the Leadership Institute at the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science.

Rodriguez is among 30 candidates chosen for this premier training program developed in collaboration with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).



April 23, 2010

Announcing the availability of the new Primate Life History Database, an online initiative jointly funded by NCEAS and the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent).

University of Wisconsin press release about the new database.
April 21, 2010

Ecosystem models clarify the trophic role of whales off Northwest Africa
Lyne Morissette, Kristin Kaschner, Leah R. Gerber
Marine Ecology Progress Series 404: 289-302



April 16, 2010

Global Change Impacts on Landscape Fires
Michael Flannigan

FRAMES, the Fire Research and Management Exchange System, is a system method of exchanging information and technology between wildland fire researchers, managers, and other stakeholders.

April 16, 2010

Sharks on Coral Reefs
Principal Investigator: Julia Baum

There is a critical need to evaluate the status of reef shark populations and to forecast threats to their persistence from human activity.

April 13, 2010

Haridas Chirakkal and Leah R. Gerber
Ecological Applications 20(3) 783-788

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April 7, 2010

John L. Orrock, Robert D. Holt, Marissa L. Baskett

April 7, 2010

Stefano Allesina and Mercedes Pascual
Ecology Letters 12(7): 652-662

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April 7, 2010

Eric A. Davidson and Robert W. Howarth
Nature (News and Views) 449, 1000-1001. Online 24 October 2007

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April 6, 2010

thumbnail photo of a research ship on glassy waters in Lake BaikalLake Baikal Plankton data set
Lyubov Izmest'eva, Stephanie Hampton, Marianne Moore

Sixty year data set collected at 7-10 day intervals by 3 generations of Russian scientists. The data is analyzed and described in Hampton et al. 2008.

Media outlets around the world covered research based from this data set:
NY Times: Family Science Project Yields Surprising Data About a Siberian Lake
MSNBC: Two women fight to save world's biggest lake
Discovery News: Lake Baikal Warming ID’d by One Family’s Tradition
Fox News: 2 fight to save world's deepest lake in Russia
Bloomberg: Lake with 20% of Earth's fresh water is warming faster than air
Los Angeles Times: Siberian lake is warming rapidly
The Moscow Times (Russia): Baikal challenges global warming idea
Terra (Spain): Temperatura de lago Baikal aumentó más que la media global, según estudio
Al Jazeera: Russia's Endangered Lake Baikal
La Nación (Columbia): Cambio climático: aumenta temperatura de lago siberiano más profundo del mundo
El Universo (Ecuador): Dos mujeres batallan para salvar el mayor lago del mundo
The China Post (Taiwan): Two women fight to save the world's biggest lake
Thaindian News (Thailand): Global warming affects world's largest freshwater lake
Innovations Report (Germany): Global warming affects world's largest freshwater lake

More information about this research project

More information about the related working group, participants and publications

The Lake Baikal data collected by 3 generations of Russian scientists is available in the NCEAS Data Repository



April 5, 2010

Michael E. Hochberg, Daniel J. Rankin, Michael Taborsky
BMC Evolutionary Biology 8:232

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April 5, 2010

James Justus et al.
Trends in Ecology & Evolution 24(4): 187-191

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April 5, 2010

Evan L. Preisser, Daniel I. Bolnick, Jonathan H. Grabowski
Ecology Letters 12(4): 315-323

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April 5, 2010

Marc W. Cadotte, Mark A. Hamilton, Brad R. Murray
Diversity and Distributions 15(3):481-488

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April 5, 2010

Presented by Carlos Melián and Margaret Connors at ESA SEEDS Leadership Meeting




April 5, 2010

Daniela F. Cusack et al.
Global Change Biology 15(5) 1339-1355

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April 5, 2010

Jonathan B. Shurin, Karl Cottenie, Helmut Hillebrand
Oecologia 159(1): 151-159

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