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September 21, 2009

Johan Rockström et al.
Nature 461, pp. 472-475  

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September 8, 2009

Scientists came together to evaluate the current state of worldwide fisheries, and propose solutions for rebuilding imperiled fish stocks.

Rebuilding Global Fisheries
Worm, B., Hilborn, R., Baum, J.K., Branch, T.A., Collie, J.S., Costello, C., Fogarty, M.J., Fulton, E.A., Hutchings, J.A., Jennings, S., Jensen, O.P., Lotze, H.K., Mace, P.M., McClanahan, T.R., Palumbi, S.R., Parma, A.M., Rikard, D., Rosenberg, A.A., Zeller, D. & Minto, C.
Science 325(5940), pp.578 – 585 (31 Jul 2009)

A sample of the international media coverage of this study:
New York Times: Study finds hope in saving saltwater fish
Reuters: World fisheries collapse can be averted - study
TIME Magazine: Can the world's fisheries survive our appetites?
The Guardian (UK): Fish for dinner: Overfishing easing in some areas
MSNBC: Sustainable seas? Overfishing easing in places
U.S. News & World Report: New hope for fisheries on the horizon?
BBC News (UK): Fresh hope for world's fisheries
USA Today: Survey: Edible fish won't disappear if overfishing stops
CBS News: Tide turning against overfishing
CNN: Fish stocks can recover if well managed, says study
The Economist: Plucked from the depths
National Public Radio (NPR): Scientists say some fish are recovering
The Times (UK): Fish will still be on the menu in 1948, if we are careful
The Hindu (India): Global curbs on overfishing are beginning to work
Discovery: New hope for world's fisheries
Miller-McCune: Can This Fishery Be Saved? Yes!

Descriptions of this research project and the related Distributed Graduate Seminar that produced this paper

More information about the research participants and other publications

Rebuilding Fisheries Website


September 8, 2009

Mary O'Connor: How Will Warmer Oceans Affect Sea Life?
By David Biello
Scientific American online August 25, 2009

Jennifer Balch: Burning Issues
The Economist online August 6th, 2009

 

 

August 4, 2009

Principal Investigator: Duncan Menge

This research project will provide a means to evaluate whether Nitrogen, Potassium, or both, control plant growth. The result will help to determine how much plants might contribute to mitigation of climate warming.

August 4, 2009

Nicholas J. Gotelli

Habitat for birds is disappearing quickly from the Earth's surface. This digital map library of the distributions of birds covers 4,273 species. The annotated maps are available as a free resource for conservationists, researchers and the public.

More information about this research project, participants and publications.

 

July 29, 2009

Michelle Waycott et al.
PNAS
Online July 8, 2009
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July 7, 2009

The Temporal Dynamics of Resource Use by Frugivorous Birds: A Network Approach
Jofre Carnicer, Pedro Jordano, and Carlos J. Melián
Ecology 90(7) 1958-1970 

Changes in a Tropical Forest Support Metabolic Zero-sum Dynamics
S. K. Morgan Ernest, Ethan P. White, James H. Brown
Ecology Letters 12(6) 507-15

 

June 30, 2009

Global Priority Areas for Incorporating Land-Sea Connections in Marine Conservation
Benjamin S. Halpern, Colin M. Ebert, Carrie V. Kappel, Elizabeth M.P. Madin, Fiorenza Micheli, Matthew Perry, Kimberly A. Selkoe, and Shaun Walbridge
Conservation Letters  Online May 11

 
June 30, 2009

Jeannine Cavender-Bares et al.
Ecology Letters 12(7) 693-715
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June 16, 2009

thumbnail photo of a female scientist on stage reading poetry, while the poet himself observesInspired by the research of NCEAS Scientists, local poet laureates developed The Poetry of Science in Santa Barbara, California.

Local news outlet Noozhawk covered the event.

May 13, 2009

Fire in the Earth System
David M.J.S. Bowman, Jennifer K.Balch et al.
Science 24 April 2009: 481-484

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May 4, 2009

Enhanced Version of Metacat Released
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April 28, 2009

Elizabeth T. Borer et al.
Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 90(2) 205-214
April 28, 2009

Investigating Responses of Pacific Salmon to Climate Change
Principal Investigator: Christine Petersen

Petersen is examining previous adaptations by salmon to changing conditions, and intends to interpret their ability to react with a behavioral or evolutionary response to future stresses. She will also identify conservation strategies that best promote resilience.

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