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February 4, 2008

NPR’s Talk of the Nation Features Sabbatical Fellow David Tilman on Biofuels Podcast

January 17, 2008

Coastal Ecosystem-Based Management with Nonlinear Ecological Functions and Values
Edward B. Barbier et al
Science 319(5861): 321-323 (2008)
Abstract
See also: Managing Coastal Wetlands
Ivan Valiela and Sophia E. Fox
Science
319(5861) (2008)

January 15, 2008

Determining Pan-Tropical Patterns of Liana Distributions From Regional Datasets
S. Schnitzer et al
This dataset contains information on abundance, basal area, and species identity for more than 80,000 lianas from tropical forests located in Mexico, Central and South America, Africa and Asia.

January 15, 2008

Evaluating Publication Bias in Ecology Principal Investigator: Amber E. Budden

Double-blind Review Favours Increased Representation of Female Authors
Trends in Ecology & Evolution 23(1): 4-6 (2008)

January 14, 2008

A recent article published in Trends in Ecology and Evolution (Budden et al., 2008) reveals that current journal review practices may result in bias against female authors.


January 14, 2008

Shifting Plant Phenology in Response to Global Change
Elsa E. Cleland, Isabelle Chuine, Annette Menzel, Harold A. Mooney and Mark D. Schwartz
Trends in Ecology & Evolution 22(7) 357-365 (2007)
Abstract  

January 3, 2008

NCEAS Welcomes Interim Director
William Murdoch
, an internationally known ecologist who served as the first director of NCEAS. 
  

December 4, 2007

Circuit Theory Predicts Gene Flow in Plant and Animal Populations
Brad H. McRae and Paul Beier
PNAS
, Early Edition, December 3, 2007    Abstract   
Scientist Employs Circuit Theory
to Protect Endangered Species

December 3, 2007

Director Jim Reichman Retires From NCEAS    Press Release

Luce Environmental Science to Solutions Program Awards 20 Fellowships at UCSB: NCEAS to Provide Training in Ecoinformatics     Press Release 

November 26, 2007

Integrating Invasive Mammal Eradications and Biodiversity Offsets for Fisheries Bycatch: Conservation Opportunities and Challenges for Seabirds and Sea Turtles

C. Josh Donlan and Chris Wilcox
Biological Invasions
, Online First, October 31, 2007     Abstract

November 19, 2007

NCEAS Sabbatical Fellow Jacob Weiner Wins Danish Programme of Excellence Award
Professor Weiner was honored by the University of Copenhagen for his research developing high density communal crop plants for weed suppression and increased sustainability.

November 1, 2007

NCEAS Scientist Andrew Allen explores the origin and maintenance of biodiversity

October 31, 2007

Synthesizing and Analyzing Complex Ecological Networks with Ecoinformatics

NCEAS Sabbatical Fellow Neo Martinez develops new advances in network science and applies them to the study of food webs...

October 26, 2007

Global Analysis of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Limitation of Primary Producers in Freshwater, Marine and Terrestrial Ecosystems
James J. Elser et al.
Ecology Letters
(OnlineEarly Articles) Abstract
Nature
(News and Views) 449, 1000-1001. Online 24 October 2007

October 8, 2007

salt marsh

Symmetrical Web of Carpinteria Salt Marsh
K. D. Lafferty et al

The authors analyzed the effect of parasites on food-web topology in a salt marsh ecosystem. 
The data set is available via the NCEAS Data Repository.

October 5, 2007

Environmental Science to Solutions Fellowships
Funded by The Henry Luce Foundation
Applications are being accepted from doctoral students at UCSB for an interdisciplinary program focusing on solutions to environmental problems.
Information about the Program   
Application Form

October 5, 2007

Effects of Metabolic Rate on Protein Evolution
James F. Gillooly, Michael W. McCoy and Andrew P. Allen
Biology Letters online, October 2, 2007

September 25, 2007

NCEAS Associates Named MacArthur Fellows

NCEAS Board member Ruth DeFries
Working Group leader Claire Kremen

They are among only 24 MacArthur Fellows named by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation for 2007.

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