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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.

September 14, 2007

Ecolunch Seminar Series 2007 Resumes for Fall Quarter

September 4, 2007

mark [dot] urban [at] uconn [dot] edu (Mark C. Urban)
PNAS 104(36) 14377-14382 (2007)
Abstract

National Geographic

September 4, 2007

KITP Partners with NCEAS to Increase Participation of Ecologists in 2008 Physics of Climate Change Program  
The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at UCSB invites ecologists to participate in a variety of research activities during spring 2008. Deadline: 7 September 2007.

August 13, 2007

Caribbean Food Web
Bascompte J., Melian C., and Sala E.
The authors compiled and analyzed a large, quantitative food web that includes 249 species.  The data set is available via the NCEAS Data Repository.

August 8, 2007

Species Richness, Hotspots, and the Scale Dependence of Range Maps in Ecology and Conservation
Allen H. Hurlbert and Walter Jetz
Abstract

August 7, 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...

 

July 23, 2007


Compensatory Mitigation as a Solution to Fisheries Bycatch - Biodiversity Conservation Conflicts

Chris Wilcox and C. Josh Donlan
Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 5, 6 (2007)
Abstract

July 6, 2007

A Meta-Analysis of Effects of Bt Cotton and Maize on Nontarget Invertebrates
Michelle Marvier, Chanel McCreedy, regetz [at] nceas [dot] ucsb [dot] edu (Jim Regetz), and Peter Kareiva

Science  316, 5830 (2007)

May 30, 2007

Nontarget Effects of Bt Crops Database
In conjunction with a paper published this month in Science, this database and its accompanying metadata are now available to the public through a searchable web interface.

May 22, 2007

The Faculty Institutes for Reforming Science Teaching (FIRST)
This project, funded by the National Science Foundation, is developing new metadata standards for assessment in ecological education.  This will facilitate data exchange and comparison of different assessment techniques. The team is led by researchers at Michigan State University.

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