A U.S. News & World Report article highlights the effectiveness and topical diversity of NCEAS' Network of Ecological Researchers.
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Science Magazine article considers mitigation of local causes of ocean acidification using existing laws.
Some species are moving farther and faster in response to climate change. The challenge is in predicting these range shifts to inform assessment and conservation efforts.
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Contrary to the pattern in terrestrial species, this study found that smaller fish are as prone to overfishing as larger species.
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Compared to previous analyses of catch trend data, the researchers' use of biomass data from stock assessments found that lower percentages of fisheries are collapsed or over exploited.
Ecologists engaged in synthesis work at NCEAS became inspired to develop consistent grassland experiments to facilitate data comparison. The Nutrient Network that grew out of this inspiration found that most introduced plants do not run rampant in their new ranges. They also discovered which species tended to increase in abundance, which should bolster efforts to contain the spread of destructive exotic plants by providing solid data about the likelihood of such events.
C. Parmesan, C. Duarte, E. Poloczanska, A.J. Richarson, M.C. Singer
Nature Climate Change (20 Mar 2011)
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The Times of India: Deal locally with climate change impact (Mar 21, 2011)
Thaindian News (Thailand): Deal locally with climate change impact (Mar 21, 2011)
ECOS Magazine (Australia): Climate adaptation: think globally, act locally (May 4, 2011)
San Antonio Express News: Deal locally with climate change impact (Mar 21, 2011)
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Study in Science finds similar aging and mortality patterns across primates, including humans.
Scientists have discovered that Siberia's Lake Baikal, the world's oldest, deepest, and largest freshwater lake, provides insight into the ways that climate change affects water temperature, which in turn affects life in the lake.
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An article by NCEAS scientists in Science outlines the technological and sociological challenges of enabling open data in ecology, as well as the opportunities to overcome these challenges with initiatives such as DataONE.
Experts with backgrounds in the science, policy, and practice of Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning (CMSP) were convened to identify top priorities for advancing CMSP over the next one to five years. Particular attention was given to the need and opportunity to inform the U.S. National Ocean Council process to develop a strategic action plan in 2011 for implementing CMSP in the United States.
NCEAS launches an invasive plant research project through the Center’s Synthetic Undergraduate Networks for Analyzing Ecological Data (Project SUN).
Applying the principles of NCEAS’ success as a pioneer of ecological synthesis, Project SUN offers undergraduates the opportunity to participate in collaborative research in partnership with students from other universities.
Researchers evaluate the accumulation rates of non-native forest pests and pathogens in the United States, as well as the damage they cause to trees.
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Jellyfish scientists from around the world took part in an NCEAS-sponsored outreach event to inform and educate the general public about jellies and jellyfish blooms, the good and the bad aspects of jellies, and their importance to both coastal communities such as Santa Barbara and to ocean ecosystems around the world. Called Jellyfish ROCK: Reaching Out to the Community & Kids, the event generated a lot of enthusiasm from community members eager to learn about the diversity and beauty of jellies! More than 170 attendees converged at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History for the interactive evening of videos, presentations from international jellyfish experts, live jellyfish, and exhibition of children’s artwork from around the world. The event was a BIG success for all involved, and NCEAS is certainly proud to have sponsored both Jellyfish ROCK and the NCEAS jellyfish working group that inspired it!
Knowledge Network for Biodiversity (KNB) announces the release of Morpho 1.9.0, an application for managing and sharing ecological and environmental data through the creation of structured metadata. Morpho enables data sharing among scientists through Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity servers.
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New article in Nature questions the widely-adopted “fishing down food webs” paradigm as indicator of the health of fisheries
Escape from the Ivory Tower: A Guide to Making Your Science Matter
American Scientist book review
Miller-McCune 2 Sept 2010 article
Nature 468, Nov 2010 feature interview
Yale Forum for Climate Change & the Media 2 Dec 2010 book review
Researchers from the NCEAS Jellyfish Working Group are featured in an article on Live Science: "Jellyfish Swarms: Menacing or Misunderstood?"
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