The Kepler Project announced the availability of Kepler 2.0, a major update to the Kepler scientific workflow system. Representing the combined efforts of numerous individuals and projects, Kepler is a user-friendly, open-source application for analyzing, modeling, and sharing scientific data and analytical processes.
Study uses modelling to identify the main factors in the decline of four fish species in the San Francisco Estuary in California, USA: delta smelt, longfin smelt, striped bass and threadfin shad.
R. Mac Nally, J.R. Thomson, W.J. Kimmerer, F. Feyrer, K.B. Newman, A. Sih, W.A. Bennett, L. Brown, E. Fleishman, S.D. Culberson, G. Castillo
Ecological Applications 20(5), pp.1417-1430 (2010)
Asymmetric Density Dependence Shapes Species Abundances in a Tropical Tree Community
Liza S. Comita et al.
Science 329, pp. 330-332 (16 July 2010 - online 24 June 2010)
Suresh A. Sethi, Trevor A. Branch, Reg Watson
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences online 21 June 2010
A sample of the media coverage of this study:
Seattle Post Globe: Industry fishing for profits, not predators, UW reports (Jun 24, 2010)
Pacific Fishing: Study: Fishermen fish for top profits (August 2010)
Science Daily: Industry fishing for profits, not predators (Jun 24, 2010)
PhysOrg: Industry fishing for profits, not predators (Jun 24, 2010)
Article in National Fisherman (Sept 2010)
Article in Over Seas (Vol. 12 No. 3, July, 2010)
Mass Animal Extinctions, Not Climate Change, Caused Major Shifts in Plant Communities
Read the full article from NSF
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.
Nature 465 pp. 292–293 (20 May 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).
Identifying Conservation Areas on the Basis of Alternative Distribution Data Sets
Jared G. Underwood, Caterina D'Agrosa, Leah R. Gerber
Conservation Biology 24(1) 162-170
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
Global Change Impacts on Landscape Fires
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.
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.
Haridas Chirakkal and Leah R. Gerber
Ecological Applications 20(3) 783-788
Stefano Allesina and Mercedes Pascual
Ecology Letters 12(7): 652-662
Eric A. Davidson and Robert W. Howarth
Nature (News and Views) 449, 1000-1001. Online 24 October 2007
Media outlets around the world covered research based from this data set:
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
BMC Evolutionary Biology 8:232
James Justus et al.
Trends in Ecology & Evolution 24(4): 187-191