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December 9, 2008

The most widely used software package for the development of state-of-the-art fisheries stock assessment methods is now available free of charge. NCEAS is a partner in this project funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. 
December 9, 2008

New Interactive-Mapping Website
Recent research at NCEAS produced the first-ever maps of the cumulative impact of humans on the world's oceans. Results from this work and all of the data layers that produced these maps can now be queried online.



December 2, 2008 Interviews Jim Elser About His Emerging Research Front Paper
Global Analysis of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Limitation of Primary Producers in Freshwater, Marine and Terrestrial Ecosystems
JJ Elser et al.  Abstract

December 1, 2008

Diversity in a Complex Ecological Network with Two Interaction Types
Carlos J. Melián, Jordi Bascompte, Pedro Jordano, Vlastimil Krivan
Oikos Online: Nov 6 2008   Abstract


November 13, 2008

Sustaining Biodiversity in Ancient Tropical Countryside
Jai Ranganathan, R. J. Ranjit Daniels, M. D. Subash Chandran, Paul R. Ehrlich, and Gretchen C. Daily
PNAS November 3, 2008
Abstract   BBC Online   

October 28, 2008

Evolutionary History and the Effect of Biodiversity on Plant Productivity
Mark W. Cadotte, Bradley J. Cardinale, and Todd H. Oakley
PNAS Early Edition, October 29, 2008
Press Release

October 23, 2008

Distributed Graduate Seminar:
Examining the Science and Politics of an Ocean Conservation Strategy

Graduate students from Hawaii to New Hampshire examine the role of marine protected areas as tools for ecosystem-based management.

October 20, 2008

Colloquium Paper: Species Invasions and Extinction: The Future of Native Biodiversity on Islands
Dov F. Sax and Steven D. Gaines
PNAS 105:11490-11497   Abstract
New York Times


October 3, 2008

NCEAS Co-sponsored Environmental Information Management 2008 Conference  
Proceedings PDF
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September 16, 2008

NCEAS Working Group Results Published in Ecology Special Feature
89(9) 2414-2445
When Predators Don’t Eat Their Prey: Nonconsumptive Predator Effects on Prey Dynamics

September 5, 2008

Vulnerability of Permafrost Carbon to Climate Change: Implications for the Global Carbon Cycle
Edward A.G. Schuur et al.
Bioscience 58(8) 701-714   

August 21, 2008

NCEAS Partners with ESA Education and Diversity Programs Office to Present Faculty Development Workshop

August 21, 2008

Colloquium Paper: Phylogenetic Trees and the Future of Mammalian Biodiversity
T. Jonathan Davies et al.
PNAS 105: 11556-11563 

August 21, 2008

Google Tool Identifies Linchpin Species
Stefano Allesina applies search system to determine which prey are key to an ecosystem’s survival.
Nature News Aug. 2008  Emma Marris
August 14, 2008

Bang for Your Buck: Rejection Rates and Impact Factors in Ecological Journals
L. W. Aarssen, T. Tregenza, A. E. Budden, C. J. Lortie, J. Koricheva, R. Leimu
The Open Ecology Journal 1, 14-19