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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  
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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

August 12, 2008

Salamander Evolution Across a Latitudinal Cline in Gape-limited Predation Risk
Mark C. Urban
Oikos 117(7)1037-104

August 7, 2008

Evaluating Anthropogenic Threats to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
Kimberly A. Selkoe, Benjamin S. Halpern and Robert J. Toonen

July 31, 2008

Phanerozoic Trends in the Global Diversity of Marine Invertebrates
John Alroy, et al.
321 (5885) 97-100   Abstract
News of the Week

July 22, 2008

Exploring the Effects of Evolutionary History on Global Patterns of Diversity
Principal Investigator: Patrick R. Stephens

This research uses results of advances in molecular biology and computational techniques to explore the origins of large-scale patterns of species richness.

July 15, 2008

Current Trends in Plant and Animal Population Monitoring
David M. Marsh and Peter C. Trenham
Conservation Biology 22 (3) 647-655   Abstract

July 7, 2008

A Significant Upward Shift in Plant Species Optimum Elevation During the 20th Century
J. Lenoir, J.C. Gegout,
P.A. Marquet, et al.
Science 32 (5884) 1768-1771