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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
June 25, 2008

Avian Community Structure and Incidence of Human West Nile Virus
John Swaddle 

Metrics of avian community structure and human incidence of West Nile Virus, select counties, eastern U.S.  See Swaddle and Calos, 2008

June 25, 2008

A Cross-system Synthesis of Consumer and Nutrient Resource Control on Producer Biomass
Daniel S. Gruner, et al.
Ecology Letters 11(7) 740-755  Abstract 


June 5, 2008

The Evolutionary Ecology of Metacommunities
Mark C. Urban, et al.
Trends in Ecology & Evolution 23(6) 311-317

June 4, 2008

Sediment Organic Carbon Burial in Agriculturally Eutrophic Impoundments Over the Last Century
J. A. Downing et al.
Global Biogeochemical Cycles
, 22, GB1018
Working Group