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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


June 3, 2008

Parasites in Food Webs: The Ultimate Missing Links
Kevin D. Lafferty, Stefano Allesina et al.
Ecology Letters
11(6) 533-546
May 21, 2008

A General Model for Food Web Structure
Stefano Allesina, David Alonso, and Mercedes Pascual
Science 320(5876) Abstract

May 8, 2008

Sixty Years of Environmental Change in the World’s Largest Freshwater Lake--Lake Baikal, Siberia
Stephanie E. Hampton, Lyubov R. Izmest'eva, Marianne V. Moore, Stephen L. Katz, et al.  
Global Change Biology
14(8) 1947-1958

May 2, 2008

Lake Baikal Plankton
Lyubov Izmest'eva, Stephanie Hampton, Marianne Moore

Sixty year data set collected at 7-10 day intervals.  Analyzed and described in Hampton et al. 2008

May 1, 2008

NCEAS Founding & Interim Director Bill Murdoch Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Press release

April 29, 2008

Advancing Ecological Research with Ontologies
Joshua S. Madin, Shawn Bowers, Mark P. Schildhauer and Matthew B. Jones
Trends in Ecology & Evolution
23(3) 159-168

April 28, 2008

Landscape Effects on Crop Pollination Services: Are There General Patterns?
Taylor H. Ricketts, James Regetz, Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter, et al.
Ecology Letters 11(5) 499–515 

April 7, 2008

In Memoriam
Robert Denno, Entomologist, NCEAS Science Advisory Board

March 17, 2008

North Atlantic Register for Marine Species (NARMS)
E. Berghe, C.Cunningham, and M.Costello

NARMS describes species biodiversity of the northern North Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean, and the Black Sea.

March 17, 2008

Roles of Plant Traits and Nutrient Availability in Predicting Species Invasion
Principal Investigator: Elsa Cleland

Invasive species are a threat to biodiversity and ecosystem services worldwide. This research investigates whether nitrogen addition would allow invasion regardless of functional traits, due to decreased competition for this limiting resource.