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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.

February 26, 2008

The Ecology and Conservation of Asian Hornbills: Farmers of the Forest
Margaret F. Kinnaird & Timothy G. O'Brien. University of Chicago, c2007


February 26, 2008

Atlantic Reef Fish Biogeography and Evolution  
S. R. Floeter et al.
Biogeography 35: 22-47 (2008)

Data Repository

February 14, 2008

Jeremy Jackson, former Science Advisory Board Member, to receive Roger Tory Peterson Medal from Harvard Museum of Natural History



February 4, 2008

NPR’s Talk of the Nation Features Sabbatical Fellow David Tilman on Biofuels Podcast

January 17, 2008

Coastal Ecosystem-Based Management with Nonlinear Ecological Functions and Values
Edward B. Barbier et al
Science 319(5861): 321-323 (2008)
See also: Managing Coastal Wetlands
Ivan Valiela and Sophia E. Fox
319(5861) (2008)

January 15, 2008

Determining Pan-Tropical Patterns of Liana Distributions From Regional Datasets
S. Schnitzer et al
This dataset contains information on abundance, basal area, and species identity for more than 80,000 lianas from tropical forests located in Mexico, Central and South America, Africa and Asia.

January 15, 2008

Evaluating Publication Bias in Ecology Principal Investigator: Amber E. Budden

Double-blind Review Favours Increased Representation of Female Authors
Trends in Ecology & Evolution 23(1): 4-6 (2008)

January 14, 2008

A recent article published in Trends in Ecology and Evolution (Budden et al., 2008) reveals that current journal review practices may result in bias against female authors.

January 14, 2008

Shifting Plant Phenology in Response to Global Change
Elsa E. Cleland, Isabelle Chuine, Annette Menzel, Harold A. Mooney and Mark D. Schwartz
Trends in Ecology & Evolution 22(7) 357-365 (2007)

January 3, 2008

NCEAS Welcomes Interim Director
William Murdoch
, an internationally known ecologist who served as the first director of NCEAS. 

December 4, 2007

Circuit Theory Predicts Gene Flow in Plant and Animal Populations
Brad H. McRae and Paul Beier
, Early Edition, December 3, 2007    Abstract   
Scientist Employs Circuit Theory
to Protect Endangered Species

December 3, 2007

Director Jim Reichman Retires From NCEAS    Press Release

Luce Environmental Science to Solutions Program Awards 20 Fellowships at UCSB: NCEAS to Provide Training in Ecoinformatics     Press Release 

November 26, 2007

Integrating Invasive Mammal Eradications and Biodiversity Offsets for Fisheries Bycatch: Conservation Opportunities and Challenges for Seabirds and Sea Turtles

C. Josh Donlan and Chris Wilcox
Biological Invasions
, Online First, October 31, 2007     Abstract


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