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August 13, 2007

Caribbean Food Web
Bascompte J., Melian C., and Sala E.
The authors compiled and analyzed a large, quantitative food web that includes 249 species.  The data set is available via the NCEAS Data Repository.

August 8, 2007

Species Richness, Hotspots, and the Scale Dependence of Range Maps in Ecology and Conservation
Allen H. Hurlbert and Walter Jetz

August 7, 2007

Synthesizing and Analyzing Complex Ecological Networks with Ecoinformatics

NCEAS Sabbatical Fellow Neo Martinez develops new advances in network science and applies them to the study of food webs...


July 23, 2007

Compensatory Mitigation as a Solution to Fisheries Bycatch - Biodiversity Conservation Conflicts

Chris Wilcox and C. Josh Donlan
Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 5, 6 (2007)

July 6, 2007

A Meta-Analysis of Effects of Bt Cotton and Maize on Nontarget Invertebrates
Michelle Marvier, Chanel McCreedy, regetz [at] (Jim Regetz), and Peter Kareiva

Science  316, 5830 (2007)

May 30, 2007

Nontarget Effects of Bt Crops Database
In conjunction with a paper published this month in Science, this database and its accompanying metadata are now available to the public through a searchable web interface.

May 22, 2007

The Faculty Institutes for Reforming Science Teaching (FIRST)
This project, funded by the National Science Foundation, is developing new metadata standards for assessment in ecological education.  This will facilitate data exchange and comparison of different assessment techniques. The team is led by researchers at Michigan State University.
May 22, 2007

Principal investigator: Brad McRae

Where Mountain Lions Roam: Star-P Helps Decipher Threatened Wildlife Migration

April 11, 2007

James F. Gillooly, Andrew Allen, Eric L. Charnov
PLoS Biology4, 8: e248 (2006)
Full Text (Open Access)

PLoS synopsis:
"Math and Fossils Resolve a Debate on Dinosaur Metabolism"

April 11, 2007

Boris Worm, Edward B. Barbier, Nicola Beaumont, J. Emmett Duffy, Carl Folke, halpern [at] (Benjamin S. Halpern), Jeremy B. C. Jackson, Heike K. Lotze, Fiorenza Micheli, Stephen R. Palumbi, Enric Sala, selkoe [at] (Kimberley A. Selkoe), John J. Stachowicz, Reg Watson
Science, 314, 5800 (2006)

April 11, 2007

Benjamin S. Halpern, Karl Cottenie, Bernardo R. Broitman
Science 312, 5777 (2006)
Press Release 


April 11, 2007

Jennifer E. Smith, Morrigan Shaw, Rob A. Edwards, David Obura, Olga Pantos, Enric Sala, Stuart A. Sandin, Steven Smriga, Mark Hatay, Forest L. Rohwer

Ecology Letters 9, 7 (2006)

Reported in ScienceNOW Daily News

April 11, 2007

Policy Forum
lcrowder [at] (L. B. Crowder), G. Osherenko, O. R. Young, S. Airamé, E. A. Norse, N. Baron, J. C. Day, F. Douvere, C. N. Ehler, B. S. Halpern, S. J. Langdon, K. L. McLeod, J. C. Ogden, R. E. Peach, A. A. Rosenberg, J. A. Wilson

April 11, 2007

Ellen Damschen, Nick Haddad, John Orrock, Joshua Tewksbury and Douglas Levey

Science 313, 5791 (2006)

Patches of pine forest connected by corridors retain more native plant species than isolated patches, reinforcing the utility of connective corridors in conservation efforts.

April 11, 2007

cleland [at] (geraniumElsa Cleland), Nona Chiariello, Scott Loarie, Harold Mooney and Christopher Field
PNAS 103, 37 (2006) 

April 11, 2007

Alexandra-Maria Klein, Bernard E.Vaissiere, James H. Cane, Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter, Saul Cunningham, Claire Kremen, Teja Tscharntke

Proceedings of The Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 274, 1608 (2007) Abstract 
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Press Release

April 11, 2007

Brian Helmuth, broitman [at] (Bernardo R. Broitman), Carol A. Blanchette, Sarah Gilman, Patricia Halpin, Christopher D. G. Harley, Michael J. O'Donnell, Gretchen E. Hofmann, Bruce Menge, and Denise Strickland

April 11, 2007

Joshua S. Madin and Sean R. Connolly
Nature 444, 7118 (2006)