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In California, vernal pools offer important developmental habitat for aquatic life stages of numerous species, including the imperiled California tiger salamander and their hybrids with the introduced barred tiger salamander (Ambystoma spp). In the October issue of Frontiers, Kissel et al. explain how scientists can combine satellite-based remote-sensing data with statistical modeling techniques to more accurately estimate the duration and fluctuation of hydroperiods associated with these dynamic wetlands.
In the Arctic tundra, many aquatic habitats form when permafrost degrades, creating water-ﬁlled depressions called thermokarst which expand to form thaw ponds; these thaw ponds are teeming with mosquito larvae. In the October issue of Ecology, DeSiervo et al. show aquatic microbial bioﬁlms are a key driver of mosquito population dynamics.
Key Largo woodrats have long benefitted from supplemental nests, but the artificial materials of these nests make their ecosystem functionality questionable. In the September issue of Ecosphere, Thoemmes and Cove report on an examination of the bacterial communities of these supplemental nests and the finding that the supplemental nests hosted bacterial assemblages similar to those of natural nests and are characterized by a high abundance of antimicrobial-producing bacteria.
The common mistfrog from the Australian Wet Tropics bioregion is one of three species of rainforest frogs that have recolonized uplands following outbreaks of the devastating fungal disease, chytridiomycosis. Bell et al. found that despite high infection risk in the uplands, lowland environmental refuges and connectivity across the disease risk gradient have enabled natural recovery. Their results are presented in the October issue of Ecological Applications.
Male-only parental care evolved multiple times among Neotropical glassfrogs. Delia et al. found that male care evolved in association with maternal changes to egg clutches that impact embryos’ need for care. Their findings are presented in the August issue of Ecological Monographs.
- Arizona State University: Director, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning October 29, 2020
- The Huntington Library, Art Museums, and Botanical: Director of the Botanical Gardens October 26, 2020
- Boston University: Faculty Director of the Boston University Initiative on Cities October 22, 2020
- Pepperdine University: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Biology: Eco-Physiology, Marine Biology October 19, 2020
- University of Tennessee at Chattanooga: Department Head, Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science October 13, 2020