Giant Tortoises Migrate Unpredictably in the Face of Climate Change
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ESA & USSEE 2019 Joint Meeting
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Unlike many migratory species, Galapagos giant tortoises do not use current environmental conditions to time their seasonal migration.
Environmental scientists, educators, and policy makers are gathering in the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Kentucky this August 11th through 16th, 2019, for the 104th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America (ESA), co-hosted with the United States Society for Ecological Economics (USSEE).
Journals & Publications
During commercial harvesting of brine shrimp eggs in Great Salt Lake, Utah, USA floating eggs aggregate with currents and harvesters concentrate eggs and vacuum them up. In the April 2019 issue of Ecological Applications, Belovsky and Perschon present at 20-year management study that developed a model ensuring abundant shrimp for both avian consumption and egg harvesting.
Warming and drying trends are projected to continue over coming decades and may initiate abrupt change in forests following disturbances. Climate change experiments, such as those reported by Hansen and Turner in the February issue of Ecological Monographs, hold great potential for identifying mechanisms that could underpin fundamental ecological change in 21st‐century ecosystems.
Coastal urbanization is seen as playing a role in range shifts of species, which can result in novel species interactions. In the March issue of Ecosphere, Holman et al. report on an observation of such an interaction between the European Herring Gull and the sea squirt in a recreational marina in Ireland.
Natural history archives at universities and museums often house large collections of fossilized and preserved specimens, many of which contain evidence of parasites. In the April issue of Frontiers, Harmon et al. demonstrate that such specimens – including fecal samples, animal skins, and liquid-preserved hosts – can yield valuable information on how parasites have contributed to wildlife disease over the centuries.
A transmissible cancer has devastated Tasmanian devil populations for more than a decade. However, new research published in the March 2019 issue of Ecology by Wells et al. suggest that disease fade-out or coexistence is more likely then disease-induced extinction, even without management interventions to save the iconic species.