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Cattle graze open public rangeland in Malheur County, Oregon, east of Steens Mountain. Credit, Greg Shine/BLM.

“Socio-ecological network” finds space for cattle, fish, and people in the big mountain west

A special issue of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment looks for new solutions to old problems by pooling the knowledge of scientists, ranchers, feds, community groups, and tribes Thursday, 8 February 2018 For Immediate Release Ecological Socitey of America Contact: Liza Lester, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, gro.asenull@retseLL University of Idaho Contact: Phillip Bogdan, 208-885-4155, ude.ohadiunull@nadgobp Tension between the needs of…

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Catherine O’Riordan named executive director of the Ecological Society of America

Thursday, 8 February 2018 For Immediate Release Contact: Alison Mize, 202-833-8773 ext. 205, gro.asenull@nosila   Washington D.C.—The ESA Governing Board announced today that Dr. Catherine O’Riordan, interim co-CEO and chief operating officer of the American Institute of Physics (AIP), will join the Society’s staff as its new executive director on April 16. O’Riordan, an ocean scientist and highly accomplished association…

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Tiny red animals dart in the dark under the ice of a frozen Quebec lake

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 For Immediate Release Contact: Liza Lester, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, gro.asenull@retseLL     In a frozen lake in Quebec, tiny red creatures zip about under the ice. Guillaume Grosbois and Milla Rautio, researchers at Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Saguenay, Québec, Canada report the discovery of active life in a winter lake today in the Ecological Society…

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Author Suzanne Alonzo observes spawning sixbar wrasse (Thalassoma hardwicke) off Moorea Island in French Polynesia (17°30′ S, 149°50′ W), 17 kilometers (11 miles) northwest of Tahiti. Credit, Jeffrey Shima.

Born under an inauspicious moon, baby fish delay settlement on coral reefs

Dark nights offer best chance of survival for sixbar wrasse leaving the open ocean for the reef, but risky moonlit swims may grant a fitness edge to survivors Monday, 18 December 2017 For Immediate Release Contact: Liza Lester, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, gro.asenull@retseLL Parents’ choices about when to breed have lifelong consequences for offspring. For the sixbar wrasse, the flexibility of…

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Life of an albatross: tackling individuality in studies of populations

A study published in Ecological Monographs follows 9,685 wandering albatrosses throughout their long lives, seeking the intrinsic differences that make some individuals outstanding performers Thursday, 7 December 2017 For Immediate Release Contact: Liza Lester, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, gro.asenull@retseLL When ecologists study populations of animals, they commonly round off the individuality of individuals, treating animals of the same species, sex, and…

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A wild turkey peers through rain in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 6 Nov 2017. Credit: Lisa Hupp/USFWS

Return of the native wild turkey—setting sustainable harvest targets when information is limited

The recovery of the wild turkey is a great restoration success story. But concerns have been rising over the specter of declines in some areas. Lack of reliable tools to estimate abundance of turkeys has increased uncertainty for managers. So wildlife researchers at Michigan State University investigated how to harvest wild turkeys sustainably when information is imperfect in a study published this fall in the Ecological Society of America’s journal Ecological Applications.

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