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Coldwater streams may provide refuge against changing climate

103rd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America:  Extreme events, ecosystem resilience and human well-being 5–10 August 2018 July 24, 2018 For Immediate Release   Contact: Zoe Gentes, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, gro.asenull@setnegz New Orleans on-site press room: 504-670-6402   Coldwater stream habitats are vulnerable to effects of climate change, particularly to changes in precipitation and air temperatures that alter…

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2018 ESA Regional Policy Award Recognizes Representative Walter J. Leger III for His Coastal Restoration Work

103rd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America:  Extreme events, ecosystem resilience and human well-being 5–10 August 2018 Tuesday, July 17, 2018 For Immediate Release Contact: Alison Mize, 202-833-8773 ext. 205 or mobile, 703-625-3628  gro.asenull@nosila  Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, the Ecological Society of America (ESA) will present its 11th annual Regional Policy Award to Representative Walter J. Leger III,…

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Mangroves to mudflats and not back again

103rd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America:  Extreme events, ecosystem resilience and human well-being 5–10 August 2018 July 13, 2018 For Immediate Release Contact: Zoe Gentes, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, gro.asenull@setnegz Over one-third of Earth’s population lives with 100 km of a coastline and depend on the services that coastal ecosystems provide. With the intensity and impact of hurricanes…

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Rising seas put salinity stress on Hawaiian coastal plants

103rd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America:  Extreme events, ecosystem resilience and human well-being 5–10 August 2018 July 5, 2018 For Immediate Release Contact: Zoe Gentes, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, gro.asenull@setnegz With the increased likelihood of extreme weather events and sea-level rise associated with climate change, flooding poses a major risk to coastal regions. Seawater flooding is not only…

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Using tree-fall patterns to calculate tornado wind speed

103rd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America:  Extreme events, ecosystem resilience and human well-being 5–10 August 2018   June 22, 2018 For Immediate Release Contact: Zoe Gentes, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, gro.asenull@setnegz Tornadoes, hurricanes, and other extreme windstorm events cause millions of dollars in structural damage and related losses each year. They can also significantly damage ecosystems systems, driving…

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ESA announces the recipients of the 2017 Student Awards

Awards recognize students for exceptional research and outstanding presentations at the 2017 Annual Meeting June 19, 2018 For Immediate Release Contact: Zoe Gentes, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, gro.asenull@setnegz The Ecological Society of America recognizes Michael T. Kohl, Benjamin J. Wilson, and Emily E. Ernst for awards for outstanding student research. The Murray F. Buell and E. Lucy Braun awards are given…

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103rd Annual Meeting: Preview and Highlights

Extreme Events, Ecosystem Resilience and Human Well-being June 12, 2018 For Immediate Release Contact: Zoe Gentes, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, gro.asenull@setnegz Extreme events – such as heat waves, droughts, floods, fires and storms – are made worse by human activities. For example, past civilizations, such as the Maya and Mesopotamians, apparently exacerbated the droughts that caused their demise through deforestation and…

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ESA tipsheet for June 2018

Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday May 30 Contact: Zoe Gentes, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, gro.asenull@setnegz New eDNA method to track down sneaky stink bug pioneers before they destroy crops Quantifying the cultural importance of the Great Barrier Reef How to use eco-engineering to make underwater structures more fish-friendly Effects of Canadian oil sands drilling on moose,…

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