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What keeps ocean kelp forest ecosystems stable?

By National Science Foundation 5/14/2019 An ecosystem is made up of species, populations, communities, and a network of communities across a region. A team led by NSF-funded researchers at the University of California-Santa Barbara (UCSB) has published a paper in the journal Ecology showing how these different levels combine to form an ecosystem. The research was conducted in an underwater giant kelp…

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Dexterous Herring Gulls learn new tricks to adapt their feeding habits

By University of Southampton 5/9/2019 Observations of Herring Gulls by scientists from the University of Southampton have shown how the coastal birds have developed complicated behaviour to ‘skin’ sea creatures to make them safe to eat. Researchers think this feeding habit may be a response to urbanisation and changes in food availability. The gulls (Larus argentatus) of Dún Laoghaire Marina…

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Research: Local adaptation can sustain walleye fisheries in the face of habitat loss

By University of Minnesota 5/6/2019 (Minneapolis/St. Paul)–Recent research by a team of scientists reveals that walleye decline in Mille Lacs is linked to loss of habitat and indicates that by adapting harvest policies to account for changing environmental conditions, walleye fisheries may be sustained. The study focuses on Mille Lacs, Minnesota, where walleye populations have dramatically declined since the 1990s….

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Studying Stability Under the Sea

By UC Santa Barbara 5/2/2019 An ecosystem arises from the effects of many different levels of organization. There are the species, their populations, the communities they live in, and the network of these communities over the entire region. But scientists are still exploring how the dynamics at different levels combine to determine the properties of the ecosystem as a whole….

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The White Truffle has crossed the Alps

By Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research 4/29/2019 In 2012, a truffle dog named Giano made a spectacular discovery: In a city park in Geneva, he unearthed a White Truffle, also known as an Alba Truffle – the first to ever be found north of the Alps. The White Truffle is the most aromatic and valuable truffle;…

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Heatwave devastates wildlife populations in World Heritage Site

By Florida International University 4/27/2019 Large numbers of dugongs, sea snakes and other marine animals disappeared from the UNESCO World Heritage Site Shark Bay, Western Australia, after a heat wave devastated seagrass meadows, according to recently released research. The reasons for the population losses, however, differed among species, according to Rob Nowicki, an FIU alumnus and postdoctoral research fellow at…

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Pollinator Week

Eleven years ago the U.S. Senate’s unanimous approval and designation of a week in June as “National Pollinator Week” marked a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations. Pollinator Week has now grown into an international celebration of the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles. The Pollinator Partnership is proud to…

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Hydric Soils Workshop

Current Topics in Wetland Soils and Application of Hydric Soil Indicators Workshop [column width=”25%” class=”mar”] Dates March 22 – 23, 20188:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. [/column] [column width=”30%” class=”mar”] Location Weeks Bay Tonsmeire Resource Center 11525 US Highway 98 Fairhope, Alabama Between Fairhope and Foley, under the bridge over Fish River [/column] [column width=”35%] PDF Download [/column]

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EcologyPlus: Where Diversity Meets Opportunity We​ ​invite​ ​you​ ​to​ ​join our team of mentors in an exciting new career pathways pilot project using a​ ​collective impact​ ​approach​ ​to​ ​broadening​ ​participation​ ​if underrepresented minorities in​ ​ecology​ and fields where ecology plays a significant role. Led by the Ecological Society of America with 15 partners in the Washington DC – Baltimore region, the…

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May 12, 2016

Members Present Monica Turner, President David Lodge, President-Elect David Inouye, Past-President Evan DeLucia, VP for Finance Frank Davis, VP for Public Affairs Valerie Eviner, VP for Science Nalini Nadkarni, VP for Education and Human Resources Charles Canham, Secretary Kathryn Cottingham, Member at Large Ana-Elisa Perez Quintero, Member at Large Members Absent Leah Gerber, Member at Large Staff Present Katherine McCarter,…

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Senior Research Scientist: Technology and Data Sciences

EcoHealth Alliance is seeking a scientist to lead engineering and research programs related to infectious disease data analysis and public health risk assessment.   Details Coordinate development of disease identification and modeling technologies Develop and manage scientific research related to the mission Ensure projects are performed in a timely, efficient manner commensurate with funding source regulations Minimum of M.S. and…

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2016 Diversity Luncheon

The Diversity Luncheon is an annual event at the ESA annual meeting organized by the VP for Education and Human Resources.  VP for Education and Human Resources 2015-2018 Nalini Nadkarni,  University of Utah The Diversity Luncheon this year, features 1) Jon Waterhouse Indigenous Peoples Scholar with the NSF Science and Technology Center for Coastal Margin Observation and Prediction and the…

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modeling of forest ecosystem response to climate change and management.

The Law Lab of the Terra-PNW research group in the College of Forestry’s Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Research Associate (Post-Doctoral) position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Department Head. The Research Associate (Post-Doc) will develop, test and apply the Community Land Model (CLM), in conjunction with field observations…

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Oregon State University Post-Doctoral Research Associate in regional modeling of forest ecosystem response to climate change and management.

The Law Lab of the Terra-PNW research group in the College of Forestry’s Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Research Associate (Post-Doctoral) position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Department Head. The Research Associate (Post-Doc) will develop, test and apply the Community Land Model (CLM), in conjunction with field observations…

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