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National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) to Have Large Virtual Presence at Ecological Society of America’s 2020 Annual Meeting

by Battelle/NEON 7/30/2020 Read this release at Battelle: BOULDER, Colorado (July 30, 2020)—At the 2020 ESA Virtual Meeting, NEON scientists will be joining and hosting virtual sessions to present their latest ecological developments and provide insights on new avenues of research that empower scientists to more capably address complex questions and pressing issues in ecology. The 2020 ESA Meeting, “Harnessing the Ecological Data Revolution,” is focused on the massive…

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LTER at ESA 2020

by the LTER Network 7/30/2020 Read this release at LTER: The year 2020 is the 40th anniversary of the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network and we were looking forward to grand celebration at the Ecological Society of America’s 2020 Meeting. While we cannot share our enthusiasm in person this year, meeting participants will find a cornucopia of pre-recorded…

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by USA National Phenology Network 7/20/2020 Read this release at USA NPN:  USA National Phenology Network staff and partners will be attending the Ecological Society of America’s virtual meeting from August 3-6, 2020. Find us at the following sessions: SYMP 4: Indigenous Phenology: New Mindsets for Working Among Worldviews (17264) Alyssa H. Rosemartin1,2, Valerie Small3,4, Katie Jones5,6, (1)National Coordinating Office, USA National Phenology…

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CASC Presentations at the 2020 Ecological Society of America (ESA) Meeting

by USGS  7/20/2020 Read this release at USGS: 2020 Ecological Society of America meeting (August 3- August 6, 2020) Session Information Salt Lake City, UT Participating in the2020 Ecological Society of America (ESA) virtual meeting (August 3- August 6, 2020)? Check out these presentations from leadership, staff, and affiliates of the Climate Adaptation Science Centers! The theme for this year’s meeting…

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Support Aggie Researchers Virtually at the 2020 ESA Annual Meeting

by Utah State University 7/20/2020 The Ecological Society of America (ESA) will be holding its first ever completely virtual annual meeting on Aug. 3-6, 2020. Utah State University has impressive representation, with 60 scheduled talks and posters from over 50 student, post-doctoral and faculty researchers. This year’s meeting format makes participation easy. All talks and posters will be available online beginning Monday,…

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Hardwood-Cypress Swamps, Unlikely Fire Hazards

By U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station 7/7/2020 In parts of the southeastern U.S., one unlikely forest type has great potential for extreme fire behavior: hardwood-cypress swamps. These shallow wetlands can work with their more frequently burned neighbors, pine flatwoods, to wreak havoc by easily igniting and sustaining tremendous wildfires, thus depleting carbon storage in these forests. Hardwood-cypress swamps and…

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Predation by Caspian terns on young steelhead means fewer return as adults

By Oregon State University 7/13/2020 CORVALLIS, Ore. – Caspian terns feeding on young fish have a significant impact on runs of steelhead in the Columbia River, according to a new paper from scientists at Oregon State University. Through detailed analysis of steelhead survival and Caspian tern predation rates, the researchers found that the birds are not only preying on fish…

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UGA Ecologists to present research at virtual 2020 ESA Annual Meeting Aug. 3-6

by the University of Georgia 7/13/2020 Athens, Ga. – The ringtail, a relative of the raccoon, is a nocturnal creature that lives in arid regions of western North America. Despite their solitary nature, they have long been known to inhabit national park buildings in southern Utah, where they scavenge food from trash cans. This makes them an excellent subject for…

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UM Bio Station Researchers Unlock Mystery of Subterranean Stoneflies

by the University of Montana 7/1/2020 FLATHEAD LAKE – In a new study published in the scientific journal Ecology, researchers from the University of Montana’s Flathead Lake Biological Station may have unlocked a mystery surrounding unique aquatic insects in the Flathead watershed. “There’s a surprising adaptation of stoneflies in alluvial aquifers that allows them to use low-oxygen or oxygen-free environments,” said…

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