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Honduran earthquake of 2009 destroyed half of coral reefs of Belizean Barrier Reef lagoon

Honduran earthquake of 2009 destroyed half of coral reefs of Belizean Barrier Reef lagoon Earthquake underscores need for conservation planning to take into account infrequent natural disasters Earth’s coral reefs have not been faring well in recent decades, facing multiple threats from pollution, disease, elevated water temperatures, and overfishing.  Often referred to as the “rainforests of the Sea,” coral reefs support…

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Scientists explore the role of aeroecology in bat conservation and ecosystem health

Bat conservation and the emerging field of aeroecology to be featured at ESA’s 2011 Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas Golf courses and coffee plantations are some of the unlikely bat habitats that could be considered in conservation plans, say scientists presenting research at the Ecological Society of Americas (ESA) 96th Annual Meeting from August 7-12, 2011. Using Doppler weather radar…

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Ecological Society of America announces 2011 award recipients

Ecological Society of America announces 2011 award recipients The Ecological Society of America (ESA) will present seven awards to distinguished ecologists at its 96th Annual Meeting from August 7-12, 2011 in Austin, Texas. The meeting, which has the theme “Earth Stewardship: Preserving and enhancing the earth’s life-support systems,” draws a critical combination of more than 3,500 scientists, policymakers and concerned…

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Texas Parks Wildlife Commission Member Karen Hixon to Receive ESA’s 2011 Regional Policy Award

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) will present its fourth annual Regional Policy Award to Karen Hixon of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission (TPWC) at the Society’s 96th Annual Meeting on Sunday August 7 in Austin, Texas. The ESA award recognizes a regional or local policymaker who has an outstanding record of informing political decision-making with ecological science. Hixon…

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Scientists at the Ecological Society of America’s 2011 Annual Meeting to discuss global stewardship

Press registration now open for meeting of the world’s largest organization of ecological scientists Registration is now open to members of the media for the Ecological Society of America’s (ESA) 96th Annual Meeting on August 7-12, 2011 in Austin, Texas. The meeting, which has the theme “Earth Stewardship: Preserving and enhancing the earth’s life-support systems,” is expected to  draw more than…

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Cephalopods experience massive acoustic trauma from noise pollution in the oceans

Research shows that low frequency sound, such as noise produced by offshore activities, causes lesions in the sensory organs of squid, octopus and cuttlefish Noise pollution in the oceans has been shown to cause physical and behavioral changes in marine life, especially in dolphins and whales, which rely on sound for daily activities. However, low frequency sound produced by large…

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Recreation meets wildlife in Alaska: The ecological impact of cruise ships and off-roading

Lowering ship speed reduces encounter distances with humpback whales and off-road vehicles alter moose distribution and habitats This month in ecological science, researchers find that cruise ships travelling at faster speeds have closer encounters with humpback whales in Alaskan waterways and ecologists assess the damage to wildlife from off-road vehicles in rural Alaska. These articles are available online or published in…

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ESA Announces 2011 Graduate Student Policy Award Winners

Graduate students from the University of Illinois, West Virginia University and University of Washington will travel to nation’s capital to speak to lawmakers about investment in science WASHINGTON, DC — The Ecological Society of America (ESA), a professional organization of 10,000 ecological scientists, is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2011 Graduate Student Policy Award.   The award affords ESA…

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Earth’s life support systems discussed in an open-access special issue

Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment issue examines the basic elements of life In the search for life on Mars or any planet, there is much more than the presence of carbon and oxygen to consider. Using Earth’s biogeochemical cycles as a reference point, elements like nitrogen, iron and sulfur are just as important for supporting life. As explored in…

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