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Slight change in wind turbine speed significantly reduces bat mortality

Study shows a one percent annual energy loss and 44-93 percent reduction in bat fatalities While wind energy has shown strong potential as a large-scale, emission-free energy source, bat and bird collisions at wind turbines result in thousands of fatalities annually. Migratory bats, such as the hoary bat, are especially at risk for collision with wind turbines as they fly…

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Ecology Professor from the Institute for Arctic Biology at the University of Alaska named President of the Ecological Society of America

F. Stuart “Terry” Chapin, III, Professor of Ecology from the Institute for Arctic Biology at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks has been named President of the Ecological Society of America (ESA). Elected by the members of ESA for a one-year term, Chapin presides over the world’s largest professional organization of ecologists—representing some 10,000 scientists in the United States and around…

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Science organizations urge Russia to preserve the Pavlovsk Experiment Station

Scientists emphasize the increasing importance of natural science collections worldwide Currently unfolding in Russia is the potential loss of more than 5,000 distinct varieties of fruit trees and plants, most of which are extinct or endangered around the world. These plants are held at the Pavlovsk Experiment Station near Saint Petersburg and the site is slated to be auctioned off…

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Are wolves saving Yellowstone’s aspen trees from elk?

Previous research has claimed that the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone National Park in 1995 is helping restore quaking aspen in risky areas where wolves prowl. But apparently elk hungry for winter food had a different idea. They did not know they were supposed to be responding to a “landscape of fear.” According to a study set to be published…

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Scientists find the new evidence of genetically modified plants in the wild

Research on invasive species, pollution and environmental disasters at ESA’s Annual Meeting Research is continually emerging on the impacts of invasive species, pollution and environmental disasters on ecosystems and communities. Ecological scientists will discuss widespread environmental changes—from the recent discovery of genetically modified plants in the wild to the implications of mercury found in bottlenose dolphin skin, and even exploring…

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Scientists unravel human-ecosystem interactions

Infectious disease, nanotechnology and urban ecology to be explored at ESA’s Annual Meeting Whether it is a single rock being overturned or an entire mountaintop being removed, humans play a continuous role in environmental processes, and vice versa. Ecological scientists will discuss findings on human-ecosystem interactions—from the effects of nanomaterials on plant growth to the diversity of insect species on…

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Ecological scientists assess the fundamentals of animal behavior

Mate selection, foraging and defense mechanisms explored at ESA’s Annual Meeting In this time of global change, understanding the basics of animal behavior and environmental interactions is just as important as predicting and planning for widespread impacts. Ecological scientists will assess the fundamentals of animal behavior—such as plant toxin detection in bushbaby foraging—and current adaptations to global change—like defense mechanisms…

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Addressing environmental challenges and controversies through science communication

Successful environmental strategies are tied to engaging society in science What can we do for the environment? What can individual scientists, agencies and institutions do to improve the quality of environmental decision-making? These are among the questions explored by scientists and communications experts in a Special Issue of the Ecological Society of America’s (ESA) peer-reviewed journal Frontiers in Ecology and the…

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Braddock Mayor John Fetterman to receive the ESA’s Regional Policy Award

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) will present its third annual Regional Policy Award to Mayor John Fetterman of Braddock, Pennsylvania at its 95th Annual Meeting on August 1, 2010 in Pittsburgh. The award recognizes a regional or local policymaker who has an outstanding record of informing his political decision-making with ecological science. “Wow, what an incredible honor,” said Fetterman….

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ESA launches new Journal

Ecosphere to provide online-only, open-access, rapid publication and cover wide range of topics On August 3, during its 95th Annual Meeting, the Ecological Society of America will officially launch its newest journal, Ecosphere.  Welcoming submissions from all sub-disciplines of ecological science,Ecosphere will provide a rapid-publication, online-only, open-access alternative to the Society’s existing journals, while maintaining the rigorous peer-review standards for which printed ESA…

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