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Symposium to discuss geoengineering to fight climate change at the ESA Annual Meeting

Ecologists call techniques a risky strategy at large scales Geoengineering techniques aim to slow global warming by changing the composition of the Earth’s land, seas or atmosphere. But new research shows that the use of geoengineering to do environmental good may cause other environmental harm. In a symposium at the Ecological Society of America’s Annual Meeting, ecologists discuss the viability…

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Animal and Plant Communication at the ESA Annual Meeting

Chemicals camouflage bugs; pitcher plant colors don’t help attract prey; specialist caterpillars survive better than Animals and plants communicate with one another in a variety of ways: behavior, body patterns, and even chemistry. In a series of talks at the Ecological Society of America’s annual meeting, to be held August 3-7 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, ecologists explore the myriad adaptations…

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Sustainable Agriculture at the ESA Annual Meeting

Using ecology to create long-term cropland health Advances in ecology increasingly reveal that conventional agricultural practices have detrimental effects on the landscape ecology, creating problems for long-term sustainability of crops. In a series of sessions at the Ecological Society of America’s Annual Meeting, ecologists will present their ideas on how our agricultural practices can take lessons from natural environments. Perennial…

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Urban Water Ecology at the ESA Annual Meeting

Stream pollution good for mosquitoes; lakefront development affects lake fish; greenroofs can save cities millions of gallons of water Increasingly, human urban development overlaps with habitat for wild animals and plants, creating environments that degrade natural landscapes. But people, animals and plants all have in common the need for healthy, sustainable freshwater ecosystems. In a series of presentations at the…

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New Mexico Senator Tom Udall to receive Regional Policy Award from the Ecological Society of America

ALBUQUERQUE—Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) will receive the second annual Regional Policy Award from the nation’s largest organization of ecologists at the meeting of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) on Aug. 2. The award recognizes a regional or local policymaker who has an outstanding record of informing his political decision-making with ecological science. “I appreciate this award not just because…

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Ecological Society of America and partners receive $207K NSF grant

Funding will advance participation of minority students in National Ecological Observatory Network The Ecological Society of America has received a $207,000 National Science Foundation grant to cultivate the participation of underrepresented institutions and students in science and education within the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON).  The grant is in partnership with the Science and Engineering Alliance, Inc. (SEA) and NEON,…

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Sichuan Earthquake Caused Significant Damage to Giant Panda Habitat

Ecologists find 2008 earthquake destroyed nearly a quarter of panda habitat near quake’s epicenter When the magnitude 8 Sichuan earthquake struck southern China in May 2008, it left more than 69,000 people dead and 4.3 million homeless.  Now ecologists have added to these losses an assessment of the earthquake’s impact on biodiversity: namely, habitat for some of the last existing…

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Ecological Society of America Announces 2009 Award Recipients

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) will present societal awards to five distinguished ecologists at its 94rd Annual Meeting on Monday, August 3, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. More than 3,500 attendees are expected at this year’s meeting. Eminent Ecologist Award: Steven Hubbell Steven Hubbell of the University of California, Los Angeles and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute will receive this year’s…

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Ecological Society of America announces its 94th Annual Meeting

Registration is now open to the press for the Ecological Society of America’s (ESA) 94th Annual Meeting, which will be held Aug. 2-7 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The meeting will include more than 3,500 scientists, students and educators, and will center around the theme, “Ecological Knowledge and a Global Sustainable Society.” The scientific program will feature 24 symposia, 180 oral sessions, 95…

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Ecologists Identify Birds Struck in Hudson River Crash as Migratory Canada Geese

Data is crucial to minimizing birdstrikes, researchers say Using forensic data from feather remains, scientists have identified the birds that caused the Jan. 15 airline crash into the Hudson River as migratory Canada geese. The study, published online today in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, will help managers better assess how to prevent such strikes in the future….

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