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August 10 to 15, 2014
99th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America
Sacramento, California

The Ecological Society of America's 99th Annual Meeting "From Oceans to Mountains: It's all Ecology" will meet in Sacramento, Cal., from Sunday evening, August 10, to Friday morning, August 15, at the Sacramento Convention Center.

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Public Release: 23-Jun-2014
Protecting and connecting the Flathead National Forest
A new report from the Wildlife Conservation Society calls for completing the legacy of Wilderness lands on the Flathead National Forest in Montana. The report identifies important, secure habitats and landscape connections for five species -- bull trout, westslope cutthroat trout, grizzly bears, wolverines, and mountain goats. These iconic species are vulnerable to loss of secure habitat from industrial land uses and/or climate change.

Contact: Scott Smith
Wildlife Conservation Society

Public Release: 23-Jun-2014
Nature Geoscience
Understanding the ocean's role in Greenland glacier melt
The Greenland Ice Sheet is a 1.7 million-square-kilometer, 2-mile thick layer of ice that covers Greenland. Its fate is inextricably linked to our global climate system.
WHOI Ocean Climate Change Institute

Contact: Media Relations Office
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Public Release: 18-Jun-2014
Ecological Indicators
Wildlife scientists map fishing resources to assist land managers, anglers
Researchers mapped a cultural ecosystem service approach by identifying the key features that influence anglers' enjoyment, such as environmental quality, accessibility, and fish abundance.

Contact: Lynn Davis
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 18-Jun-2014
Fish-eating spiders discovered in all parts of the world
Spiders are traditionally viewed as predators of insects. Zoologists from Switzerland and Australia have now published a study that shows: spiders all over the world also prey on fish. The academic journal PLOS ONE has just published the results.

Contact: Olivia Poisson
University of Basel

Public Release: 18-Jun-2014
Fish-eating spiders discovered around the world
Spiders from five different families prey on small fish in the wild.

Contact: Kayla Graham

Public Release: 17-Jun-2014
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
A noisy world: Crabs can hear
Northeastern researchers are the first to show that marine crabs are capable of hearing and that their auditory ability plays an important role in their response to fish predators. In a new paper published Tuesday in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Hughes and her team show that sound plays at least as much of a role in mud crabs' reaction to fish behavior as other widely studied cues -- and possibly more.

Contact: Casey Bayer
Northeastern University

Public Release: 17-Jun-2014
ESA Ecology
Why species matter
UC Santa Barbara doctoral candidate Caitlin Fong travels to French Polynesia often but not for vacation. She goes there to study a coral reef ecosystem influenced by human impacts such as overfishing and nutrient pollution.

Contact: Julie Cohen
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 17-Jun-2014
Tropical depression Hagibis gets a second chance
Tropical Depression Hagibis appeared out for the count when it made landfall along southeastern China on June 16, but moved back into the South China Sea where it regenerated and sped northeast through the East China Sea.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 17-Jun-2014
TRMM eyes rainfall in dissipating former Hurricane Cristina
TRMM passed over a dissipating former Hurricane Cristina and found it still contained heavy rain as it rapidly weakened.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 17-Jun-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Chemical pollution of European waters is stronger than anticipated
Substantial improvements in freshwater quality by 2015 have been a declared objective of the EU member states, manifesting itself by the requirements of the Water Framework Directive. A recent study conducted by the Institute for Environmental Sciences Landau together with the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research and fellow scientists from France and Switzerland shows that this target is unlikely to be met due to the high levels of toxicants in the water bodies.
Electricité de France, French National Research Agency, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Contact: Tilo Arnhold
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

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