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

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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: 11-Jun-2014
Environmental Science & Technology
Study shows Deepwater Horizon crude oil impairs swimming performance of juvenile mahi-mahi
A new study led by University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science scientists showed up to a 37 percent decrease in overall swimming performance of Deepwater Horizon oil-exposed juvenile mahi-mahi. The findings reveal the toxic effects of crude oil on ecologically and commercially valuable fish that reside in the northern Gulf of Mexico.

Contact: Diana Udel
dudel@rsmas.miami.edu
305-421-4704
University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science

Public Release: 11-Jun-2014
Cristina now a hurricane, NASA's TRMM satellite sees heavy rainfall within
Before Tropical Storm Cristina intensified into a hurricane, NASA's TRMM satellite passed overhead and gathered data that showed areas of heavy rainfall were occurring within.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 11-Jun-2014
Journal of Experimental Biology
Energy demands of raising a pup push sea otter moms to the limit
By the time a sea otter pup is weaned, its mother may be so depleted physiologically that she is unable to survive the stress of a minor wound or infection. To understand why this happens, UC Santa Cruz biologist Nicole Thometz quantified the energy demands of a growing sea otter pup, revealing just how much it costs a sea otter mom to raise her pup.
US Geological Survey, Office of Naval Research, Otter Cove Foundation

Contact: Tim Stephens
stephens@ucsc.edu
831-459-2495
University of California - Santa Cruz

Public Release: 11-Jun-2014
Nature Communications
Forest loss starves fish
Research shows forest debris that drains into lakes is an important contributor to freshwater food chains -- bolstering fish diets to the extent that increased forest cover causes fish to get 'fat' and sparse forest leaves smaller, underfed fish.

Contact: Fred Lewsey
fred.lewsey@admin.cam.ac.uk
44-122-376-5566
University of Cambridge

Public Release: 11-Jun-2014
BioScience
Climate change beats biodiversity as a press, scientific, and funding priority
A study that compared coverage of biodiversity and of climate change in newspapers, scientific articles, and research funding decisions shows that climate change eclipsed biodiversity loss as a priority in the mid-2000s, according to several measures. Since both trends threaten essential ecosystems, biodiversity researchers should seek to emulate the ascendancy of climate change and increase their efforts on research that addresses both trends.
Portuguese Ministry of Education and Science

Contact: Timothy M. Beardsley
tbeardsley@aibs.org
American Institute of Biological Sciences

Public Release: 11-Jun-2014
Journal of Experimental Biology
Motherhood is no picnic for sea otter moms
Sea otters consume 25 percent of their own body weight each day just to stay warm and when nursing young their metabolic demands must rocket, but no one knew how much. Nicole Thometz, from the University of California at Santa Cruz, USA, and colleagues have discovered that sea otter moms invest a colossal 930 MJ of energy to successfully raise a pup and this expense can force them to make difficult decisions about their pups' futures.
US Geological Survey Western Ecological Research Center, Office of Naval Research

Contact: Kathryn Knight
kathryn.knight@biologists.com
44-012-234-25525
The Company of Biologists

Public Release: 10-Jun-2014
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite spots Arabian Sea tropical cyclone
Tropical Cyclone 02A formed in the Arabian Sea as NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead and captured a visible photo of the storm, spotting strongest storms south of its center.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 10-Jun-2014
NASA sees Tropical Storm Christina's birth and severe weather in US South
NASA's Aqua satellite captured a picture of newborn Tropical Storm Cristina on June 10, marking the birth date of the Eastern Pacific Ocean's third tropical storm of the season.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 10-Jun-2014
PLOS ONE
Coho salmon: Pinks' and chums' eating cousin
Newly published research co-authored by scientists at Simon Fraser University and the Raincoast Conservation Foundation shows juvenile coho salmon benefit from dining on the distant remains of their spawning pink and chum cousins. While juvenile coho salmon feed directly on spawning pink and chum salmon carcasses and eggs, even coho with no direct contact with spawning pink and chum benefit from their nutrient contributions to stream ecosystems.

Contact: Carol Thorbes
cthorbes@sfu.ca
778-782-3035
Simon Fraser University

Public Release: 10-Jun-2014
Geology
Syracuse University geologists confirm oxygen levels of ancient oceans
Geologists at the Syracuse University College of Arts and Sciences have discovered a new way to study oxygen levels in the Earth's oldest oceans.

Contact: Rob Enslin
rmenslin@syr.edu
315-443-3403
Syracuse University

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