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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: 28-May-2014
Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Wild coho may seek genetic diversity in mate choice
A new study suggests that wild coho salmon that choose mates with disease-resistant genes different from their own are more likely to produce greater numbers of adult offspring returning to the river some three years later.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board

Contact: Michael Banks
Michael.banks@oregonstate.edu
541-867-0420
Oregon State University

Public Release: 28-May-2014
NASA's TRMM and Aqua satellites peer into Tropical Storm Amanda
Hurricane Amanda has weakened to a tropical storm, but not before NASA's TRMM satellite took a look under its clouds at the rate of heavy rainfall it was generating.
NASA

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

Public Release: 28-May-2014
NASA sees northern Indian Ocean System 92B's end
The tropical low pressure area known as System 92B finally dissipated on the east central coast of India on May 27 after six days of struggling to develop.
NASA

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

Public Release: 28-May-2014
Natural History
NUS researchers discover unusual parenting behavior by a Southeast Asian treefrog
Researchers from the Department of Biological Sciences at the National University of Singapore Faculty of Science have discovered that a Southeast Asian species of treefrog practices parental care to increase the likelihood of survival of its offspring. Chiromantis hansenae, is currently the only species in the treefrog family in Southeast Asia that is known to exhibit such behavior.

Contact: Kimberley Wang
kimberley.wang@nus.edu.sg
National University of Singapore

Public Release: 28-May-2014
Biology Letters
Fish more inclined to crash than bees
Swimming fish do not appear to use their collision warning system in the same way as flying insects, according to new research from Lund University in Sweden that has compared how zebra fish and bumblebees avoid collisions. The fish surprised the researchers.

Contact: Christine Scholtyssek
christine.scholtyssek@biol.lu.se
46-462-223-193
Lund University

Public Release: 28-May-2014
Ecology Letters
Variety in diet can hamper microbial diversity in the gut
Scientists from The University of Texas at Austin and five other institutions discovered that the more diverse the diet of a fish, the less diverse are the microbes living in its gut. If the effect is confirmed in humans, it could mean that the combinations of foods people eat can influence their gut microbe diversity. The research could impact how probiotics and diet are used to treat diseases associated with bacteria in human digestive systems.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, David and Lucille Packard Foundation, Swedish Research Council

Contact: Steve Franklin
sefranklin@mail.utexas.edu
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 28-May-2014
Nature Climate Change
Melting Arctic opens new passages for invasive species
For the first time in roughly 2 million years, melting Arctic sea ice is connecting the north Pacific and north Atlantic oceans. The newly opened passages leave both coasts and Arctic waters vulnerable to a large wave of invasive species, biologists from the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center assert in a commentary published May 28 in Nature Climate Change.

Contact: Kristen Minogue
minoguek@si.edu
443-482-2325
Smithsonian

Public Release: 28-May-2014
Nature
New study finds Antarctic Ice Sheet unstable at end of last ice age
A new study has found that the Antarctic Ice Sheet began melting about 5,000 years earlier than previously thought coming out of the last ice age -- and that shrinkage of the vast ice sheet accelerated during eight distinct episodes, causing rapid sea level rise.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Peter Clark
clarkp@geo.oregonstate.edu
541-740-5237
Oregon State University

Public Release: 28-May-2014
PLOS ONE
Large muskies lured by the moon
The lunar cycle may synchronize with feeding activity, luring large muskies to take angler bait.
US Geological Survey, US Environmental Protection Agency

Contact: Kayla Graham
onepress@plos.org
PLOS

Public Release: 27-May-2014
Marine Mammal Science
Panama saves whales and protects world trade
A new scheme to separate boat traffic coming into the Panama Canal from humpback whales migrating through tropical waters based on two research papers by Smithsonian scientists, was approved by the International Maritime Organization on May 23.
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Contact: Beth King
kingb@si.edu
202-633-4700 x28216
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

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