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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: 2-Jun-2014
Global Change Biology
Britain's urban rivers cleanest in 20 years
Scientists from Cardiff University have found that Britain's urban rivers are the cleanest they've been in over two decades.

Contact: Steve Ormerod
Cardiff University

Public Release: 2-Jun-2014
Rolling old river is indeed changing
A team of ecologists has documented and summarized far-reaching changes in the Hudson since 1987, most as a result of human activity. Invasive species, pollution reductions, increased flow, and higher temperatures are among the most pronounced causes, but other changes are mysterious. Rivers must be understood over a decadal timescale, the researchers argue.
Hudson River Foundation, National Science Foundation

Contact: Jennifer Williams
American Institute of Biological Sciences

Public Release: 2-Jun-2014
Current Biology
Gannet sat nav reveals impact of fishing vessels
Fishing vessels have a far bigger ecological footprint than previously thought, according to research which tracked the movement and behavior of seabirds using GPS devices.
Natural Environment Research Council

Contact: Eleanor Gaskarth
University of Exeter

Public Release: 2-Jun-2014
Current Biology
Fishing boats are powerful seabird magnets
It's no surprise that seabirds are attracted to fishing boats, and especially to the abundance of discards that find their way back into the ocean. But researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on June 2 now find that those boats influence bird behavior over much longer distances than scientists had expected.

Contact: Mary Beth O'Leary
Cell Press

Public Release: 30-May-2014
New satellite animation shows the end of Hurricane Amanda
A new animation of visible and infrared imagery from NOAA's GOES-West satellite shows the weakening and dissipation of the Eastern Pacific Ocean's Hurricane Amanda.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 29-May-2014
Tropical Storm Amanda gets bisected and animated by NASA's CloudSat
Tropical Storm Amanda continues to weaken in the eastern Pacific from dry air and wind shear.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 29-May-2014
Historical Biology
Huge tooth fossil shows marine predator had plenty to chew on
A fossilized tooth belonging to a fearsome marine predator has been recorded as the largest of its kind found in the UK, following its recent discovery.

Contact: Catriona Kelly
University of Edinburgh

Public Release: 29-May-2014
When eradicating invasive species threatens endangered species recovery
Efforts to eradicate invasive species increasingly occur side by side with programs focused on recovery of endangered ones. But what should resource managers do when the eradication of an invasive species threatens an endangered species? In a new study, UC Davis scientists examine that conundrum now taking place in the San Francisco Bay.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Alan Hastings
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 28-May-2014
What shaped it, how old is it, and are they connected?
Two articles recently published online for the journal LITHOSPHERE investigate the influence of climate, erosion, and tectonics on the lay of the land in the Bolivian Andes. Nicole Gasparini of Tulane University and Kelin Whipple of Arizona State University tackle rainfall patterns, rock uplift, and the distribution of crustal deformation caused by tectonics. In both studies, they conclude that tectonics win out over rainfall when it comes to shaping Earth' surface in the area.

Contact: Kea Giles
Geological Society of America

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
Oregon State University

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