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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: 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
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
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

Public Release: 28-May-2014
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
Oregon State University

Public Release: 28-May-2014
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

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
202-633-4700 x28216
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Public Release: 27-May-2014
Nature Climate Change
Study finds climate change accelerates hybridization between native, invasive trout
New research suggests that climate warming is increasing the hybridization of trout -- interbreeding between native and non-native species -- in the interior western United States.

Contact: Clint Muhlfeld
The University of Montana

Public Release: 27-May-2014
Where have all the craters gone?
Impact craters reveal one of the most spectacular geologic process known to man. During the past 3.5 billion years, it is estimated that more than 80 bodies, larger than the dinosaur-killing asteroid that struck the Yucatan Peninsula 66 million years ago, have bombarded Earth. However, tectonic processes, weathering, and burial quickly obscure or destroy craters. For example, if Earth weren't so dynamic, its surface would be heavily cratered like the moon or Mercury.

Contact: Kea Giles
Geological Society of America

Public Release: 27-May-2014
Eastern Pacific season off with a bang: Amanda is first major hurricane
The first tropical cyclone of the Eastern Pacific hurricane season grew into a major hurricane as Hurricane Amanda reached Category 4 status on the Saffir-Simpson scale over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 27-May-2014
Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union
AGU: Experts publish new view of zone where Malaysia Airlines flight 370 might lie
A new illustration of the seafloor, created by two of the world's leading ocean floor mapping experts that details underwater terrain where the missing Malaysia Airlines flight might be located, could shed additional light on what type of underwater vehicles might be used to find the missing airplane and where any debris from the crash might lie.

Contact: Nanci Bompey
American Geophysical Union

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