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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: 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
nbompey@agu.org
202-777-7524
American Geophysical Union

Public Release: 26-May-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New biodiversity study throws out controversial scientific theory
A research team led by Sean Connolly, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, has today released ground-breaking findings that dismiss the 'Neutral Theory of Biodiversity'. The theory has dominated biodiversity research for the past decade, and been advocated as a tool for conservation and management efforts. The study, the largest of its kind, covers a broad range of marine ecosystems on Earth and has important implications for how marine conservation areas are managed.
ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies

Contact: Sean Connolly
sean.connolly@jcu.edu.au
61-747-814-242
ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies

Public Release: 25-May-2014
Nature Climate Change
Climate change accelerates hybridization between native and invasive species of trout
Scientists have discovered that the rapid spread of hybridization between a native species and an invasive species of trout in the wild is strongly linked to changes in climate. Experts have long predicted that climate change could decrease worldwide biodiversity through cross-breeding between invasive and native species, but this study is the first to directly and scientifically support this assumption.
US Geological Survey

Contact: Clint Muhlfeld
cmuhlfeld@usgs.gov
406-600-9686
United States Geological Survey

Public Release: 23-May-2014
Dawn breaks on Tropical Storm Amanda in Eastern Pacific
Shortly after dawn broke in the Eastern Pacific Ocean this morning, May 23, Tropical Depression 1E organized and strengthened into the first tropical storm of the season: Amanda.
NASA

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

Public Release: 23-May-2014
An infrared NASA eye sees a weaker System 92B
System 92B appears to have weakened in the last day as an infrared look at the tropical low pressure area's cloud temperatures have shown.
NASA

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

Public Release: 23-May-2014
NASA sees first tropical depression of Eastern Pacific hurricane season
One week after the official start of hurricane season in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, the first tropical depression was born hundreds of miles southwest of Mexico.
NASA

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

Public Release: 22-May-2014
Two NASA Satellites see System 92b headed north in Bay of Bengal
NASA's Aqua and TRMM satellites captured radar and infrared data on developing tropical low pressure area System 92B as it now makes it way north through the Bay of Bengal.
NASA

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

Public Release: 22-May-2014
Scientists announce top 10 new species for 2014
An appealing carnivorous mammal, a 12-meter-tall tree that has been hiding in plain sight and a sea anemone that lives under an Antarctic glacier are among the species identified by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry's International Institute for Species Exploration as the top 10 species discovered last year.

Contact: Claire B. Dunn
cbdunn@esf.edu
315-470-6650
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Public Release: 21-May-2014
GSA Bulletin
Ka'ena Volcano: First building block for O'ahu discovered
Researcher John Sinton of the University of Hawai'i along with colleagues from the Monterrey Bay Aquarium and the French National Center for Scientific Research have announced the discovery of an ancient Hawaiian volcano. Now located in a region of shallow bathymetry extending about 100 km WNW from Ka'ena Point at the western tip of O'ahu, this volcano, which they have named Ka'ena, would have risen about 1,000 meters above sea level 3.5 million years ago.

Contact: Kea Giles
kgiles@geosociety.org
Geological Society of America

Public Release: 21-May-2014
Trends in Parasitology
Scientist uncovers links connecting environmental changes with spike in infectious disease
Smithsonian scientist Bert Van Bocxlaer and a team of researchers revealed that anthropogenic changes in Africa's Lake Malaŵi are a driving force behind the increase of urogenital schistosomiasis, a debilitating disease caused by parasitic flatworms. In some villages along Lake Malaŵi, 73 percent of people and up to 94 percent of schoolchildren are infected. The research suggests the spike in infection is linked to an increase in human populations and agricultural activities near Lake Malaŵi.

Contact: Kathryn Sabella
sabellak@si.edu
202-633-2950
Smithsonian

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