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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
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

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
cmuhlfeld@usgs.gov
406-600-9686
The University of Montana

Public Release: 27-May-2014
Geology
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
kgiles@geosociety.org
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.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
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
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

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