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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: 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

Public Release: 21-May-2014
NASA sees developing tropical cyclone in Bay of Bengal
A tropical low pressure area known as System 92B has been organizing in the Northern Indian Ocean's Bay of Bengal and NASA's TRMM satellite has shown strong thunderstorms and heavy rainfall in the developing storm.
NASA

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

Public Release: 21-May-2014
Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
Dam removal improves shad spawning grounds, may boost survival rate
Research from North Carolina State University finds that dam removal improves spawning grounds for American shad and seems likely to improve survival rates for adult fish, juveniles and eggs -- but for different reasons.
US Fish and Wildlife Service

Contact: Matt Shipman
matt_shipman@ncsu.edu
919-515-6386
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 21-May-2014
EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing
New tide gauge uses GPS signals to measure sea level change
A new way of measuring sea level using satellite navigation system signals, for instance GPS, has been implemented by scientists at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. Sea level and its variation can easily be monitored using existing coastal GPS stations, the scientists have shown.

Contact: Robert Cumming
robert.cumming@chalmers.se
46-704-933-114
Chalmers University of Technology

Public Release: 20-May-2014
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Humpback whale subspecies revealed by genetic study
A new genetic study has revealed that populations of humpback whales in the oceans of the North Pacific, North Atlantic and Southern Hemisphere are much more distinct from each other than previously thought, and should be recognized as separate subspecies. Understanding how connected these populations are has important implications for the recovery of these charismatic animals that were once devastated by hunting.
New Zealand Royal Society, Lenfest Ocean Foundation, National Science Foundation

Contact: Rachel Law
raclaw@bas.ac.uk
44-012-232-21437
British Antarctic Survey

Public Release: 20-May-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Bottom trawling causes deep-sea biological desertification
A study led by scientists from the Polytechnic University of Marche -- Ancona, Italy -- involving researchers from the Institute of Marine Sciences and the Autonomous University of Barcelona, has determined that fishing trawling causes intensive, long-term biological desertification of the sedimentary seabed ecosystems, diminishing their content in organic carbon and threatening their biodiversity.

Contact: Maria Jesus Delgado
MariaJesus.Delgado@uab.cat
34-935-814-049
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Public Release: 19-May-2014
Geology
Mars mineral could be linked to microbes
Scientists have discovered that living organisms on Earth were capable of making a mineral that may also be found on Mars.

Contact: Press Office
media@anu.edu.au
61-261-257-979
Australian National University

Public Release: 19-May-2014
Reviews in Fish­eries Sci­ence & Aqua­cul­ture
Better science for better fisheries management
Northeastern University researchers are studying, in the first of a series of research articles, how various types of fishing gear can impact the Northeast region's fisheries.

Contact: Casey Bayer
c.bayer@neu.edu
617-373-2592
Northeastern University

Public Release: 19-May-2014
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Brain steroids make good dads
Insights from a highly social fish can help understand how other androgenic steroids, like testosterone, can shape a male's parenting skills, according to a recent Georgia State University research study.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, National Science Foundation, Georgia State University

Contact: LaTina Emerson
lemerson1@gsu.edu
404-413-1353
Georgia State University

Public Release: 19-May-2014
Report finds site of mega-development project in Mexico is a biodiversity hotspot
Cabo Pulmo is a close-knit community in Baja California Sur, Mexico, and the best preserved coral reef in the Gulf of California. But the lands adjacent to the reef are under threat from a mega-development project, 'Cabo Dorado,' should construction go ahead. Scientists at the University of California, Riverside have published a report on the terrestrial biodiversity of the Cabo Pulmo region that shows the project is situated in an area of extreme conservation value.
Ocean Foundation, David & Lucile Packard Foundation, Moebius Partners LLC

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside

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