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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: 6-May-2014
Journal of Chemical Physics
Predator-prey made simple
A team of UK researchers has developed a way to dramatically reduce the complexity of modeling 'bistable' systems which involve the interaction of two evolving species where one changes faster than the other -- 'slow-fast systems.' Described in the Journal of Chemical Physics, the work paves the way for easier computational simulations and predictions involving such systems, which are found in fields as diverse as chemistry, biology and ecology.

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 5-May-2014
Conservation Genetics
Groovy turtles' genes to aid in their rescue
The diverse patterns on the diamondback terrapins' intricately grooved shell may be their claim to fame, but a newly published US Geological Survey study of the genetic variation underneath their shell holds one key to rescuing these coastal turtles.
US Geological Survey

Contact: Rachel Pawlitz
United States Geological Survey

Public Release: 5-May-2014
Evolution and Development
Tracking turtles through time, Dartmouth-led study may resolve evolutionary debate
Turtles are more closely related to birds and crocodilians than to lizards and snakes, according to a study from Dartmouth, Yale and other institutions that examines one of the most contentious questions in evolutionary biology.

Contact: John Cramer
Dartmouth College

Public Release: 2-May-2014
Nature Communications
Nature's chemical diversity reflected in Swedish lakes
It's not only the biology of lakes that varies with the climate and other environmental factors, it's also their chemistry. More knowledge about this is needed to understand the ecology of lakes and their role in the carbon cycle and the climate. Today an international research group led by Uppsala University is publishing a comprehensive study of the composition of organic compounds in the prestigious journal Nature Communications.

Contact: Lars Tranvik
Uppsala University

Public Release: 1-May-2014
Undersea warfare: Viruses hijack deep-sea bacteria at hydrothermal vents
More than a mile beneath the ocean's surface, as dark clouds of mineral-rich water billow from seafloor hot springs called hydrothermal vents, unseen armies of viruses and bacteria wage war.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 1-May-2014
Whales hear us more than we realize
Killer whales and other marine mammals likely hear sonar signals more than we've known. That's because commercially available sonar systems, which are designed to create signals beyond the range of hearing of such animals, also emit signals known to be within their hearing range, scientists have discovered.
US Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Contact: Tom Rickey
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 1-May-2014
Tapah downgrades to a depression
Tapah was downgraded from a tropical storm to a tropical depression and is located 239 nautical miles southeast of Iwo To.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 1-May-2014
Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
Scientists propose amphibian protection
An ecological strategy developed by four researchers, including two from Simon Fraser University, aims to abate the grim future that the combination of two factors could inflict on many amphibians, including frogs and salamanders. In their newly published study in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, researchers propose several new climate adaptation tools to reduce threats to amphibians.
US Department of the Interior's Northwest Climate Science Center, David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship Program

Contact: Carol Thorbes
Simon Fraser University

Public Release: 1-May-2014
Clemson researchers help track mysterious, endangered 'little devil'
Clemson University's South Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit joined with Grupo Jaragua and the American Bird Conservancy to lead the first-ever effort to track via satellite the black-capped petrel, an endangered North Atlantic seabird known for its haunting call and mysterious nighttime habits.

Contact: Patrick Jodice
Clemson University

Public Release: 1-May-2014
Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
Amphibians in a vise: Climate change robs frogs, salamanders of refuge
Amphibians in the West's high-mountain areas find themselves caught between climate-induced habitat loss and predation from introduced fish. A novel combination of tools could help weigh where amphibians are in the most need of help.
Department of the Interior's Northwest Climate Science Center, David H. Smith Conservation Research

Contact: Sandra Hines
University of Washington

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