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Public Release: 6-Apr-2015
Ecology Letters
Northern coastal marshes more vulnerable to nutrient pollution
Salt marshes at higher latitudes, including those in densely populated coastal regions of New England and Europe, are more vulnerable to the effects of eutrophication, which, if left unchecked, can trigger intense overgrazing by marsh herbivores that can destabilize marshes and reduce their ability to defend shorelines from erosion. Geography and evolution both play roles in making these marshes more susceptible to nutrient loading and overgrazing than their counterparts in the tropics.
National Science Foundation, Edward S. Stolarz Foundation

Contact: Tim Lucas
Duke University

Public Release: 6-Apr-2015
How many organisms do live in this aquatic habitat?
A new measurement method has been developed at Hiroshima University, Japan. The aim of this method is to estimate the distribution of aquatic animals using droplet digital polymerase chain reaction in order to quantify the number of target DNA copies present. This technique can be applied for habitat research on rare or non-native species in the field.
Japan Ministry of the Environment, Hiroshima University

Contact: Norifumi Miyokawa
Hiroshima University

Public Release: 6-Apr-2015
Nature Geoscience
Western Canada to lose 70 percent of glaciers by 2100
Seventy percent of glacier ice in British Columbia and Alberta could disappear by the end of the 21st century, creating major problems for local ecosystems, power supplies, and water quality, according to a new study.

Contact: Garry Clarke
University of British Columbia

Public Release: 6-Apr-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Fishing amplifies forage fish collapses
A new study implicates fishing in the collapse of forage fish stocks and recommends risk-based management tools that would track a fishery's numbers and suspend fishing when necessary.
Pew Charitable Trusts

Contact: Michelle Ma
University of Washington

Public Release: 6-Apr-2015
Nature Climate Change
We can fix the Great Barrier Reef
Leading coral reef scientists say Australia could restore the Great Barrier Reef to its former glory through better policies that focus on science, protection and conservation.
ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies

Contact: Eleanor Gregory
ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies

Public Release: 3-Apr-2015
International Geology Review
New evidence shows carbon's importance to ocean life's survival 252 million years ago
A new study led by UT Arlington Earth & Environmental Scientists shows for the first time how carbon offered a mode of survival for some ocean life after one of the greatest mass extinctions in the history of Earth.

Contact: Bridget Lewis
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 3-Apr-2015
NASA catches a tropical cyclone's birth in 3-D
Tropical Cyclone 05W was born in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean on April 3 west of the island of Pohnpei when the GPM satellite passed over it and analyzed its rainfall rates. That GPM data was made into a 3-D image that showed some high thunderstorms northwest of its center.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 3-Apr-2015
NASA sees Typhoon Maysak weakening
Various NASA satellites and instruments continue to see the weakening trend in Typhoon Maysak as it moved through the Philippine Sea on April 2 and 3 toward a landfall in Luzon on April 4. Maysak is known locally in the Philippines as Typhoon Chedeng.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 2-Apr-2015
2015 Annual Meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology
Virginia Tech, Ecuadoran scientists study rare 'Pinocchio Lizard' in effort to save it
A long lizard nose is an important part of their social interactions and a unique aspect of the natural history of this remarkable lizard. Scientists say the more they know about its behavior, the better the chances they have to save it.

Contact: Lindsay Key
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 2-Apr-2015
NASA's ISS-RapidScat: Typhoon Maysak's strongest winds tightly wound
The RapidScat instrument that flies aboard the International Space Station saw Typhoon Maysak's strongest winds wrapped tightly around its center, extending outward to over 30 miles from the eye. Maysak weakened as a result of increasing wind shear.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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