Latest Public Policy Report
The Public Policy Report has been released. The report provides analysis and communication on important issues in the scientific community.    Related StoriesWHO, NASEM Unveil COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation PlansMultisociety Letter Urging Rigorous Assessment of COVID-19 Vaccine Safety and EfficacyLatest Public Policy Report  (Source: BioScience Press Releases)
Source: BioScience Press Releases - October 26, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

October Issue of BioScience Now Available
The October 2020 issue of BioScience is now available on the Oxford University Press website.    Related StoriesLatest BioScience Talks Podcast  (Source: BioScience Press Releases)
Source: BioScience Press Releases - October 19, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Latest BioScience Talks Podcast
The latest BioScience Talks podcast has been released - In Their Own Words: Marvalee Wake.    Related StoriesLatest BioScience Talks PodcastOctober Issue of BioScience Now Available  (Source: BioScience Press Releases)
Source: BioScience Press Releases - October 19, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Trump Administration Proposes New Student Visa Restrictions
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a proposed rulemaking on September 25, 2020 that would impose new restrictions on international student visas. The proposed changes would require international students to apply for a visa extension after fixed terms of two to four years.    Related StoriesWHO, NASEM Unveil COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation PlansMultisociety Letter Urging Rigorous Assessment of COVID-19 Vaccine Safety and EfficacyLatest Public Policy Report  (Source: BioScience Press Releases)
Source: BioScience Press Releases - October 12, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Scientific Societies Highlight Pandemic Work, Urge NSF to Continue Support
Forty-three scientific societies, including the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS), have written to the National Science Foundation (NSF) to highlight the important role scientific associations have played during the COVID-19 pandemic.    Related StoriesMultisociety Letter Urging Rigorous Assessment of COVID-19 Vaccine Safety and EfficacyWHO, NASEM Unveil COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation PlansLatest Public Policy Report  (Source: BioScience Press Releases)
Source: BioScience Press Releases - October 12, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Science Associations Urge Rigorous Assessment of Vaccine Safety, Efficacy
AIBS has joined fourteen other scientific societies in urging Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Stephen Hahn to adhere to stringent scientific and medical standards while assessing the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccine candidates.    Related StoriesWHO, NASEM Unveil COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation PlansMultisociety Letter Urging Rigorous Assessment of COVID-19 Vaccine Safety and EfficacyLatest Public Policy Report  (Source: BioScience Press Releases)
Source: BioScience Press Releases - October 12, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

NSF BIO Changes Solicitations Process
The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Biological Sciences Directorate (BIO) has announced changes to their program solicitation process, specifically the migration of BIO’s “no-deadline” solicitations from FastLane to Research.gov.    Related StoriesWHO, NASEM Unveil COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation PlansMultisociety Letter Urging Rigorous Assessment of COVID-19 Vaccine Safety and EfficacyLatest Public Policy Report  (Source: BioScience Press Releases)
Source: BioScience Press Releases - October 12, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Congress Passes Stopgap Measure, Relief Talks Resume
Congress has now passed and the President has signed a continuing resolution to keep the government open in the new fiscal year (FY), which started on October 1, 2020. The stopgap measure will allow federal science agencies to continue operating at FY 2020 budget levels. Decisions about FY 2021 appropriations bills have been deferred until December 11.    Related StoriesWHO, NASEM Unveil COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation PlansMultisociety Letter Urging Rigorous Assessment of COVID-19 Vaccine Safety and EfficacyLatest Public Policy Report  (Source: BioScience Press Releases)
Source: BioScience Press Releases - October 12, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Building Resilient Scientific Societies - Strategic and Financial Planning
AIBS has announced a new webinar, Building Resilient Scientific Societies: Strategic and Financial Planning, which will take place November 11, 2020 at 2:00pm ET.      (Source: BioScience Press Releases)
Source: BioScience Press Releases - October 9, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Building More Resilient Organizations - Strategic and Financial Planning
AIBS has announced a new webinar, Building More Resilient Organizations: Strategic and Financial Planning, which will take place November 11, 2020 at 2:00pm ET.      (Source: BioScience Press Releases)
Source: BioScience Press Releases - October 9, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Joint Letter to OMB on Federal Diversity Training Changes
The undersigned scientific societies strongly urge the Administration to rescind its elimination of federal employee training programs related to diversity, equity and inclusion as specified in the Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies issued September 4th, 2020 and the September 22nd Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping.    Related StoriesMultisociety Letter Urging Rigorous Assessment of COVID-19 Vaccine Safety and EfficacyWHO, NASEM Unveil COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation PlansLatest Public Policy Report  (Source: BioScience Press Releases)
Source: BioScience Press Releases - October 7, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

WHO, NASEM Unveil COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Plans
The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a preliminary framework for the global allocation of COVID-19 vaccines when they become available. The plan is intended to guide policymakers at the global, regional, and national level in their allocation and prioritization decisions about vaccines.      (Source: BioScience Press Releases)
Source: BioScience Press Releases - September 28, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Multisociety Letter Urging Rigorous Assessment of COVID-19 Vaccine Safety and Efficacy
As representatives of hundreds of thousands of scientists across the country, we write to urge you to adhere to stringent scientific and medical standards as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) prepares to assess the safety and efficacy of vaccine candidates that are currently in phase III clinical trials.      (Source: BioScience Press Releases)
Source: BioScience Press Releases - September 28, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Climate Science Critic to be Appointed as NOAA Chief Scientist
The White House will appoint Dr. Ryan Maue, a meteorologist and former researcher at the Cato Institute, to serve as the new Chief Scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), according to The Washington Post.      (Source: BioScience Press Releases)
Source: BioScience Press Releases - September 28, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

NASEM - Biological Collections Need National Strategy, Increased Investment
According to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), biological collections - living and natural history specimens, biological materials, and data in museums, stock centers, research centers, and universities - are in need of long-term financial sustainability, digitization, recruitment and support of a diverse workforce, and infrastructure upgrades.      (Source: BioScience Press Releases)
Source: BioScience Press Releases - September 28, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Global Biodiversity Goals Not Being Met, Says UN Report
A new report from the United Nations (UN) concludes that the world has not met any of the targets set 10 years ago by the Convention on Biological Diversity for protecting nature.      (Source: BioScience Press Releases)
Source: BioScience Press Releases - September 28, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Congress to Pass Stopgap Measure to Avoid Shutdown
With negotiations over COVID-19 pandemic relief stalled, lawmakers are looking to pass a stopgap funding bill to keep the government operational in the new fiscal year which starts on October 1. A stopgap funding measure is required because the House and Senate have not yet agreed on and passed appropriations bills to fund the government in fiscal year 2021.      (Source: BioScience Press Releases)
Source: BioScience Press Releases - September 28, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

American Society of Human Genetics Denounces Unethical Use of False Genetic “Theories”
The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) has issued a statement reinforcing facts about human genetics and expressing strong opposition to efforts that bend genetics knowledge for social or political ends.      (Source: BioScience Press Releases)
Source: BioScience Press Releases - September 28, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

New Insights into Animal-Borne Disease Outbreaks
In the wake of the recent Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa, a reevaluation of the ways plague spreads through prairie dog colonies in the western United States has yielded insights that could help explain outbreaks of plague, Ebola, and other diseases that can be transmitted by animals to humans. These include West Nile Virus disease and MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome). The study, led by Dan Salkeld and Mike Antolin of Colorado State University and described in the journal BioScience, suggests that even deadly diseases may persist unnoticed in a population for years as smoldering infections, rather than jump fro...
Source: BioScience Press Releases - January 23, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Nitrogen Is a Neglected Threat to Biodiversity
Habitat destruction and the direct exploitation of species often occupy center stage in discussions of biodiversity perils. However, indirect harms, such as that posed by nitrogen pollution, remain underappreciated and poorly understood despite playing a key role in species declines. In an article for the journal BioScience, a team of environmental researchers led by Daniel Hernández of Carleton College, in Minnesota, outline the challenges associated with nitrogen. To better understand nitrogen-induced biodiversity imperilment, the authors surveyed 1400 species listed under the Endangered Species Act, finding a t...
Source: BioScience Press Releases - January 23, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Current Methods Cannot Predict Damage to Coral Reefs
The potentially devastating effects of ocean acidification on coral reefs are well reported. However, the methods used to evaluate the potential harm are often focused on individual species, viewed in isolation. According to an international research team led by Peter J. Edmunds of California State University, Northridge, this simplistic approach neglects broad-scale inter-species and inter-population dynamics that may have unforeseen consequences for ecosystems. "Most studies address the effects of ocean acidification on single species of corals and calcified algae in tanks," write the team members in an artic...
Source: BioScience Press Releases - January 23, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Hydropeaking Extirpates River Insects
Hydropower produces 19% of the world's electricity--far more than all other renewable sources combined. In the face of mounting climate-change effects, the rush to this profuse energy source is expected to continue. However, hydroelectric dams can also produce a number of environmental consequences, many of which are unrecognized or understudied. Writing in an article for BioScience, an interdisciplinary team led by Theodore A. Kennedy of the US Geological Survey identifies one such threat: these dams' ability to devastate aquatic insect populations and the food webs that those insects underpin. One of hydropower's be...
Source: BioScience Press Releases - January 23, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

AIBS Announces the Appointment of Scott Collins as BioScience Editor in Chief
AIBS is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott L. Collins to a three-year term as BioScience's editor in chief. He has held the position on an interim basis since April 2016, when he succeeded Timothy M. Beardsley. Collins, a Distinguished Professor at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, received his PhD from the University of Oklahoma in 1981 and brings a wealth of experience to the position, both as a biologist and as a publications expert. In addition to his numerous academic positions, Collins served at the National Science Foundation as a Program Director for efforts ranging from Conservation and Resto...
Source: BioScience Press Releases - January 23, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Marine Ecosystems Show Resilience to Climate Disturbance
Climate-driven disturbances are having profound impacts on coastal ecosystems, with many crucial habitat-forming species in sharp decline. However, among these degraded biomes, examples of resilience are emerging. Writing in BioScience, Jennifer O'Leary, a California Sea Grant Marine Biologist based at California Polytechnic State University, and her colleagues describe these recoveries and highlight the possible implications for ecosystem-sparing management. To gain insight into disturbed coastal habitats, the authors surveyed 97 marine experts about their observations of climate-induced perturbations, including extreme ...
Source: BioScience Press Releases - January 23, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The Redomestication of Wolves
On landscapes around the world, environmental change is bringing people and large carnivores together--but the union is not without its problems. Human-wildlife conflict is on the rise as development continues unabated and apex predators begin to reoccupy their former ranges. Further complicating matters, many of these species are now reliant on anthropogenic, or human, foods, including livestock, livestock and other ungulate carcasses, and garbage. Writing in BioScience, Thomas Newsome, of Deakin University and the University of Sydney, and his colleagues use gray wolves and other large predators as case studies to explo...
Source: BioScience Press Releases - January 23, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The Benefits--and Potential Pitfalls--of Urban Green Spaces
With the rapid expansion of the urban landscape, successfully managing ecosystems in built areas has never been more important. However, our understanding of urban ecology is far from complete, and the data at hand are often patchy, leaving stakeholders without the tools they need to successfully manage human-affected ecosystems. Writing in BioScience, Christopher Lepczyk, a biologist working at Auburn University, and his colleagues discuss the future of urban biodiversity, highlighting trends and raising questions whose answers will be crucial for successful “green” management. According to the authors, manag...
Source: BioScience Press Releases - January 23, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Scientists Update Their " Warning to Humanity " on its Twenty-Fifth Anniversary
Scientists have long engaged the public and leaders on crucial matters of environmental stewardship. In 1992, the Union of Concerned Scientists, along with more than 1500 signatories, issued the "World Scientists' Warning to Humanity," in which they argued that human impacts on the natural world were likely to lead to "vast human misery" and a planet that was "irretrievably mutilated." On the twenty-fifth anniversary of the landmark declaration, William J. Ripple, his colleagues, and over 15,000 signatories from 184 countries revisit the original warning in what they deem "A Second Notic...
Source: BioScience Press Releases - January 23, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Science Community Considers Approaches to Climate Disinformation
Despite overwhelming scientific agreement on the question of human-caused global warming, a major gap exists between this consensus and the public’s understanding of the issue. Writing in BioScience, Jeffrey A. Harvey, of the Netherlands Institute of Ecology, and his colleagues examine the causes of the consensus gap, focusing on climate-denier Internet blogs and the ways in which they use topics such as Arctic sea ice extent and polar bear well-being to foment misapprehensions about climate change among the public. Harvey and his colleagues performed an analysis of 45 climate-denier blogs, noting that 80% relied pr...
Source: BioScience Press Releases - January 23, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

One Thing Leads to Another: Causal Chains Link Health, Development, and Conservation
The linkages between environmental health and human well-being are complex and dynamic, and researchers have developed numerous models for describing them. The models include attempts to bridge traditional academic boundaries, uniting fields of study under rubrics such as social-ecological frameworks, coupled human and natural systems, ecosystem services, and resilience theory. However, these efforts have been constrained by varying practices and a failure among practitioners to agree on consistent practices. Writing in BioScience, Jiangxiao Qiu of the University of Florida and his colleagues describe this state of affair...
Source: BioScience Press Releases - January 23, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Scientists Warn that Proposed US-Mexico Border Wall Threatens Biodiversity, Conservation
Amidst increased tensions over the US-Mexico border, a multinational group of over 2500 scientists have endorsed an article cautioning that a hardened barrier may produce devastating ecological effects while hampering binational conservation efforts. In the BioScience Viewpoint, a group led by Robert Peters, William J. Ripple, and Jennifer R. B. Miller call attention to ecological disturbances that could affect hundreds of terrestrial and aquatic species, notably including the Mexican gray wolf and Sonoran pronghorn. The authors argue that the border wall will harm wildlife populations by fragmenting, degrading, and elimi...
Source: BioScience Press Releases - January 23, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Scientists Update Their " Warning to Humanity " on its Twenty-Fifth Anniversary
Scientists have long engaged the public and leaders on crucial matters of environmental stewardship. In 1992, the Union of Concerned Scientists, along with more than 1500 signatories, issued the "World Scientists' Warning to Humanity," in which they argued that human impacts on the natural world were likely to lead to "vast human misery" and a planet that was "irretrievably mutilated." On the twenty-fifth anniversary of the landmark declaration, William J. Ripple, his colleagues, and over 15,000 signatories from 184 countries revisit the original warning in what they deem "A Second Notic...
Source: BioScience Press Releases - August 6, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Science Community Considers Approaches to Climate Disinformation
Despite overwhelming scientific agreement on the question of human-caused global warming, a major gap exists between this consensus and the public’s understanding of the issue. Writing in BioScience, Jeffrey A. Harvey, of the Netherlands Institute of Ecology, and his colleagues examine the causes of the consensus gap, focusing on climate-denier Internet blogs and the ways in which they use topics such as Arctic sea ice extent and polar bear well-being to foment misapprehensions about climate change among the public. Harvey and his colleagues performed an analysis of 45 climate-denier blogs, noting that 80% relied pr...
Source: BioScience Press Releases - August 6, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

One Thing Leads to Another: Causal Chains Link Health, Development, and Conservation
The linkages between environmental health and human well-being are complex and dynamic, and researchers have developed numerous models for describing them. The models include attempts to bridge traditional academic boundaries, uniting fields of study under rubrics such as social-ecological frameworks, coupled human and natural systems, ecosystem services, and resilience theory. However, these efforts have been constrained by varying practices and a failure among practitioners to agree on consistent practices. Writing in BioScience, Jiangxiao Qiu of the University of Florida and his colleagues describe this state of affair...
Source: BioScience Press Releases - August 6, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Scientists Warn that Proposed US-Mexico Border Wall Threatens Biodiversity, Conservation
Amidst increased tensions over the US-Mexico border, a multinational group of over 2500 scientists have endorsed an article cautioning that a hardened barrier may produce devastating ecological effects while hampering binational conservation efforts. In the BioScience Viewpoint, a group led by Robert Peters, William J. Ripple, and Jennifer R. B. Miller call attention to ecological disturbances that could affect hundreds of terrestrial and aquatic species, notably including the Mexican gray wolf and Sonoran pronghorn. The authors argue that the border wall will harm wildlife populations by fragmenting, degrading, and elimi...
Source: BioScience Press Releases - August 6, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Tree Planting Can Harm Ecosystems
The world's grassy biomes are key contributors to biodiversity and ecosystem services, and are under immense pressure from conversion to agriculture and tree planting, report Joseph W. Veldman, of Iowa State University, and his colleagues in an article for the October issue of BioScience (https://bioscience.oxfordjournals.org/lookup/doi/10.1093/biosci/biv118). The authors argue that forest- and tree-focused environmental policies and conservation initiatives have potentially dire ecological consequences for undervalued ecosystems, such as grasslands, savannas, and open-canopy woodlands. To illustrate this forest bias and...
Source: BioScience Press Releases - June 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A Successful Intervention Boosts the Gender Diversity of STEM Faculty
Eighty-one percent of US science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) university faculty members are men. To address this substantial gender disparity, an interdisciplinary team from Montana State University, led by Jessi L. Smith, devised a three-step search intervention, the results of which are published in BioScience. The approach, based on self-determination theory, was successful. "Searches in the intervention were 6.3 times more likely to make an offer to a woman candidate, and women who were made an offer were 5.8 times more likely to accept the offer from an intervention search," explain the authors...
Source: BioScience Press Releases - June 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Contact with Nature May Mean More Social Cohesion, Less Crime
Numerous studies have demonstrated the benefits of contact with nature for human well-being. However, despite strong trends toward greater urbanization and declining green space, little is known about the social consequences of such contact. In the December issue of BioScience, an international, interdisciplinary team reports on how they used nationally representative data from the United Kingdom and stringent model testing to examine the relationships between objective measures and self-reported assessments of contact with nature, community cohesion, and local crime incidence. The results in the report, by Netta Weinste...
Source: BioScience Press Releases - June 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A Field Research Network to Address Looming Grain Failures
Across the United States, record quantities of corn and soybeans have been harvested in recent years. However, according to a BioScience article (http://io.aibs.org/gst) by David Gustafson of the International Life Sciences Institute Research Foundation and his colleagues, this trend may soon change. "By midcentury," the interdisciplinary team reports, "temperatures in Illinois will likely be closer to those of today's mid-South, and precipitation will range somewhere between that of today's East Texas and that of the Carolinas." Likewise, vapor-pressure deficits, which are a measure of the atmosphere's...
Source: BioScience Press Releases - June 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New Insights into Animal-Borne Disease Outbreaks
In the wake of the recent Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa, a reevaluation of the ways plague spreads through prairie dog colonies in the western United States has yielded insights that could help explain outbreaks of plague, Ebola, and other diseases that can be transmitted by animals to humans. These include West Nile Virus disease and MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome). The study, led by Dan Salkeld and Mike Antolin of Colorado State University and described in the journal BioScience, suggests that even deadly diseases may persist unnoticed in a population for years as smoldering infections, rather than jump fro...
Source: BioScience Press Releases - June 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Nitrogen Is a Neglected Threat to Biodiversity
Habitat destruction and the direct exploitation of species often occupy center stage in discussions of biodiversity perils. However, indirect harms, such as that posed by nitrogen pollution, remain underappreciated and poorly understood despite playing a key role in species declines. In an article for the journal BioScience, a team of environmental researchers led by Daniel Hernández of Carleton College, in Minnesota, outline the challenges associated with nitrogen. To better understand nitrogen-induced biodiversity imperilment, the authors surveyed 1400 species listed under the Endangered Species Act, finding a t...
Source: BioScience Press Releases - June 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Current Methods Cannot Predict Damage to Coral Reefs
The potentially devastating effects of ocean acidification on coral reefs are well reported. However, the methods used to evaluate the potential harm are often focused on individual species, viewed in isolation. According to an international research team led by Peter J. Edmunds of California State University, Northridge, this simplistic approach neglects broad-scale inter-species and inter-population dynamics that may have unforeseen consequences for ecosystems. "Most studies address the effects of ocean acidification on single species of corals and calcified algae in tanks," write the team members in an artic...
Source: BioScience Press Releases - June 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Hydropeaking Extirpates River Insects
Hydropower produces 19% of the world's electricity--far more than all other renewable sources combined. In the face of mounting climate-change effects, the rush to this profuse energy source is expected to continue. However, hydroelectric dams can also produce a number of environmental consequences, many of which are unrecognized or understudied. Writing in an article for BioScience, an interdisciplinary team led by Theodore A. Kennedy of the US Geological Survey identifies one such threat: these dams' ability to devastate aquatic insect populations and the food webs that those insects underpin. One of hydropower's be...
Source: BioScience Press Releases - June 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

AIBS Announces the Appointment of Scott Collins as BioScience Editor in Chief
AIBS is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott L. Collins to a three-year term as BioScience's editor in chief. He has held the position on an interim basis since April 2016, when he succeeded Timothy M. Beardsley. Collins, a Distinguished Professor at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, received his PhD from the University of Oklahoma in 1981 and brings a wealth of experience to the position, both as a biologist and as a publications expert. In addition to his numerous academic positions, Collins served at the National Science Foundation as a Program Director for efforts ranging from Conservation and Resto...
Source: BioScience Press Releases - June 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Marine Ecosystems Show Resilience to Climate Disturbance
Climate-driven disturbances are having profound impacts on coastal ecosystems, with many crucial habitat-forming species in sharp decline. However, among these degraded biomes, examples of resilience are emerging. Writing in BioScience, Jennifer O'Leary, a California Sea Grant Marine Biologist based at California Polytechnic State University, and her colleagues describe these recoveries and highlight the possible implications for ecosystem-sparing management. To gain insight into disturbed coastal habitats, the authors surveyed 97 marine experts about their observations of climate-induced perturbations, including extreme ...
Source: BioScience Press Releases - June 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The Redomestication of Wolves
On landscapes around the world, environmental change is bringing people and large carnivores together--but the union is not without its problems. Human-wildlife conflict is on the rise as development continues unabated and apex predators begin to reoccupy their former ranges. Further complicating matters, many of these species are now reliant on anthropogenic, or human, foods, including livestock, livestock and other ungulate carcasses, and garbage. Writing in BioScience, Thomas Newsome, of Deakin University and the University of Sydney, and his colleagues use gray wolves and other large predators as case studies to explo...
Source: BioScience Press Releases - June 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The Benefits--and Potential Pitfalls--of Urban Green Spaces
With the rapid expansion of the urban landscape, successfully managing ecosystems in built areas has never been more important. However, our understanding of urban ecology is far from complete, and the data at hand are often patchy, leaving stakeholders without the tools they need to successfully manage human-affected ecosystems. Writing in BioScience, Christopher Lepczyk, a biologist working at Auburn University, and his colleagues discuss the future of urban biodiversity, highlighting trends and raising questions whose answers will be crucial for successful “green” management. According to the authors, manag...
Source: BioScience Press Releases - June 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Natural "Keystone Molecules" Punch over Their Weight in Ecosystems
Naturally occurring "keystone" molecules that have powerful behavioral effects on diverse organisms often play large but unrecognized roles in... AIBS has moved... AIBS has moved... AIBS has moved to a better RSS delivery service! Unfortunately, you need to take one small step to update your subscription by visiting: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/bioscience-press-releases. If you would prefer to change your subscription to our e-newsletter, please visit: http://www.aibs.org/mailing-lists/aibsmlsu.html. Update your subscription now to continue to receive the latest news from AIBS!       (S...
Source: BioScience Press Releases - January 21, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: Timothy M. Beardsley Editor in Chief, BioScience American Insitute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) 1900 Campus Commons Drive, Suite 200 Reston, VA 20191 703-674-2500 x326 tbeardsley at aibs.org www.aibs.org Source Type: news

Teaching Complete Evolutionary Stories Increases Learning
Many students have difficulty understanding and explaining how evolution operates. In search of better ways to teach the subject, researchers at... AIBS has moved to... AIBS... AIBS has moved... AIBS has moved to a better RSS delivery service! Unfortunately, you need to take one small step to update your subscription by visiting: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/bioscience-press-releases. If you would prefer to change your subscription to our e-newsletter, please visit: http://www.aibs.org/mailing-lists/aibsmlsu.html. Update your subscription now to continue to receive the latest news from AIBS!      ...
Source: BioScience Press Releases - January 21, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: Timothy M. Beardsley Editor in Chief, BioScience American Insitute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) 1900 Campus Commons Drive, Suite 200 Reston, VA 20191 703-674-2500 x326 tbeardsley at aibs.org www.aibs.org Source Type: news

Natural "Keystone Molecules" Punch over Their Weight in Ecosystems
Naturally occurring "keystone" molecules that have powerful behavioral effects on diverse organisms often play large but unrecognized roles in... AIBS has moved... AIBS has moved... AIBS has moved to a better RSS delivery service! Unfortunately, you need to take one small step to update your subscription by visiting: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/bioscience-press-releases. If you would prefer to change your subscription to our e-newsletter, please visit: http://www.aibs.org/mailing-lists/aibsmlsu.html. Update your subscription now to continue to receive the latest news from AIBS! (Source: BioScience Press Releases)
Source: BioScience Press Releases - July 5, 2013 Category: Biology Authors: Timothy M. Beardsley Editor in Chief, BioScience American Insitute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) 1900 Campus Commons Drive, Suite 200 Reston, VA 20191 703-674-2500 x326 tbeardsley at aibs.org www.aibs.org Source Type: news

Teaching Complete Evolutionary Stories Increases Learning
Many students have difficulty understanding and explaining how evolution operates. In search of better ways to teach the subject, researchers at... AIBS has moved to... AIBS... AIBS has moved... AIBS has moved to a better RSS delivery service! Unfortunately, you need to take one small step to update your subscription by visiting: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/bioscience-press-releases. If you would prefer to change your subscription to our e-newsletter, please visit: http://www.aibs.org/mailing-lists/aibsmlsu.html. Update your subscription now to continue to receive the latest news from AIBS! (Source: BioScience Press Releases)
Source: BioScience Press Releases - July 5, 2013 Category: Biology Authors: Timothy M. Beardsley Editor in Chief, BioScience American Insitute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) 1900 Campus Commons Drive, Suite 200 Reston, VA 20191 703-674-2500 x326 tbeardsley at aibs.org www.aibs.org Source Type: news