Jan. 31, 2012

National parks often are established to help preserve species native to a particular region, but it appears that some species preservation is more successful if a significant portion of land adjacent to a park also is left as natural habitat.

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Jan. 21, 2012

With support from the National Science Foundation, CHANS-Net offers CHANS Fellowships each year. The CHANS Fellows present posters or give talks at a significant national meeting and have opportunities to interact with prominent CHANS scientists to learn the latest research developments and build their professional networks.

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Jan. 13, 2012

Science Magazine wants to hear from the next generation of scientists on the practice and future of science. Each month the Voices of the Next Generation (NextGen VOICES) feature asks a question that young scientists are encouraged to answer.

In the Jan. 6 issue, NextGen VOICES asked: How will the practice of science change in your lifetime? Responses are now available.

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Jan. 10, 2012

Besides authoring “Large-scale Environmental Monitoring by Indigenous Peoples” in BioScience with Jeffrey Luzar, Kirsten Silvius, Han Overman, Sean Giery and Jane Read (Luzar and Read are also CHANS-Net members), member Jose Fragoso has taken on two new post-doctoral students to work on his CHANS project.

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Nov. 10, 2011

Human societies have a lot in common with ant, wolf, dolphin and chimp societies, so adding some biological tools and techniques to the traditional methods used to study can help show these similarities, as well as differences, a group of researchers assert.

Studying human societies using biological tools can expose certain patterns – consistent relationships between economic growth and energy use, and energy use and fertility, for example -- that traditional sociological and anthropological tools may miss.

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Nov. 4, 2011

Students who want to expand their professional networks should apply for a 2012 NASA-MSU Professional Enhancement Award.

Students who receive the awards give oral or poster presentations at the Annual Symposium of the U.S. Regional Association for the International Association for Landscape Ecology. The 2012 US-IALE Annual Symposium is April 8-12 in Newport, RI.

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Oct. 31, 2011

Scholars are invited to apply for resident fellowships in sustainability science for the academic year beginning in September 2012 through the Sustainability Science Program at Harvard University.

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The U.S. Chapter of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (US-IALE) is accepting abstracts for its 2012 annual meeting in Newport, RI.

Scientists may submit abstracts for either a poster or a 20-minute oral presentation. Abstracts must be 200 words or less and are due by Dec. 16, 2011.

To submit an abstract, use the US-IALE online abstract submission form.

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Sept. 19, 2011

For those seeking to understand and manage ecosystems, a key idea has resonated for more than two decades: spatial variation is essential for ecological sustainability over time. Now a new book examines the impact of that revelation.

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