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Peak phosphorus.(Editorial)
February 1, 2011 ... Just as we were facing up to peak oil--the maximum in the rate of global oil production that is imminent or (by some estimates) has just passed--we have another peak to worry about. Peak phosphorus has not yet happened, but ecologists see it...

Extracting more value from biodiversity change observations through integrated modeling.(Viewpoint)(Viewpoint essay)
February 1, 2011 ... The International Year of Biodiversity (in 2010) has come and gone, yet research indicates that biological diversity continues to be lost from our planet at an alarming rate (Butchart et al. 2010). But precisely which biological entities and...

Rime of the Bering Sea Mariners: from albatross to zooplankton, the multidisciplinary Bering Sea Project explores how climate change is affecting this important ecosystem.(Report)
February 1, 2011 ... I arrive in the RV Thompson's pilot house just in time. It's day six of the final month-long cruise of the Bering Sea Project, a six-year, $52-million, multidisciplinary program to study how climate change is affecting the Bering Sea ecosystem,...

New Congress, old climate rhetoric?(Washington Watch)
February 1, 2011 ... Last month, members of the 112th Congress were sworn into office, making the composition of the new Congress very different from that of the 111th. Although the election is over, it remains unclear whether members of the new Congress will...

Oyster reefs at risk and recommendations for conservation, restoration, and management.(Report)
February 1, 2011 ... Native oyster reefs once dominated many estuaries, ecologically and economically. Centuries of resource extraction exacerbated by coastal degradation have pushed oyster reefs to the brink of functional extinction worldwide. We examined the...