Ecology, Climate Change and Related News

Ellie Cohen, President and CEO, Point Blue Conservation Science

Rethinking the Wildlife: The Wilderness Act is Facing a Midlife Crisis

July 6, 2014
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Sunday Review  | OPINION   Rethinking the Wild: The Wilderness Act Is Facing a Midlife Crisis By CHRISTOPHER SOLOMON New York Times JULY 5, 2014 Photo CreditJon McNaught YOU won’t hear it on your summer hike above the bird song and the soft applause of aspen leaves, but there’s a heresy echoing through America’s woods and wild […]

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Video of Snakes Caught in the Act!

July 3, 2014
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MUST SEE- Video of Snakes Caught in the Act in Petaluma by Eric Simons on June 26, 2014 Bay Nature Photo by Lishka Arata, Point Blue Conservation Science A few months ago, Point Blue Conservation Science staff member Karen Carlson spotted these two happy king snakes on the edge of Shollenberger Marsh in Petaluma. She, as […]

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Extreme Heat Events and Cassin’s Auklets


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    San Jose State University and POINT BLUE Graduate Student: Extreme Heat Events and Cassin’s Auklets Please join us in congratulating Emma Kelsey, a graduate student with Scott Schaffer at San Jose State University, who presented her MS thesis last Friday. She used artificial eggs to study Cassin’s Auklet incubating behavior at the Farallon […]

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The Clapper Rail Calls at Dawn


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  The Clapper Rail Calls at Dawn A story about weird birds, supersensory perception, existential math, and the quest to make sense of nature By Eric Simons July 2014 BAY NATURE | baynature.org One hour before sunrise on the fog-shrouded Petaluma River, Julian Wood guides a small Zodiac gently toward a river bank he can’t […]

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Conservation Science News July 3 2014


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  Focus of the Week – “Summer reading for the climate crowd” 1-ECOLOGY, BIODIVERSITY, RELATED 2-CLIMATE CHANGE AND EXTREME EVENTS 3- ADAPTATION 4- POLICY 5- RENEWABLES, ENERGY AND RELATED 6- RESOURCES and REFERENCES 7-OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST  8-IMAGES OF THE WEEK ——————————– NOTE: Please pass on my weekly news update that has been prepared for […]

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Earlier snowmelt prompting earlier breeding of Arctic birds

June 27, 2014
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  Just hatched Arctic shorebirds, like this long-billed dowitcher above, need to feed on abundant insects to grow and get ready for their southward migration in mid-summer. With earlier and earlier springs, shorebirds and other Arctic birds are challenged to adjust the timing of their breeding to insure that young have abundant resources. Credit: Steve […]

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How a Wavy Jet Stream [from Climate Change] Fuels Cold, Hot Weather Extremes


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  How a Wavy Jet Stream Fuels Cold, Hot Weather Extremes Brian Kahn, Climate Central Published: Jun 23, 2014, 2:54 PM EDT weather.com Animation of the jet stream as it moves over North America, illustrating its troughs and ridges. (NASA) The pattern of a wavy jet stream was a recurring theme in U.S. weather forecasts this winter […]

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Drought, Wet Meadows and Sage Grouse: A Partner Biologist’s Perspective


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    Drought, Wet Meadows and Sage Grouse: A Partner Biologist’s Perspective By Tiffany Russell, Northeast California Partner Biologist, Point Blue Conservation Science for the Intermountain West Joint Venture Tiffany Russell and Ryan Burnett from Point Blue Conservation Science in the field at Cradle Valley. Photo by Wendell Gilgert When people think of California, they often […]

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New Climate Change Adaptation Manual—Evidence to support nature conservation in a changing world (UK)


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    New Climate Change Adaptation Manual—Evidence to support nature conservation in a changing world (UK)     Science into practice: Helping nature conservationists prepare for climate change 3 June 2014 Natural England and the RSPB, in partnership with the Environment Agency’s Climate Ready Support Service and the Forestry Commission have today published a new […]

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Conservation Science News June 27, 2014


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    Focus of the Week – New Climate Change Adaptation Manual—Evidence to support nature conservation in a changing world (UK) 1-ECOLOGY, BIODIVERSITY, RELATED 2-CLIMATE CHANGE AND EXTREME EVENTS 3- ADAPTATION 4- POLICY 5- RENEWABLES, ENERGY AND RELATED 6- RESOURCES and REFERENCES 7-OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST  8-IMAGES OF THE WEEK ——————————– NOTE: Please pass on […]

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