5 Key Things to Know About Data on Adverse Effects




  The potential harms of interventions are tricky to get a handle on. Our feelings about them are, too. It wouldn’t be easy – even if we didn’t have to deal with people trying to beat up, or minimize, the … Continue reading »






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Fisheries science meets scicomm: to tweet or not to tweet?




By Jens Hegg Originally posted on the PLOS Ecology Field Reports blog on August 26, 2015. The last hours of a professional meeting always give me the chance to reflect on what I’ve learned, who I’ve met, and the scientific … Continue reading »






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Measuring shocks to the global seafood supply




By Jeff Atkins ESA 100 research news originally posted on the PLOS Ecology Field Reports blog on Aug 14, 2015. Jessica Gephart, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Virginia, presented work at the 100th meeting of the Ecological Society of America … Continue reading »






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All eyes on the oceans: James Hansen and sea level rise




By Sasha Wright Originally posted on PLOS Ecology Field Reports blog on August 10, 2015 On July 23, James Hansen and 16 co-authors posted a discussion paper on an open-review website about sea level rise and climate change. The article has … Continue reading »






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It never rains but it pours: climate change and drought




By Ginger Allington  Originally published on the PLOS Ecology Field Reports blog, on August 10, 2015. Droughts have been getting a lot of press lately. From affects on agriculture in California to the water rationing in Puerto Rico, and a near … Continue reading »






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Increase in red spruce growth tied to the Clean Air Act




Research news from ESA 100 by Jeff Atkins Originally posted on PLOS Ecology Field Reports blog on August 11, 2015 The Clean Air Act, implemented in 1990, has been heralded as aneconomic and environmental success story that has led to cuts … Continue reading »






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Does Your Personality Affect Your Dog? Here’s How You Can Find Out




Researchers are trying to find out how your personality affects your dog’s behavior. Learn how you can participate in the largest citizen science project of its kind. by Kristin Butler When I adopted my dog Kia from a puppy rescue center three … Continue reading »






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The Myth of the Freshman 15




Its nearly back-to-school time. For many recent high-school graduates, the next week or two represent the beginning of a whole new chapter: post-secondary education. Of all the challenges college freshmen need to contend with, worrying about potential weight gain should … Continue reading »






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Global ecological challenges require large-scale scientific networks — reflections on ESA 100




This new perspective by marine ecologist Pamela Reynolds completes collaborative coverage by the PLOS Ecology Community of research news, ideas and discussions that emerged from this month’s centennial meeting of the Ecological Society of America.  As Summer comes to an end in the Northern … Continue reading »






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Overcoming the Breastfeeding Barriers Black Women Face




We started August with World Breastfeeding Week and a post on how women aren’t getting the support they need to meet their own breastfeeding goals. August ends with another important theme: Black Breastfeeding Week. (This year’s hashtag: #LiftEveryBaby) Black women … Continue reading »






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