How tiger sharks affect Shark Bay’s ecosystem

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For the last two decades, Michael Heithaus has been studying how tiger sharks affect one particular ecosystem – Shark Bay, Australia, one of the world’s most pristine seagrass ecosystems. The Florida International University biologist explains how his team studies these top predators and their prey, and why tiger sharks are so important to the health of Shark Bay.

Saving our ecologically important coral reefs

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Coral reefs are dying. Harboring some of the most diverse species of marine life, corals are ecologically important. Paul Sikkel, a marine ecologist from Arkansas State University, explains why many coral reefs are dying and how we can save them. For more information, visit: http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=129643 http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=124768 http://www.livescience.com/40687-gnathia-marleyi-controversy-nsf-ria.htm...

Fire ants spreading through southeast U.S. through landscape corridors

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Invasive fire ants. Crossing the border from South America to North America, they’re on-the-march across the U.S. Southeast and beyond. How does habitat – in particular, corridors that connect one place with another – help these ants spread? For more information visit: http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=132165

Eddy Rubin at the 2014 DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

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Eddy Rubin, DOE JGI Director, at the 9th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 19, 2014 in Walnut Creek, Calif. The talk is related to a study published in the journal Science - details at http://jgi.doe.gov/glimpse-natures-looking-glass-to-find-the-genetic-cod... .

Gerald Tuskan at the 2014 DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

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Gerald Tuskan, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, at the 9th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 20, 2014 in Walnut Creek, Calif.

Rytas Vilgalys at the 2014 DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

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Rytas Vilgalys, Duke University, speaking at the 9th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 19, 2014 in Walnut Creek, Calif.