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Rob Goldstein
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  • July 20, 2011
  • 02:58 PM
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US-Mexico border fence putting wildlife at risk of extinction

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Researchers conduct the first ever transcontinental assessment of the risks that the U.S. border fence poses to wildlife species...... Read more »

  • January 24, 2011
  • 11:12 AM
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The ecological consequences of industrial kelp harvesting

by Rob Goldstein in Conservation Maven

Kelp forests provide important habitat for numerous invertebrates, fish, birds and marine mammals. The ecological consequences of industrial harvest of this habitat has not been fully evaluated. Now a recent study has demonstrated that there is justified cause for concern. The study revealed that the removal of these habitats has multi-trophic effects...... Read more »

Lorentsen, S., Sjøtun, K., & Grémillet, D. (2010) Multi-trophic consequences of kelp harvest. Biological Conservation, 143(9), 2054-2062. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2010.05.013  

  • July 27, 2010
  • 05:00 AM
  • 1,405 views

Mitigating climate change with protected areas in the Brazilian Amazon

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A recent study examines the effect that 595 protected areas in the Brazilian Amazon have exerted on local deforestation rates. By projecting the effect of these protected areas into the future, the study finds a big impact on carbon emissions...... Read more »

Soares-Filho, B., Moutinho, P., Nepstad, D., Anderson, A., Rodrigues, H., Garcia, R., Dietzsch, L., Merry, F., Bowman, M., Hissa, L.... (2010) Role of Brazilian Amazon protected areas in climate change mitigation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107(24), 10821-10826. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0913048107  

  • July 9, 2010
  • 06:00 AM
  • 1,210 views

Making winter sports less intrusive on wildlife

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  • June 23, 2010
  • 05:00 AM
  • 1,343 views

The vulnerability of species to roadkill

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  • June 17, 2010
  • 08:00 AM
  • 1,291 views

Hiking quietly benefits birds... and birders

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  • June 16, 2010
  • 08:01 AM
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The impact of vessel traffic on riverine fish

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  • June 15, 2010
  • 08:00 AM
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Do protected areas increase development of adjacent lands?

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  • June 14, 2010
  • 08:00 AM
  • 1,268 views

Protected areas change fish behavior, study suggests

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  • June 10, 2010
  • 08:00 AM
  • 1,380 views

Why do urbanized watersheds lead to amphibian declines?

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  • June 9, 2010
  • 08:00 AM
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Why do butterflies have marginal eyespots?

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  • June 9, 2010
  • 05:00 AM
  • 2,506 views

Nature promotes vitality in people, study finds

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New research shows that interaction with nature, whether actual or imagined, has a significantly positive effect on self-reported levels of mental and physical energy...... Read more »

Ryan, R., Weinstein, N., Bernstein, J., Brown, K., Mistretta, L., & Gagné, M. (2010) Vitalizing effects of being outdoors and in nature. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 30(2), 159-168. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvp.2009.10.009  

  • June 8, 2010
  • 08:00 AM
  • 1,766 views

Does sex matter in wildlife habitat preferences?

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Conde, D., Colchero, F., Zarza, H., Christensen Jr., N., Sexton, J., Manterola, C., Chávez, C., Rivera, A., Azuara, D., & Ceballos, G. (2010) Sex matters: Modeling male and female habitat differences for jaguar conservation. Biological Conservation. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2010.04.049  

  • June 7, 2010
  • 05:00 AM
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Priortizing restoration across agricultural landscapes

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A new case study presents a planning method for prioritizing ecosystem restoration efforts across an agricultural region. While this type of systematic approach to prioritization has been widely used in land protection, it is much less common in restoration...... Read more »

  • June 4, 2010
  • 08:00 AM
  • 1,538 views

Study illustrates impact of adajcent land use on stream water quality

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  • June 4, 2010
  • 05:00 AM
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Understanding public attitudes towards wildlife recovery efforts

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Black bears are returning to their historic ranges in places like southern Wisconsin and Eastern Texas. So how do local residents feel about the returning wildlife and what explains their attitudes?... Read more »

  • June 3, 2010
  • 08:00 AM
  • 1,299 views

Improving the effectivness of endangered species recovery efforts

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Bolten, A., Crowder, L., Dodd, M., MacPherson, S., Musick, J., Schroeder, B., Witherington, B., Long, K., & Snover, M. (2010) Quantifying multiple threats to endangered species: an example from loggerhead sea turtles. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 2147483647. DOI: 10.1890/090126  

  • June 1, 2010
  • 08:00 AM
  • 1,585 views

The impact of off-road vehicles on beach-dwelling wildlife

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  • June 1, 2010
  • 05:00 AM
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Plantations sequester less carbon than natural forests

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Plantations sequester less carbon than natural forests according to a new study recently published in the open access journal PLoS ONE. Yiqi Luo from the University of Oklahoma and fellow researchers conducted a meta-analysis of 86 experimental studies comparing plantations and their natural forest counterparts...... Read more »

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