ENCODE, ecology
Contributors
Contributors
Beth Marie Mole | Dec 1, 2012
Meet some of the people featured in the December 2012 issue of The Scientist.
Coughing Seashells
Coughing Seashells
Edyta Zielinska | Nov 28, 2012
A type of scallop expels water and waste through a sort of cough that could reveal clues about water quality.
Beetles Warm BC Forests
Beetles Warm BC Forests
Sabrina Richards | Nov 27, 2012
Using satellite data, researchers calculate that mountain pine beetle infestations raise summertime temperatures in British Columbia’s pine forests by 1 degree Celsius.
Old New Species
Old New Species
Edyta Zielinska | Nov 20, 2012
Decades can pass between the discovery of a new animal or plant and its official debut in the scientific literature.
No Sex Required
No Sex Required
Edyta Zielinska | Nov 19, 2012
An all-female species, distantly related to flatworms, steals all of genetic material it needs to diversify its genome.
The Birthday Conference
The Birthday Conference
Jef Akst | Nov 1, 2012
Snapshots from an annual meeting that celebrates the birth of a prominent biologist
Microbial Awakening
Microbial Awakening
Hayley Dunning | Nov 1, 2012
Successive awakening of soil microbes drives a huge pulse of CO2 following the first rain after a dry summer.
A Guide to the Epigenome
A Guide to the Epigenome
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Nov 1, 2012
Making sense of the data deluge
Little Fish in a Big Pond
Little Fish in a Big Pond
Ellen K. Pikitch | Nov 1, 2012
Continued overfishing of forage fish such as sardines and herring can result in devastating ecological and economic outcomes.
A Celebrated Symposium
A Celebrated Symposium
Jef Akst | Nov 1, 2012
A conference, started 10 years ago partly as a disease ecologist’s birthday party, has become one of the most valued meetings in the field.