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Rising seas, peat may have done in large ice age animals

...these large animals responded to the rapid climatic changes that characterized that period of Earth's history," said lead author Daniel Mann, an associate professor in the Alaska university's Department of Geosciences.The study focuses on the...

...was under an oceanThen, all the action was in the sea and it was pretty small scale, said James Lamsdell of Yale, lead author of the study published Monday in the journal BMC Evolutionary Biology."This is the first real big predator," Lamsdell...
Wildfires blister Alaska with increased frequency, intensity

...lands. Close to half are still blazing."This is the kind of behavior that we would expect," said Todd Sanford, lead author of the Climate Central study.He notes that warmer temperatures coincide with more wildfires, "and unfortunately...
New USGS report: Coastal erosion threatens northern Alaska

...part of an ongoing assessment of the nation's shoreline. None of the studies address climate change.Gibbs, the lead author in the study, said there is no national erosion average from the previous studies, but most places showed shoreline...
Walrus populations may need protection

...and 1999, possibly due to overabundance of walrus and relatively high harvests in the 1980s. However, the study's lead author, Rebecca Taylor, said other factors - such as lower availability of food, potentially because of sea ice loss - couldn't...

...percent as large as it was before 1905."For us, this is a great conservation success story," said Cole Monnahan, a lead author of the paper published Friday in the journal Marine Mammal Science. "We caught way too many whales from this population...
Bees aren't the only pollinators you can attract

...and in a shorter time," he said.Eric Mader, assistant director of The Xerces Society's pollinator program and lead author of its new guide, "Farming With Native Beneficial Insects" (Storey Publishing), says, "Honeybees always will...
Report: More acidic seawater poses risks in Alaska

...carbon dioxide. Circulation patterns also bring more acidic deep-ocean water to the surface, the agency said.Co-lead author of the study, NOAA oceanographer Jeremy Mathis, said the goal was to try to quantify the potential risk and impacts...
25 years later, Exxon Valdez spill effects linger

...dissecting sea otter carcasses collected from beaches and frozen.The U.S. Geological Survey research biologist is the lead author of a federal study released last month that concludes that sea otters have finally returned to pre-spill numbers.
News place and simply cannot pack up their bags and move?Hausner examines that dilemma and its ramifications as the lead author of a new study - "Life in a Fishbowl: Prospects for the endangered Devils Hole pupfish in a changing climate."The...


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