marine ecology News

  • Postdoctoral Fellow - Marine protistan ecology and evolution

    This position has a duration of one year, with a possible extension depending on job performance and funding. Microbes play fundamental roles in all ocean ecology. Our primary focus is on eukaryotic phytoplankton, and variations in the communities of bacteria, archaea and heterotrophic eukaryotes, as well as viruses, that accompany different phytoplankton taxa. To investigate these complex ...

  • Link discovered between extreme weather event and marine ecological change

    Plymouth scientists have discovered evidence of a direct link between extreme weather events associated with climate change and episodic changes to the ecological conditions and processes of the marine environment of the Western English Channel. These modifications could have significant implications on how our coastal seas function in the future and ultimately, on the goods and services provided ...


    By Plymouth Marine Laboratory

  • Finding the ASX200 for marine ecosystems

    The state of an ecosystem can be understood by measuring the right ecological characteristics, just as the ASX200 index shows the state of the Australian stock market by following 200 selected stocks. CSIRO Wealth from Oceans Flagship scientist Dr Keith Hayes, one of the leaders of the project, says the difficult part is selecting which characteristics to track. “Ecosystems respond to multiple ...

  • Improved marine and weather forecast

    NOAA, USA, is now using enhanced weather and marine forecast models for the Great Lakes that will extend forecasts from 36 hours to 60 hours into the future to better serve commercial and recreational mariners, the shipping industry, emergency responders, water resource managers and the private weather industry. The Great Lakes Operational Forecast System (GLOFS) of NOAA's National Ocean Service, ...


  • Marine reserves improve with age

    Older marine reserves are more effective at protecting fish than newer reserves, according to a recent study. Reserves should be maintained for at least 15 years to allow fish numbers, particularly large, locally fished species, to recover. Marine reserves are established to protect marine biodiversity, including the conservation of fish species vulnerable to overfishing. By banning, or only ...

  • Ecological Catastrophe Overwhelms the Strait of Kerch

    A 'colossal' ecological catastrophe is growing even larger in the Strait of Kerch where at least 10 oil tankers and cargo ships loaded with sulfur were wrecked in a fierce storm on November 11. At least six sailors died in the wreckage. Now the storm in the Strait of Kerch is getting stronger, so it is not possible to stop the flow of oil into the sea and organize its collection and removal. ...

  • World is facing an ecological ‘credit crunch’

    The world is heading for an ecological credit crunch as human demands on the world's natural resources reach nearly a third more than earth can sustain. That is the stark warning contained in the latest edition of WWF’s Living Planet Report, the leading statement of the planet’s health. It shows that species and wildlife continue to decline, and around 50 countries are slipping into a state of ...


    By WWF UK

  • Coastal structures change marine ecosystems

    The urbanisation of coastal areas and introduction of man-made structures, such as jetties and seawalls, are changing marine environments. A new analysis highlights the impacts of these changes on marine plants and animals and suggests options to manage the detrimental effects. Many of the world's largest cities are in coastal zones and more than 75 per cent of people are expected to live within ...

  • Marine species richness is not highest at equator

    New research indicates that zones closest to the equator have less species diversity than previously thought. A research team from the University of Auckland has reviewed 27 previously published studies and used the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) to mine data on 65,000 marine species. The team, including doctoral candidate Chhaya Chaudhary, researcher Dr Hanieh Saeedi and Associate ...


    By PaR Systems, Inc.

  • The environmentally effective remediation of marine sediment

    31st July 2006: Following a series of successful trials around the world, Virotec’s patented technologies are set to penetrate the UK market to great environmental effect. Their innovative ViroSoil™ Technology has been shown to offer a viable and economic total treatment solution for contaminated marine sediment through the neutralisation of the acid generating capacity of the dredged ...


    By Clarity Authoring

  • Marine services: environmental protection & preservation

    We’re called Global Diving & Salvage but there’s much more to us than what’s in our name. Global offers expansive services beyond diving and salvage work, including environmental marine services. Our people, experience, and proven track record make us the top provider of marine services on the West Coast, with environmental crews based in Washington and California. ...

  • Zoology, ecology and botany 2008 impact factors

    Oceanography and Marine Biology retained top position in Oceanography and is second ranked in Marine & Freshwater Biology. Biofouling, following a 36% increase to 3.707, occupies 3rd place in the same category. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences rises to 7/155 in Plant Sciences with an Impact Factor of 6.206.Other T&F journals saw robust improvement in the latest Journal Citation ...


    By Taylor & Francis Group

  • Species and ecological communities get national protection in Australia

    Alpine habitat which provides a haven to threatened species and plays an important role supplying water to inland water resources as well as the worlds largest sea turtle will receive a greater level of protection under federal environment legislation, Environment Minister Peter Garrett said today. Mr Garrett today announced the addition of the ecological community, alpine Sphagnum bogs and ...


    By Australian Government

  • Collecting data to explore the ecological threat of nanomaterials

    The overall ecological impact of 10 engineered nanomaterials has been modelled for the first time using toxicity data from multiple living species. These models will allow researchers to assess the effect nanomaterials may have on both ecosystems and people. Engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) are small-scale substances measuring less than 100 nm in at least one dimension. They are increasingly used ...

  • Ecological Overshoot Day: pressure on our planet

    It's the perfect storm – Financial markets are falling, our economy is slipping into a recession, according to a report from the Global Footprint Network, of which WWF is a member, we are going into 'debt' when it comes to our ecological resources as well. The annual Ecological Overshoot day shows the point at which we use more of the planet's resource that it can replenish. And because of our ...


    By WWF UK

  • Tenure-Track faculty position in Marine Science and Conservation

    The Division of Marine Science and Conservation, part of the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, invites applications for a full time tenure track faculty position, based at the Duke Marine Laboratory on the North Carolina coast. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and offer students ...

  • Marine life in reefs and coastal waters critically endangered

    Many marine ecosystems are facing mass extinction as a result of human activity, such as habitat destruction, acidification of sea-water and overfishing. New research into the regions and species most at risk suggests that up to 90 per cent of large predatory fish stocks have disappeared, transforming complex food webs into simplified ecosystems dominated by microbes and algae. The research ...

  • Marine biodiversity: life in seas under threat

    Climate change, pollution, acidification, over-exploitation of fish stocks, invasive alien species all threaten life in our seas and consequently the services we obtain from them. The European Environment Agency’s (EEA) new short assessment of marine biodiversity takes a closer look at the ‘less known half’ of EU territory. It is not only about seafood or a romantic sunset, our oceans are ...

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