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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Springer Announces New Open-Access Journals

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that Springer is launching a new open access journal program called SpringerOpen. See the program's website for upcoming titles and publication guidelines.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Show Me the Honey: Sainsbury's Hive Network Aids Bee Crisis

Read the full story at Fast Company.

Bees are the buzzing guardians of the food chain--without them, some of our favorite fruits and vegetables (strawberries, almonds, watermelon, and cucumbers, to name a few) would never get pollinated. That realization--along with a deepening of bee crisis --has prompted British grocery chain Sainsbury's to build a network of bee hotels across London.

Monday, June 21, 2010

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Launches Scientific Journals

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced the release of the inaugural issue of the public domain Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management (JFWM) and the re-launch of the prestigious North American Fauna (NAF). These Web based journals focus on the practical application and integration of science to the conservation and management of North American fish, wildlife, plants, and the ecosystems upon which they depend.

The Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management, which can be found at, publishes original, high-quality, scientific papers on practical applications for conservation of fish, wildlife, plants, ecology, and land management in North America. Scientists are welcome to submit manuscripts to The Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management and North American Fauna regardless of professional or personal affiliation, as the scientific standards of the peer review process are applied equally to all.

North American Fauna began in 1889, and continued regularly through issue #76 in 1991. The Service is reviving this prestigious journal, which will publish monographs on an array of topics relating to North American vertebrates, invertebrates, and plants. Submitted manuscripts must be detailed enough to be considered among the authoritative publications on the topic or species covered. Digitized versions of historical issues are available at

Friday, June 11, 2010

Aquatic Life Declines at Early Stages of Urban Development

Read the full press release from the U.S. Geological Survey.

The number of native fish and aquatic insects, especially those that are pollution sensitive, declines in urban and suburban streams at low levels of development — levels often considered protective for stream communities, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey.
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