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Western Ecology Division
Research Update
June 1999

../images/cor230.gif (57KB)   ball_red.gif (122 bytes) Additional expertise helps Division
    fulfill its evolving scientific mission

  ball_red.gif (122 bytes)  After leading WED since 1979,
    Director Tom Murphy steps down

  ball_red.gif (122 bytes) Genetically engineered bacteria spread
    in four-year alfalfa field experiment

 Click button to read research news:
ball_blu.gif (319 bytes) Scientists develop method to show costs and benefits of conserving biodiversity

ball_blu.gif (319 bytes) Wildfire in tropical Mexico emits
    additional 4.6 million tons of carbon

ball_blu.gif (319 bytes) Amphipods, given the choice,
   will opt for less-contaminated sediments

ball_blu.gif (319 bytes) WED scientist analyzes significance
   of episodic acidification on aquatic resources

ball_blu.gif (319 bytes) Data from regional hydrographs
   helpful in studies of local wetlands

ball_blu.gif (319 bytes) Biodiversity study: a two-stage problem
   that can be analyzed on various scales

ball_blu.gif (319 bytes) Amphibians, fish sensitive to fertilizer
   but not at concentrations found in field

 

ball_blu.gif (319 bytes)  Combination of data needed to assess
    variables that affect forest ecosystems

ball_blu.gif (319 bytes) Research finds 4 species of pine trees
   tolerant of Smoky Mountains ozone

ball_blu.gif (319 bytes) Ditching works to restore salt marsh creek
   but the return of natural systems is slow

ball_blu.gif (319 bytes) New ecoregion maps allow biologists
   to compare data across state lines

ball_blu.gif (319 bytes) Methods for measuring stream conditions
   set forth in revised monitoring manual

ball_blu.gif (319 bytes) Mid-Atlantic EMAP pilot study
   provides stream-selection process

ball_blu.gif (319 bytes) Scientists find & analyze differences in 2
    adjoining Olympic Peninsula basins

 

Select WED research news by subject:
ball_blu.gif (319 bytes) Aquatic toxicity
ball_blu.gif (319 bytes) Biodiversity
ball_blu.gif (319 bytes) Biocriteria
ball_blu.gif (319 bytes) Ecological modeling
ball_blu.gif (319 bytes) Ecoregions
ball_blu.gif (319 bytes) EMAP
ball_blu.gif (319 bytes) EMAP
ball_blu.gif (319 bytes) Episodic acidification
ball_blu.gif (319 bytes) Fertilizer toxicity
ball_blu.gif (319 bytes) Genetically engineered bacteria
ball_blu.gif (319 bytes) Global climate change
ball_blu.gif (319 bytes) Monitoring design
ball_blu.gif (319 bytes) New Personnel
ball_blu.gif (319 bytes) Ozone stress
ball_blu.gif (319 bytes) Stream surveys
ball_blu.gif (319 bytes) Wetlands
ball_blu.gif (319 bytes) Wetlands restoration
ball_blu.gif (319 bytes) Wildfires

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