American Institute of Biological Sciences

Invasives threaten salmon in Pacific Northwest

Many native fishes in the Pacific Northwest are threatened or endangered, notably salmonids, and hundreds of millions of dollars are expended annually on researching their populations and on amelioration efforts.

Mar 02, 2009 4 / 5 (1) 0

Aquaculture's growth seen as continuing

Aquaculture production of seafood will probably remain the most rapidly increasing food production system worldwide through 2025, according to an assessment published in the January 2009 issue of BioScience. The assessment, by Jam ...

Jan 02, 2009 4 / 5 (2) 0

West Nile's North American spread described

The rapid spread of West Nile virus in North America over the past decade is likely to have long-lasting ecological consequences throughout the continent, according to an article in the November issue of BioScience. The m ...

Nov 03, 2008 4.7 / 5 (3) 0

Thawing permafrost likely to boost global warming

The thawing of permafrost in northern latitudes, which greatly increases microbial decomposition of carbon compounds in soil, will dominate other effects of warming in the region and could become a major force promoting the ...

Sep 01, 2008 3.4 / 5 (8) 0

Complex dynamics underlie bark beetle eruptions

Forest management that favors single tree species and climate change are just two of the critical factors making forests throughout western North America more susceptible to infestation by bark beetles, according to an article ...

Jun 02, 2008 3.5 / 5 (4) 0