Conservation Maven Newsletter
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February 17, 2010
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Citizen science: using birder lists to detect species decline
Researchers use 40 years of species lists collected by birders to detect avian population changes
Forests homogenizing as they become more species rich
Forests in Europe are homogenizing even though some measures of plant community health might suggest otherwise
Bird wing shape changing as possible adaptation to forest loss
A new study finds evidence that bird wing shape has changed over the last 100 years...But why?
Land conservation programs not strategically targeting projects to control growth
A study finds that land conservation programs are not targeting their efforts to promote smart growth
Bird communities as bioindicators of stream degradation
Riparian bird communities can function as indicators of early stream and riparian degradation...
New conservation books: February 2010 review
We profile the latest conservation books that have been published in the past 2 months....
Study links agricultural intensity with fish decline in streams
Intensive agriculture linked to fish community shift towards species tolerant of human disturbance...
Do biodiversity and carbon stocks overlap? The implications of REDD
How well do the planet's carbon stocks and biodiversity overlap and what does this mean for global conservation?
Urban airports: a key refuge for insect conservation
Conservation of insects in urban areas could depend on places like JFK Airport...
Conserving the jaguar: continent- wide assessment of habitat corridors
Study maps potential corridors between remaining areas of high jaguar density throughout Latin America...
Species vulnerability to climate change: sharks and sting rays
An innovative tool to predict vulnerability of multiple species across an ecosystem to climate change...
Wildfire protection: private landowners get free ride, society loses
A law meant to protect against wildfires is having a perverse effect on private landowners
Follow the money: do conservation expenditures match priorities?
For all the concern about setting priorities in conservation, how is the money actually being spent?
The impact of tidal flow restrictions on arid marshes
What happens to a wetland when you construct a dyke and cut off tidal flow for over two decades?
GRANTS: the latest postings from our Funding Board
Hawaii Coral Reef Initiative
Patagonia Environmental Grants
The Scott Neotropical Fund
Fisheries Restoration Grant Program - California
Youth in Conservation - Colorado
Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Grants
African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement Small Grants Fund
Lernar Gray Grants for Marine Research
MacArthur Foundation Caribbean Grants
MacArthur Foundation Madagascar Grants
The Christensen Fund Grant
Save the Tiger Fund
Royal Bank of Canada Blue Water Project Grants
The Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program
Coastal Counties Restoration Initiative
North American Wetland Conservation Act, Canadian Standard Grants
full Funding Board: click