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Assisted migration: Good idea or misguided hope?

Assisted migration: Good idea or misguided hope?

The conifer tree Torreya taxifolia once grew in abundance in ravines along the Apalachicola River on the Florida panhandle (Godfrey 1988). After decades of decline, the species is now considered critically endangered according to the IUCN (Schwartz et al. 1995). In a...

Transferring flow-ecology knowledge

Transferring flow-ecology knowledge

Environmental flow assessment is an emerging approach for balancing the water needs of freshwater ecosystems with the water needs of human society. By using knowledge of how freshwater species respond to patterns in streamflow (i.e. their flow-ecology relationships),...

Rusty crayfish: front lines are moving fast

Rusty crayfish: front lines are moving fast

What freshwater bug is 3-inch long and crawls downriver nearly 10 miles a year and eat everything on its path? Answer: invasive crayfish. Two years ago, Laura Twardochleb from the Olden Lab published a comprehensive meta-analysis of the literature to summarize the...