Research articles that will be published in the September 2008 issue of BioScience are as follows:
The Molecular Biology Toolbox and Its Use in Basic and Applied Insect Science. Michel Cusson.
The sequencing and annotation of insect genomes and comparative genomics are providing new insights into the molecular underpinnings of insect-specific processes. These have led to a variety of biotechnological applications to pest management, some with large economic potential.
Vulnerability of Permafrost Carbon to Climate Change: Implications for the Global Carbon Cycle. Edward A. G. Schuur and colleagues.
A new assessment indicates that 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 release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and thus further warming. Note: this article is the subject of a separate press release posted today, under embargo until Sep. 1, titled "Thawing Permafrost Likely to Boost Global Warming."
Unintended Consequences of Urbanization for Aquatic Ecosystems: A Case Study from the Arizona Desert. W. John Roach, James B. Heffernan, Nancy B. Grimm, J. Ramn Arrowsmith, Chris Eisinger, and Tyler Rychener.
Indian Bend Wash, an urbanizing watershed in Arizona, provides a case study of how human alteration of land cover, stream channels, and hydrology can dramatically affect ecosystem processes, including nutrient cycling, both intentionally and otherwise.
Warfare Ecology. Gary E. Machlis and Thor Hanson.
War has extensive ecological consequences. The authors outline warfare ecology as a new field of study, provide a taxonomy of warfare for organizing the field, review research conducted to date, and propose research directions and policy implications ar
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