Keitt Lab alum, Tania Pena, just published a lovely paper applying network theory to marina metapopulations. She finds that under fishing pressure strong enough to collapse the metapopulation, the network goes through a series of changes in modularity, a measure of clustering.
A group in Austin is pursuing legal action to delist the Golden-Cheeked Warbler under the Endangered Species Act. (I was asked to comment.) They are using a study of the warbler by a group at Texas A&M that claims the bird is much more common than previously thought. Delisting can be a good thing -- it is the goal of a species management plan. Many