BrowZine for iPhone is now available, dramatically expanding the ways you can engage with BrowZine to find, read and follow your favorite journals!
With this new release, you have the option to create a BrowZine Account. If you have BrowZine installed on your iPhone and iPad, you may now “sync” your My Bookshelf contents. If you add a journal to My Bookshelf or clear a new article notification from your iPad, it will automatically appear on your iPhone.
Data-Planet Statistical Ready Reference
This resource searches the Data-Planet repository of standardized and structured statistical data. Users can search and view charts, maps, and rankings of time series at the country, state, county, MSA, postal code, census-tract/block group level. This product provides summary information as well as detailed line item views.
ENVIROnetBASE provides online access to more than 130 handbooks in the environmental sciences. Subject areas include: earth science, ecology and ecological economics, environmental modeling and analysis, environmental and ecological risk assessment, environmental health and safety, environmental chemistry and toxicology, environmental engineering, geology, GIS, mapping and remote sensing, landscape ecology, resource management and sustainability, water science – technology and engineering.
New for 2014:
SAGE Research Methods Online
Provides an overview of research methods (quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods) across the social and behavioral sciences. Includes SAGE book and reference material on research methods, including the complete Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences, and editorially selected material from SAGE journals.
Streaming Video from Academic Video Online:
- Amazon (London, England: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), 2012), 34:25 mins
- Clouded Leopard Rescue (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2013), 30:59 mins
Streaming Video from Films on Demand:
Most read Ecology Letters papers July – September 2013
Rzhetsky A, Bagley SC, Wang K, Lyttle CS, Cook EH Jr, et al. (2014) Environmental and State-Level Regulatory Factors Affect the Incidence of Autism and Intellectual Disability. PLoS Comput Biol 10(3): e1003518.
A large U.S. study suggests environmental pollution might be contributing to autism risk, although the specific culprit toxins remain unknown. Researchers analyzed medical records and found a correlation between U.S. counties’ autism rates and their rates of genital birth defects in boys, which could be a sign of some common environmental contributors.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed to remove the gray wolf (Canis lupus) from the list of threatened and endangered species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The proposal comes not long after the recovery and delisting of the gray wolf in the western Great Lakes states and Northern Rockies as a result of three decades of successful management actions undertaken by federal, state and local partners. However, the Service is also proposing to maintain protection and expand recovery efforts for the Mexican wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) in the Southwest, where it remains endangered. The proposal includes the Service’s comprehensive review which determined that the current listing for gray wolf, developed 35 years ago, erroneously included large geographical areas outside the species’ historical range. In addition, the review found that the current gray wolf listing does not reasonably represent the range of the only remaining population of wolves in the lower 48 states and Mexico that requires the protections of the ESA – the Mexican wolf population in the Southwest.
Tech Tools: Marine Industries This episode of Tech Tools reveals the technological advances that will enable people to safely navigate the world’s waterways while also preserving the marine ecosystem. With current research focused on marine mammal risk mitigation, the future of ocean travel holds great promise.Copyright © 2012 by Switch International 24:01 mins
Tech Tools: Farming and Agriculture In this episode of Tech Tools, agricultural scientists and farmers work side-by-side to develop more sustainable (and eco-friendly) production methods. Recycled animal waste, genetically modified crops, and medicinal plants are are some of the areas farmers are looking to make a positive impact. Copyright © 2012 by Switch International 23:35 mins
Tech Tools: Building and Construction This episode of Tech Tools shed light on the major challenge facing today’s architects and construction workers: preserving historic architecture while also beginning the transition to sustainable, eco-friendly buildings.Copyright © 2012 by Switch International 24:33 mins