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Benthos News is a periodic news feed that serves to inform SFS members and non-members alike. Content of Benthos News includes:

  • summaries of high profile publications pertaining to freshwater science
  • summaries of government reports and public policy promulgations related to aquatic communities, freshwater ecosystems, and water resources
  • research and public policy activities of SFS members
  • major accomplishments of SFS committees
  • general tools for SFS members to better engage in public policy
  • objective, informative articles about controversial issues affecting aquatic communities, freshwater ecosystems, and water resources

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Benthos News Articles

7/5/2017

SFS announces logo redesign competition. Submissions due 21 Aug. 2017.

5/30/2017

Please take a short survey on the SFS logo redesign

3/16/2017

The SFS ad hoc committee on inclusivity is producing a short video to highlight why freshwater scientists value having a diverse and inclusive society

3/16/2017

Upcoming deadlines for the Fourth Symposium on Urbanization and Stream Ecology

3/6/2017

New BRIDGES cluster highlights rapid evidence synthesis in environmental causal assessments

8/30/2016

New publication describes the fate and ecological effects of amphetamine on biofilm, seston, and aquatic insect communities

5/12/2016

SFS Bibliography Update:  The 2014 SFS Bibliography is available. 

4/5/2016

New publication describes dataset developed to assess aquatic condition and watershed integrity

1/8/2016

Freshwater Science is now available on the new University of Chicago Press Journals website. 

9/8/2015

New BRIDGES cluster highlights catchment-scale stream restoration experiments

8/14/2015

Stream experiments no longer included in National Ecological Observatory Network

5/14/2015

New study funded to create nitrogen budgets and models

5/4/2015

Everglades restoration highlighted on Earth Day

4/30/2015

Opportunity to join the “1000 Intermittent Rivers Project”

4/21/2015

New BRIDGES cluster highlights the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)

4/8/2015

Literature review identifies trends and gaps in stream diversity studies

3/10/2015

Nutrient addition increases rate of detrital decomposition in streams

1/27/2015

A new concept for examining large-scale biological patterns in streams: now available

12/20/2014

Unexpected stoichiometric relationships observed between consumption and nutrient release of stream invertebrate fauna.

12/18/2014

SFS at the Council of Scientific Society Presidents meeting

11/11/2014

Low levels of anthropogenic stress in a watershed impact wetland organisms

10/16/2014

Molting mayflies hold their breath, have their lungs ripped out and then gasp for breath.

10/2/2014

Changes are needed to address water shortages across the globe

9/23/2014

 A recent NPR report described the northern Rocky Mountains as "the crown of the continent." The jewels of the crown are the glaciers and snowfields - and they are melting.

9/8/2014

Fish diversity negatively impacted by mountaintop mining activities

9/4/2014

FWS Featured Article: Congruence of community thresholds in Great Lakes wetlands

6/10/2014

Freshwater Science - BRIDGES cluster: The role of conservation partnerships between scientists and non-profit agencies in freshwater science and management

6/10/2014

Freshwater Science featured article: Spatial and temporal variability in recruitment of the cyanobacterium Gloeotrichia echinulata in an oligotrophic lake.

3/17/2014

SFS members pen Science policy forum article on conservation of temporary waterways

3/17/2014

Freshwater Science feature article: Nutrient flux, uptake, and autrophic limitation in streams and rivers

2/5/2014

3rd Symposium on Urbanization and Stream Ecology (SUSE) meeting in Portland, OR, May 15-17, 2014

11/1/2013

Comments invited on EPA report focused on connectivity of streams and wetlands to downstream waters

10/8/2013

Ruth M. Patrick (1907-2013), diatomist, stream ecologist and advocate

10/2/2013

EPA report predicts climate change impacts within 20 large U.S. watersheds

9/19/2013

FWS Featured Article: Hierarchical classification of stream condition: a house-neighborhood framework for establishing conservation priorities in complex riverscapes

7/25/2013

Glenn Wiggins, noted caddisfly taxonomist (1927-2013)

7/8/2013

Funding reductions affect stream gauges

6/10/2013

FWS Featured Article: Incorporating species traits into a predictive science

4/29/2013

Provincial government intervenes on behalf of Experimental Lakes Area

4/25/2013

Michael Hubbard, mayfly systematist, pioneer of open-access literature, 1946 - 2012

4/16/2013

FWS Featured Article: Reproduction and population patterns in a freshwater mussel

2/11/2013

William Coffman, authority on chironomids, 1942-2013

12/22/2012

Ken Stewart, invertebrate biologist, stonefly expert, 1935-2012

12/20/2012

FWS Featured Article: Characteristics of a temporary river rewetting

12/17/2012

Tom Waters, founding member and songwriter, 1926-2012

11/26/2012

Formation of a Groundwater-Wetland Interest Group

11/12/2012

Katharine "Tara" Willey, student SFS member,  1976-2012

10/31/2012

EPA releases application "How's My Waterway" that provides citizens with information on their local waterways.

10/5/2012

Colleagues remember Jim Sedell

9/17/2012

Don Webb, SFS member, aquatic entomologist, musician, 1939-2012

9/17/2012

FWS Featured Article: Possible climate-induced elevation shift of stoneflies

9/2/2012

Jim Sedell, River Continuum Concept author and pioneer researcher on the importance of wood in streams, passed away 18 August

8/13/2012

BRIDGES: Forest management practices based on emulation of natural disturbances (END)

8/2/2012

BRIDGES links aquatic sciences with other science discplines, policy and communication.

7/13/2012

Projected funding cuts to USGS biological and ecosystem research

6/21/2012

Canadian government to close Experimental Lakes Area

6/4/2012

FWS Featured Article: Relationship between food chain length versus temperature

5/14/2012

The National Global Change Research Plan 2012-2021 now available

5/5/2012

SFS session honors Richard Norris (1951-2011)

4/24/2012

Pat Mulholland, SFS Award of Excellence recipient (1952-2012)

3/12/2012

NSF highlights Vaughn’s research on threatened freshwater mussels and effects on ecosystems

3/2/2012

Wading for Bugs, a book on invertebrate natural histories by SFS members.

2/3/2012

Department of Interior releases draft climate adaptation strategy: public comment requested.

1/27/2012

A bill introduced in Fall 2011 is gathering widespread support to change mining and oil drilling practices on US public lands.

1/10/2012

"Pending legislation in the House of Representatives would require public release of sensitive material regarding peer review of federal grants including propriety intellectual information."

10/30/2011

U.S. Global Change Research Program Strategic Plan Public Comment Period

10/25/2011

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced he development of standards for waste water disposal related to “fracking”.

9/19/2011

National Climate Assessment requests comments and technical input on report and process

8/8/2011

White House report calls for increased attention to ecosystem services in federal agencies

7/14/2011

Bill Hilsenhoff, of the Hilsenhoff Biotic Index, dies (1929-2011)

6/2/2011

The Obama Administration has released a national Clean Water Framework in conjunction with the release by the U.S. EPA and Army Corps of Engineers of a revised guidance defining waters of the U.S.

5/9/2011

NABS inaugurates INSTAR, a new mentoring program for undergraduate students.

5/9/2011

A new study calculates the climate impact of natural gas extraction via ‘hydrofracking.'

4/12/2011

Three U.S. federal agencies have released reports related to the nation's freshwater resources.

3/27/2011

Dr. Stephen Carpenter of the University of Wisconsin-Madison was awarded the 2011 Stockholm Water Prize for his research into lake ecosystems.

2/16/2011

A new paper in Environmental Research Letters reports that the upper tolerable limit for P input to freshwaters have been exceeded.

1/14/2011

Kenneth Mackenthun, founding NABS member passes away

12/10/2010

AIBS and ASLO have posted an action alert to members asking them to defend the NSF's budget and peer review process.

12/7/2010

A 2009 JNABS paper by Steffen Pauls and colleagues was cited as a Fast Breaking Paper by Thomson Reuters.

11/30/2010

On December 3, 2010 scientists will discuss a proposed mining district in Alaska's Bristol Bay that may pose a threat to one of the world's largest salmon fisheries.

11/8/2010

A new USGS national assessment finds that nearly 90% of US streams and rivers have altered flow.

11/5/2010

AIBS provides legislative alerts and a listing of current legislation before Congress regarding freshwater science and education

10/14/2010

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service expands critical habitat protections for bull trout.

10/11/2010

Independent review supports EPA science on effects of mountaintop mining on aquatic ecosytems.

10/7/2010

A report by Vorosmarty and colleagues in the journal Nature summarizes threats to water security and freshwater biodiversity worldwide.

10/5/2010

The USGS has released a new circular showing little improvement or declines in the Nation’s water quality between 1992 through 2004.

10/1/2010

Four papers in BRIDGES provide examples and evidence that ecosystem degradation and recovery thresholds exist in streams.

9/23/2010

NABS now has a presence on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter

1/20/2010

Margaret Palmer and coauthors speak out regarding the irreversible damage inflicted by mountain mining and challenge the federal regulatory system.

12/31/2008

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1/14/2008

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