July-September 2006

CM Cover V7N3 July September 2006

Features

EVOLUTIONARY TINKERING Cover Story
A small group of latter-day Noahs is beginning to explore radical new ways to help species ride out the currrent wave of extinctions.
by Scott Norris

DIG DEEPER
When context is lost, what kind of tales can biological relics tell? Paleoecologists are forcing us again and again to rethink what was once established fact.
by Douglas Fox

FISH FUTURES Print Only
George Sugihara thinks the way fish quotas are set is all wrong. Instead, he wants to tap into people’s baser instincts by treating fish catches like tradable poker chips.
by Rex Dalton

Innovations

THE GREATEST MAP ON EARTH
Spin around the planet in 3-D or zoom to a single ant colony.
by Nancy Bazilchuk

HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO OCEAN CURRENTS
Follow the sweep and surge of ocean currents in real time.
by Nancy Bazilchuk

SKYSCRAPER HABITATS
24,000 hectares of London roofs revamped into ecological real estate.
by Nancy Bazilchuk

Numbers In Context

DEPOPULATION BOMB
The same forces that fueled population acceleration are now driving precipitous declines.
But be careful what you wish for.
by Phillip Longman

Essays

IMPURITIES Print Only
by Barbara Hurd

Journal Watch

Extinction Blind Spots

Exotic Herbivores Promote Plant Invastions

Endemism as a Surrogate for Biodiversity

Pollination Crisis in Biodiversity Hotspots

Culling Coyotes Doesn’t Pay Off

“Seal-friendly” Nets Overrated

Invasive Plants Evade Herbivores with Novel Toxins

Books

BOOK REVIEWS

From Readers

YOUR LETTERS AND COMMENTS Print Only

Think Again

A WARM, COMFORTABLE BLIND SPOT
by Tim Flannery

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