A comprehensive marine biodiversity observation network could be established with modest funding within 5 years, according to an expert assessment published in the May 2013 issue of BioScience.
BioScience, published monthly, is the journal of the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS; http://www.aibs.org). BioScience is a forum for integrating the life sciences that publishes commentary and peer-reviewed articles. The journal has been published since 1964. AIBS is a meta-level organization for professional scientific societies and organizations that are involved with biology. It represents nearly 160 member societies and organizations. The article by Duffy and colleagues can be accessed ahead of print at http://www.aibs.org/bioscience-press-releases/ until early June.
The complete list of peer-reviewed articles in the May, 2013, issue of BioScience is as follows. These are now published ahead of print.The Overlooked Terrestrial impacts of Mountaintop Mining.
Elisabeth E. Schussler, Nazan U. Bautista, Melanie A. Link-Pérez, Nancy G. Solomon, and Bruce A. SteinlyOpportunities for improving Aquatic Restoration science and Monitoring Through the Use of Animal Electronic-Tagging Technology.
Nicolas W. R. Lapointe, Jason D. Thiem, Susan E. Doka, and Steven J. CookeThe Last Call for Marine Wilderness?
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