Guantánamo: From Prison to Marine Conservation Peace Park

Elizabeth Kolbert writes about the dream to turn Gitmo into a state-of-the-art marine research institution and peace park in The New Yorker.

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Research

Role of Cetaceans in Ecosystem Functioning

Workshop report, Role of Cetaceans in Ecosystem Functioning: Defining Marine Conservation Policies in the 21st Century, from the 28th International Congress for Conservation Biology in Cartagena. Read it here

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Cuban Marine Ecology and Conservation, Bulletin of Marine Science

Joe Roman and Patricia González Díaz guest edit a special issue on Cuban marine ecology and conservation in the Bulletin of Marine Science. The issue celebrates the opening of peer review to Cuban scientists for the first time since US policy prohibited publication by Cubans. Open access articles can be found here.

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Slow conservation

Roman, J. 2016.
Trends in Ecology and Evolution 31: 491-493

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Reboot Gitmo for U.S.-Cuba research diplomacy

Roman, J., and J. Kraska. 2016.
Science 351: 1258-1260.
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Global nutrient transport in a world of giants

Doughty, C. E., J. Roman, S. Faurby, A. Wolf, A. Haque, E. S. Bakker, Y. Malhi, J. B. Dunning Jr., and J.-C. Svenning. 2015.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences doi/10.1073/pnas.1502549112.

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Lifting baselines to address the consequences of conservation success

Roman, J., M. Dunphy-Daly, D. W. Johnston, and A. J. Read. 2015.
Trends in Ecology and Evolution 30: 299-302.

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Baleen whales host a unique gut microbiome with similarities to both carnivores and herbivores

Sanders, J. G., A. C. Beichman, J. Roman, J. J. Scott, D. Emerson, J. J. McCarthy, and P. R. Girguis. 2015.
Nature Communications 6: 8285

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The Multiscale Integrated Model of Ecosystem Services (MIMES): Simulating the interactions of coupled human and natural systems

Boumans, R., J. Roman, I. Altman, and L. Kaufman. 2015.
Ecosystem Services 12: 30-41.

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Are genes faster than crabs? Mitochondrial introgression exceeds larval dispersal during population expansion of the invasive crab Carcinus maenas

Darling, J., A. Blakeslee, E.Yi-Hsin, and J. Roman. 2014.
Royal Society Open Science 1: 140202.

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Whales as marine ecosystem engineers

Roman, J., J. Estes, L. Morrisette, C. Smith, D. Costa, J. McCarthy, J. B. Nation, S. Nicol, A. Pershing, and V. Smetacek. 2014.
Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 12: 377-385.
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