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No. 216
December 2002

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Symposium to Explore Botanical Frontiers in Southeast Asia

Over the last decade significant new biodiversity discoveries and advances in the plant sciences have been made in the tropical areas of Southeast Asia through the collaborative efforts of local and foreign scientists. Exploration in many remote and poorly surveyed regions in such countries as Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar is uncovering new taxa of plants and animals and expanding the inventory of biodiversity. At the same time in China, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Malaysia innovative field and laboratory investigations have led to great strides in our understanding of the ecological complexity of habitats as well as the evolutionary history and genetic diversity of plants in this region. Despite these innovations the increasing rate of destruction of pristine environments necessitates rapid conservation action.

The 2003 Smithsonian Botanical Symposium, entitled "Botanical Frontiers in Southeast Asia: from the Discovery of the Earliest Flowering Plants to the Sequencing of the Rice Genome," will explore the numerous new developments in our knowledge of plant diversity in Southeast Asia by bringing together botanists from around the world for discussion and exchange. Topics will include recent fossil discoveries of the earliest angiosperms, ethnobotanical surveys, systematics and floristics, forest structure, conservation, and breakthroughs in genome technology.

The Symposium, to be held 28-29 March 2003 at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., follows the first two highly successful Smithsonian Botanical Symposia hosted by Botany. The 2001 conference, entitled "Linnaean Taxonomy in the 21st Century," addressed the fundamental question of how we name plants and animals in light of recent advances in understanding the evolutionary relationships of organisms. The 2002 conference, entitled "The Convention on Biological Diversity: The Globalization of Natural History Science," addressed the impact of the CDB on scientists and its ramifications for understanding the natural world.

The third José Cuatrecasas Medal in Tropical Botany will be awarded at the Smithsonian Botanical Symposium. This prestigious award is presented annually to an international scholar who has contributed significantly to advancing the field of tropical botany. The award is named in honor of Dr. José Cuatrecasas, a pioneering botanist who spent many years working in the Department of Botany at the Smithsonian and devoted his career to plant exploration in tropical South America.

The Symposium will include a day of invited speakers followed by a keynote address, and is being sponsored by the National Museum of Natural History, the Cuatrecasas Family Foundation, the International Association for Plant Taxonomy, and the United States Botanic Garden.

Two associated exhibits are planned to open to coincide with the symposium. At the National Museum of Natural History, "A Passion for Plants: Contemporary Art from the Shirley Sherwood Collection" will open in March. "Traditions in Elegance" will open in January at the U.S. Botanic Garden.

For more information and registration, visit <> or call 202-357-2534.

Fellowship Opportunities

In the summer of 2003, QLF Atlantic Center for the Environment will conduct a four-week fellowship program on land conservation and stewardship for conservation professionals from countries in the Caribbean and Latin America. Applications are now being accepted for both sponsored and unsponsored participants. The fellowship program is open to individuals working as leaders, staff or volunteers with a Latin American or Caribbean institution (NGO or relevant government agency) active in the areas of biodiversity conservation, marine/coastal protected areas, landscape conservation, or rural community development. Applicants should be able to work well in a group and participate actively in discussions. Proficiency in English is required. Other criteria include: project experience in one of the aforementioned areas; leadership potential as demonstrated by past work as a manager, citizen activist, organizer and/or educator; and ability to make use of and share the fellowship experience in one's work at home. Details are available at <> (Portable Document Format; 108k) and <> (Rich‑Text Format; 192k). The application deadline is 5 March 2003. For further information, contact Brent Mitchell, Director of Stewardship, QLF/Atlantic Center for the Environment, 55 South Main Street, Ipswich, MA 01938, USA; E-mail:

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Maehr, D.S., and Widen, P. 2002. International guest lectures promote conservation learning. Conserv. Biol. 16(5):1179-1183.

Majluf, P., Babcock, E.A., Riveros, J.C., Schreiber, M.A., and Alderete, W. 2002. Catch and bycatch of sea birds and marine mammals in the small-scale fishery of Punta San Juan, Peru. Conserv. Biol. 16(5):1333-1343.

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Marchesi, L., Sergio, F., and Pedrini, P. 2002. Costs and benefits of breeding in human-altered landscapes for the eagle owl Bubo bubo. Ibis 144(4):E164-E177.

Martell, D.L. 2002. Wildfire regime in the boreal forest. Conserv. Biol. 16(5):1177.

Martin, D., and Chambers, J. 2002. Restoration of riparian meadows degraded by livestock grazing: above- and belowground responses. Plant Ecol. 163(1):77-91.

Martín, J., and Lopez, P. 2002. The effect of Mediterranean dehesa management on lizard distribution and conservation. Biol. Conserv. 108(2):213-219.

Martínez-Cruz, B., David, V.A., Godoy, J.A., Negro, J.J., O'Brien, S.J., and Johnson, W.E. 2002. Eighteen polymorphic microsatellite markers for the highly endangered Spanish imperial eagle (Aquila adalberti) and related species. Mol. Ecol. Notes 2(3):323-326.

Marzluff, J.M. 2002. Fringe conservation: a call to action. Conserv. Biol. 16(5):1175-1176.

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Matarczyk, J.A., Willis, A.J., Vranjic, J.A., and Ash, J.E. 2002. Herbicides, weeds and endangered species: management of bitou bush (Chrysanthemoides monilifera ssp. rotundata) with glyphosate and impacts on the endangered shrub, Pimelea spicata. Biol. Conserv. 108(2):133-141.

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Meegaskumbura, M., Bossuyt, F., Pethiyagoda, R., Manamendra-Arachchi, K., Bahir, M., Milinkovitch, M.C., and Schneider, C.J. 2002. Sri Lanka: an amphibian hot spot. Science 298(5592):379.

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Mesibov, R., Bonham, K.J., Doran, N., Meggs, J., Munks, S., Otley, H., and Richards, K. 2002. Single-species sampling in Tasmania: an inefficient approach to invertebrate conservation? Invertebr. Syst. 16(4):655-663.

Michaud, J.P. 2002. Classical biological control: a critical review of recent programs against citrus pests in Florida. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Amer. 95(5):531-540.

Miyanishi, K., Bridge, S.R.J., and Johnson, E.A. 2002. Wildfire regime in the boreal forest - reply. Conserv. Biol. 16(5):1177-1178.

Morita, K., and Yamamoto, S. 2002. Effects of habitat fragmentation by damming on the persistence of stream-dwelling charr populations. Conserv. Biol. 16(5):1318-1323.

Muchai, M., Bennun, L., Lens, L., Rayment, M., and Pisano, G. 2002. Land-use and the conservation of Sharpe's longclaw Macronyx sharpei in central Kenya. Bird Conserv. Int. 12(2):107-121.

Nai-Bregaglio, M., Pucheta, E., and Cabido, M. 2002. Grazing effects on the floristic and structural diversity in mountain grasslands from central Argentina. Rev. Chil. Hist. Nat. 75(3):613-623.

Naka, L.N., Rodrigues, M., Roos, A.L., and Azevedo, M.A.G. 2002. Bird conservation on Santa Catarina Island, Southern Brazil. Bird Conserv. Int. 12(2):123-150.

Neel, M.C. 2002. Conservation implications of the reproductive ecology of Agalinis acuta (Scrophulariaceae). Am. J. Bot. 89(6):972-980.

Neilson, K.A. 2002. Evaporative water loss as a restriction on habitat use in endangered New Zealand endemic skinks. J. Herpetol. 36(3):342-348.

New, T.R., and Sands, D.P.A. 2002. Narrow-range endemicity and conservation status: interpretations for Australian butterflies. Invertebr. Syst. 16(4):665-670.

Newton, A.C., Allnutt, T.R., Dvorak, W.S., Del Castillo, R.F., and Ennos, R.A. 2002. Patterns of genetic variation in Pinus chiapensis, a threatened Mexican pine, detected by RAPD and mitochondrial DNA RFLP markers. Heredity 89:191-198.

O'Hara, T.D. 2002. Endemism, rarity and vulnerability of marine species along a temperate coastline. Invertebr. Syst. 16(4):671-684.

Ogden, R., Griffiths, T.J., and Thorpe, R.S. 2002. Eight microsatellite loci in the Caribbean lizard, Anolis roquet. Conserv. Genet. 3(3):345-346.

Olden, J.D., and Jackson, D.A. 2002. A comparison of statistical approaches for modelling fish species distributions. Freshwater Biol. 47(10):1976-1995.

Olech, W., and Perzanowski, K. 2002. A genetic background for reintroduction program of the European bison (Bison bonasus) in the Carpathians. Biol. Conserv. 108(2):221-228.

Ostertag, R., and Verville, J.H. 2002. Fertilization with nitrogen and phosphorus increases abundance of non-native species in Hawaiian montane forests. Plant Ecol. 162(1):77-90.

Pandey, D.N. 2002. Global climate change and carbon management in multifunctional forests. Curr. Sci. 83(5):593-602.

Panzer, R. 2002. Compatibility of prescribed burning with the conservation of insects in small, isolated prairie reserves. Conserv. Biol. 16(5):1296-1307.

Parsons, H., and Gilvear, D. 2002. Valley floor landscape change following almost 100 years of flood embankment abandonment on a wandering gravel-bed river. River Res. Appl. 18(5):461-479.

Parsons, K.M., Noble, L.R., Reid, R.J., and Thompson, P.M. 2002. Mitochondrial genetic diversity and population structuring of UK bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus): is the NE Scotland population demographically and geographically isolated? Biol. Conserv. 108(2):175-182.

Patirana, A., Hatch, S.A., and Friesen, V.L. 2002. Population differentiation in the red-legged kittiwake (Rissa brevirostris) as revealed by mitochondrial DNA. Conserv. Genet. 3(3):335-340.

Pearlstine, L.G., Smith, S.E., Brandt, L.A., Allen, C.R., Kitchens, W.M., and Stenberg, J. 2002. Assessing state-wide biodiversity in the Florida Gap analysis project. J. Environ. Manage. 66(2):127-144.

Pennisi, E. 2002. 100 frogs a-leaping for biodiversity. Science 298(5592):339-341.

Phillips, R.A., Patterson, D., and Shimmings, P. 2002. Increased use of ponds by breeding natterjack toads, Bufo calamita, following management. Herp. J. 12(2):75-78.

Pires, A.S., Lira, P.K., Fernandez, F.A.S., Schittini, G.M., and Oliveira, L.C. 2002. Frequency of movements of small mammals among Atlantic Coastal Forest fragments in Brazil. Biol. Conserv. 108(2):229-237.

Pitman, N.C.A., Jørgensen, P.M., Williams, R.S.R., León-Yánez, S., and Valencia, R. 2002. Extinction-rate estimates for a modern neotropical flora. Conserv. Biol. 16(5):1427-1431.

Pywell, R.F., Pakeman, R.J., Allchin, E.A., Bourn, N.A.D., Warman, E.A., and Walker, K.J. 2002. The potential for lowland heath regeneration following plantation removal. Biol. Conserv. 108(2):247-258.

Ramanamanjato, J.B., Mcintyre, P.B., and Nussbaum, R.A. 2002. Reptile, amphibian, and lemur diversity of the Malahelo Forest, a biogeographical transition zone in southeastern Madagascar. Biodivers. Conserv. 11(10):1791-1807.

Ranius, T., and Jansson, N. 2002. A comparison of three methods to survey saproxylic beetles in hollow oaks. Biodivers. Conserv. 11(10):1759-1771.

Rapini, A., De Mello-Silva, R., and Kawasaki, M.L. 2002. Richness and endemism in Asclepiadoideae (Apocynaceae) from the Espinhaço Range of Minas Gerais, Brazil - a conservationist view. Biodivers. Conserv. 11(10):1733-1746.

Reed, D.H., Briscoe, D.A., and Frankham, R. 2002. Inbreeding and extinction: the effect of environmental stress and lineage. Conserv. Genet. 3(3):301-307.

Reiner-Drehwald, M.E., and Drehwald, U. 2002. Sphaerolejeunea umbilicata (Lejeuneaceae): a critically endangered epiphyllous liverwort of the Andes. Bryologist 105(3):422-430.

Reinert, T.R., and Winter, K.A. 2002. Sustainability of harvested Pacú (Colossoma macropomum) populations in the northeastern Bolivian Amazon. Conserv. Biol. 16(5):1344-1351.

Richards, W.H., Wallin, D.O., and Schumaker, N.H. 2002. An analysis of late-seral forest connectivity in western Oregon, USA. Conserv. Biol. 16(5):1409-1421.

Roeder, A.D., Ritchie, P.A., and Lambert, D.M. 2002. New DNA markers for penguins. Conserv. Genet. 3(3):341-344.

Rogers-Bennett, L., Haaker, P.L., Karpov, K.A., and Kushner, D.J. 2002. Using spatially explicit data to evaluate marine protected areas for abalone in southern California. Conserv. Biol. 16(5):1308-1317.

Rothermel, B.B., and Semlitsch, R.D. 2002. An experimental investigation of landscape resistance of forest versus old-field habitats to emigrating juvenile amphibians. Conserv. Biol. 16(5):1324-1332.

Russ, J.M., and Montgomery, W.I. 2002. Habitat associations of bats in Northern Ireland: implications for conservation. Biol. Conserv. 108(1):49-58.

Said, S. 2002. Floristic and life form diversity in post-pasture successions on a Mediterranean island (Corsica). Plant Ecol. 162(1):67-76.

Sari, H.M., and Bilecenoglu, M. 2002. Threatened fishes of the world: Acanthobrama mirabilis Ladiges, 1960 (Cyprinidae). Environ. Biol. Fish. 65(3):318.

Schlaepfer, M.A., Runge, M.C., and Sherman, P.W. 2002. Ecological and evolutionary traps. TREE 17(10):474-480.

Shaw, P.W., and Adcock, G.J. 2002. Polymorphic microsatellite DNA markers for the Patagonian squid, Loligo gahi (Cephalopoda). Mol. Ecol. Notes 2(3):331-333.

Shetty, S., and Shine, R. 2002. Philopatry and homing behavior of sea snakes (Laticauda colubrina) from two adjacent islands in Fiji. Conserv. Biol. 16(5):1422-1426.

Shrestha, M.K., Golan-Goldhirsh, A., and Ward, D. 2002. Population genetic structure and the conservation of isolated populations of Acacia raddiana in the Negev Desert. Biol. Conserv. 108(1):119-127.

Sibly, R.M., and Hone, J. 2002. Population growth rate and its determinants: an overview. Philos. Trans. R. Soc. London. [Biol.] 357(1425):1153-1170.

Siebert, S., van Wyk, A.E., and Bredenkamp, G.J. 2002. The physical environment and major vegetation types of Sekhukhuneland, South Africa. S. Afr. J. Bot. 68(2):127-142.

Siitonen, P., Tanskanen, A., and Lehtinen, A. 2002. Method for selection of old-forest reserves. Conserv. Biol. 16(5):1398-1408.

Sinclair, A.R.E., and Krebs, C.J. 2002. Complex numerical responses to top-down and bottom-up processes in vertebrate populations. Philos. Trans. R. Soc. London. [Biol.] 357(1425):1221-1231.

Sinsin, B., Nobime, G., Tehou, A., Bekhuis, P., and Tchibozo, S. 2002. Past and present distribution of the red-bellied monkey Cercopithecus erythrogaster erythrogaster in Benin. Folia Primatolog. 73(2-3):116-123.

Smith, M.T., Bancroft, J., and Tropp, J. 2002. Age-specific fecundity of Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) on three tree species infested in the United States. Environ. Entomol. 31(1):76-83.

Smyth, A., Mac Nally, R., and Lamb, D. 2002. Comparative Influence of Forest Management and Habitat Structural Factors on the Abundances of Hollow-Nesting Bird Species in Subtropical Australian Eucalypt Forest. Environ. Manage. 30(4):547-559.

Squirrell, J., Hollingsworth, P.M., Bateman, R.M., Tebbitt, M.C., and Hollingsworth, M.L. 2002. Taxonomic complexity and breeding system transitions: conservation genetics of the Epipactis leptochila complex (Orchidaceae). Mol. Ecol. 11(10):1957-1964.

Stachowicz, J.J., Fried, H., Osman, R.W., and Whitlatch, R.B. 2002. Biodiversity, invasion resistance, and marine ecosystem function: reconciling pattern and process. Ecology 83(9):2575-2590.

Stein, B.A., Master, L.L., and Morse, L.E. 2002. Taxonomic bias and vulnerable species. Science 297(5588):1807.

Stoumboudi, M.T., Barbieri, R., Mamuris, Z., Corsini-Foka, M.J., and Economou, A.N. 2002. Threatened fishes of the world: Ladigesocypris ghigii (Gianferrari, 1927) (Cyprinidae). Environ. Biol. Fish. 65(3):340.

Stow, A.J. 2002. Microsatellite loci from the Cunningham's skink (Egernia cunninghami). Mol. Ecol. Notes 2(3):256-257.

Streiff, R., Mondor-Genson, G., Audiot, P., and Rasplus, J.Y. 2002. Microsatellite DNA markers for a grasshopper: Prionotropis hystrix rhodanica (Orthoptera, Pamphagidae). Mol. Ecol. Notes 2(3):268-270.

Sutherland, W.J., and Norris, K. 2002. Behavioural models of population growth rates: implications for conservation and prediction. Philos. Trans. R. Soc. London. [Biol.] 357(1425):1273-1284.

Thibault, J.C., Martin, J.L., Penloup, A., and Meyer, J.Y. 2002. Understanding the decline and extinction of monarchs (Aves) in Polynesian Islands. Biol. Conserv. 108(2):161-174.

Thompson, R.C., Crowe, T.P., and Hawkins, S.J. 2002. Rocky intertidal communities: past environmental changes, present status and predictions for the next 25 years. Environ. Conserv. 29(2):168-191.

Tobias, J.A., and Seddon, N. 2002. Estimating population size in the subdesert mesite (Monias benschi): new methods and implications for conservation. Biol. Conserv. 108(2):199-212.

Tomimatsu, H., and Ohara, M. 2002. Effects of forest fragmentation on seed production of the understory herb Trillium camschatcense. Conserv. Biol. 16(5):1277-1285.

Toro, M., Barragán, C., Óvilo, C., Rodrigañez, J., Rodriguez, C., and Silió, L. 2002. Estimation of coancestry in Iberian pigs using molecular markers. Conserv. Genet. 3(3):309-320.

Torres, E., Iriondo, J.M., and Perez, C. 2002. Vulnerability and determinants of reproductive success in the narrow endemic Antirrhinum microphyllum (Scrophularilaceae). Am. J. Bot. 89(7):1171-1179.

Trani, M.K. 2002. Terrestrial ecosystems and wildlife conservation. J. Forestry 100(7):35-40.

Truett, J.C. 2002. Aplomado falcons and grazing: invoking history to plan restoration. Southwest. Nat. 47(3):379-400.

Tserpes, G., Fiorentino, F., Levi, D., Cau, A., Murenu, M., Zamboni, A., and Papaconstantinou, C. 2002. Distribution of Mullus barbatus and M. surmuletus (Osteichthyes: Perciformes) in the Mediterranean continental shelf: implications for management. Sci. Mar. 66:39-54.

Tsuyuzaki, S. 2002. Vegetation development patterns on skislopes in lowland Hokkaido, northern Japan. Biol. Conserv. 108(2):239-246.

Vallan, D. 2002. Effects of anthropogenic environmental changes on amphibian diversity in the rain forests of eastern Madagascar. J. Trop. Ecol. 18:725-742.

Van Rossum, F., Echchgadda, G., Szabadi, I., and Triest, L. 2002. Commonness and long-term survival in fragmented habitats: Primula elatior as a study case. Conserv. Biol. 16(5):1286-1295.

Vange, V. 2002. Breeding system and inbreeding depression in the clonal plant species Knautia arvensis (Dipsacaceae): implications for survival in abandoned grassland. Biol. Conserv. 108(1):59-67.

Vecsei, P., Sucui, R., and Peterson, D. 2002. Threatened fishes of the world: Huso huso (Linnaeus, 1758) (Acipenseridae). Environ. Biol. Fish. 65(3):363-365.

Verity, P.G., Smetacek, V., and Smayda, T.J. 2002. Status, trends and the future of the marine pelagic ecosystem. Environ. Conserv. 29(2):207-237.

Villa-Castillo, J., and Wagner, M.R. 2002. Ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) species assemblage as an indicator of forest condition in northern Arizona ponderosa pine forests. Environ. Entomol. 31(2):242-252.

Vitalis, R., Riba, M., Colas, B., Grillas, P., and Olivieri, I. 2002. Multilocus genetic structure at contrasted spatial scales of the endangered water fern Marsilea strigosa Willd. (Marsileaceae, Pteridophyta). Am. J. Bot. 89(7):1142-1155.

Wang, S.Z., Hard, J.J., and Utter, F. 2002. Genetic variation and fitness in salmonids. Conserv. Genet. 3(3):321-333.

Watters, M.E., McLash, T.L., Aldridge, C.L., and Brigham, R.M. 2002. The effect of vegetation structure on predation of artificial greater sage-grouse nests. Ecoscience 9(3):314-319.

Wedekind, C. 2002. Sexual selection and life-history decisions: implications for supportive breeding and the management of captive populations. Conserv. Biol. 16(5):1204-1211.

Wezel, A., and Rath, T. 2002. Resource conservation strategies in agro-ecosystems of semi-arid West Africa. J. Arid Environ. 51(3):383-400.

Williams-Linera, G. 2002. Tree species richness complementarity, disturbance and fragmentation in a Mexican tropical montane cloud forest. Biodivers. Conserv. 11(10):1825-1843.

Williams, W.D. 2002. Environmental threats to salt lakes and the likely status of inland saline ecosystems in 2025. Environ. Conserv. 29(2):154-167.

Wisdom, M.J., Rowland, M.M., Wales, B.C., Hemstrom, M.A., Hann, W.J., Raphael, M.G., Holthausen, R.S., Gravenmier, R.A., and Rich, T.D. 2002. Modeled effects of sagebrush-steppe restoration on greater sage-grouse in the interior Columbia Basin, USA. Conserv. Biol. 16(5):1223-1231.

Wisdom, M.J., Wales, B.C., Rowland, M.M., Raphael, M.G., Holthausen, R.S., Rich, T.D., and Saab, V.A. 2002. Performance of greater sage-grouse models for conservation assessment in the interior Columbia Basin, USA. Conserv. Biol. 16(5):1232-1242.

With, K.A. 2002. The landscape ecology of invasive spread. Conserv. Biol. 16(5):1192-1203.

Wittig, R. 2002. Ferns in a new role as a frequent constituent of railway flora in Central Europe. Flora 197(5):341-350.

Woodwell, G.M. 2002. On purpose in science, conservation and government - the functional integrity of the earth is at issue not biodiversity. Ambio 31(5):432-436.

Woodworth, L.M., Montgomery, M.E., Briscoe, D.A., and Frankham, R. 2002. Rapid genetic deterioration in captive populations: causes and conservation implications. Conserv. Genet. 3(3):277-288.

Work, T.T., Buddle, C.M., Korinus, L.M., and Spence, J.R. 2002. Pitfall trap size and capture of three taxa of litter-dwelling arthropods: implications for biodiversity studies. Environ. Entomol. 31(3):438-448.

Yates, C.J., and Broadhurst, L.M. 2002. Assessing limitations on population growth in two critically endangered Acacia taxa. Biol. Conserv. 108(1):13-26.

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