As in past installments of The Year in Ecology and Conservation Biology series, this year s volume contains a diverse collection of timely reviews in conservation biology and scientific, policy, and management implications, including reviews in the following areas: The Marine Mammal Protection Act at 40: Status, recovery, and future of U.S. marine mammals; translocation of imperiled species under changing climates; ecology and conservation of ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) in a changing world; risks to biodiversity from hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in the Marcellus and Utica Shales; species–area relationships and extinction forecasts; and Bounded Ranges of Variation as a framework for future conservation and fire management.
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Risks to biodiversity from hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in the Marcellus and Utica Shales 1Erik Kiviat
Translocation of imperiled species under changing climates 15Mark W. Schwartz and Tara G. Martin
The Marine Mammal Protection Act at 40: status, recovery, and future of U.S. marine mammals 29Joe Roman, Irit Altman, Meagan M. Dunphy–Daly, Caitlin Campbell, Michael Jasny, and Andrew J. Read
Species–area Relationships and extinction forecasts 50John M. Halley, Vasiliki Sgardeli, and Nikolaos Monokrousos
Ecology and conservation of ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) in a changing world 62James B. McGraw, Anne E. Lubbers, Martha Van der Voort Emily H. Mooney, Mary Ann Furedi,Sara Souther, Jessica B. Turner, and Jennifer ChandlerBounded ranges of variation as a framework for a future conservation and fire management 92Max A. Moritz, Matthew D. Hurteau, Katherine N. Suding, and Carla M. D Antonio