The Year in Ecology and Conservation Biology

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. NOTE: Annals volumes are available for sale as individual books or as a journal. For information on institutional journal subscriptions, please visit ACADEMY MEMBERS: Please contact the New York Academy of Sciences directly to place your order ( Members of the New York Academy Science receive full-text access to Annals online and discounts on print volumes. Please visit for more information about becoming a member.