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Transactions of the American Fisheries Society | Year: 2012
Anadromous fishes represent an important ecosystem linkage between marine and inland aquatic and terrestrial habitats. These fishes carry organic matter and marine-derived nutrient (MDN) subsidies across a vast landscape, often with profound influences on recipient ecosystem food web structure and function. In the Columbia River basin, century-long declines in the abundance of anadromous fish populations have focused attention on potential mitigation efforts to address MDN deficits. In this study, we evaluate components of the stream food web response (periphyton,macroinvertebrate, and fish) to pasteurized salmon carcass analog (SCA) treatments in 15 streams across the Columbia River basin. Periphyton standing crop, macroinvertebrate density, and salmonid fish growth rates and stomach fullness measures increased following the addition of SCA. We found no significant change in dissolved nutrient concentrations after treatment, suggesting that biological demand exceeded supply. Nitrogen stable isotope signatures confirmed trophic transfer fromSCA to lower trophic levels but were noticeably weak in fish tissue samples despite our marked growth and stomach fullnessmeasures. These data indicate that SCA has the potential to increase the productivity of nutrient-limited freshwater ecosystems and may provide a nutrient mitigation tool in ecosystems where MDNs are severely limited or unavailable. © American Fisheries Society 2012.
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Field Nation Complete is the cloud-based SaaS solution for total workforce management. Manage, deploy and measure your complete workforce, including full-time employees, vendors, and independent contractors in a single administrative platform
News Article | September 10, 2015
MINNEAPOLIS – Sept. 3, 2015 – Field Nation, the contingent work platform for business, today announced it has been included in a new report from Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) called, “Human Cloud Landscape: 2015 Update.” The Human Cloud is an emerging $10 billion+ industry characterized by websites, apps and other digital platforms built to help organizations or individuals transact or complete various types of work arrangements using a computer, mobile phone or other digital device. “This report includes a ranked list of the largest providers in the world, measured by 2014 gross spend, as well as global market estimates by spend category, how work is performed, and whether end users are primarily businesses or consumers,” said David Francis, research analyst at SIA and author of the report. “Collectively, we estimate these platforms accounted for between $8.9 and $11.1 billion in spend around the world. It’s hard to even call it emerging anymore. That said, the space is evolving rapidly, and stakeholders that have an interest in the independent/ temporary workforce should sit up and take note.” The company is categorized as a Freelancer Management System, a sub-segment of Online Staffing Platforms, and is the second largest such provider on the list. Field Nation ranked 14th overall in the broader Human Cloud category. “Staffing Industry Analysts is among the top advisors tracking the contingent workforce market,” said Mynul Khan, founder and CEO of Field Nation. “The Human Cloud Landscape report is unique in that it looks at companies established to help people complete on-demand work with contract and contingent labor. We’re pleased that Field Nation is recognized as a leader in our industry.” Since its launch in 2008, Field Nation has grown dramatically. The company evolved its web platform and SaaS-based offering, which enables organizations to connect with skilled independent workers, manage projects with workflow management tools, and pay contractors as soon as work is completed. Field Nation appeared on the Inc. 500 list of Fastest Growing American Companies in 2013 and 2014. In May 2015, Field Nation purchased FieldSolutions as part of its strategic growth initiative. Today, the company employs more than 100 professionals. SIA members can download the Human Cloud Landscape report at: www.staffingindustry.com/eng/Research-Publications/Research-Topics/Region-Europe/The-Human-Cloud-Landscape Field Nation (www.fieldnation.com) is the most complete Freelancer Management System (FMS) and SaaS-based project-management solution available. The online work platform quickly connects organizations with the highly skilled external, extended workforce in order to get more work completed – anywhere and at any time. The cloud-based platform enables companies to find, hire and pay contractors, manage projects and operate more efficiently. With more than 60,000 service providers in its network, Field Nation serves as a catalyst for business growth and ensures successful collaborations around the world.
News Article | September 10, 2015
App Enables Users to Get Work, Complete Work and Get Paid Faster While in the Field MINNEAPOLIS – Aug. 24, 2015 – Field Nation, the contingent work hub for business, today launched its new iOS application. The Field Nation app, which allows businesses and independent contractors to find and manage work from their iPhone, is free to download from the iTunes App Store. The new Field Nation app allows contractors to keep track of required tasks while performing jobs on-site. Users no longer have to log into a computer to update the status of their work or search for new assignments. In addition, businesses get real-time visibility and faster responses to project communications and published work opportunities. “At Field Nation we have made a conscious effort to completely power the mobile workforce and our users,” said Mynul Khan, CEO. “With 70 percent of Field Nation users on Andriod systems and 30 percent on iOS, we have now equipped everyone with the power of a mobile app so they can be more effective while out in the field.” In addition to real-time communication tied to work orders, the Field Nation app provides users with several features currently unavailable with other marketplace applications. Field Nation iOS app features include: The Field Nation app for iOS users empowers on-site work management so businesses and contractors can get their work done anytime and anywhere, whether they are in the field or on-the-go. “Our app allows buyers real-time visibility into each project, quick updates on issues and concerns faced by providers on site and immediate completion notifications, all of which ensure better fulfillment rates and improved accuracy,” said Travis Emslander, Chief Technical Officer at Field Nation. “Service providers will find it easier to upload deliverables, access opportunities while in the field, and view tasks, work requirements and deliverables without having to log in to a computer.” The Field Nation mobile apps for Android and iOS operate the same as the current mobile-optimized website, and users can continue to use both as needed. Field Nation (www.fieldnation.com) is the most complete Freelancer Management System (FMS) and SaaS-based project-management solution available. The online work platform quickly connects organizations with the highly skilled external, extended workforce in order to get more work completed – anywhere and at any time. The cloud-based platform enables companies to find, hire and pay contractors, manage projects and operate more efficiently. With more than 60,000 service providers in its network, Field Nation serves as a catalyst for business growth and ensures successful collaborations around the world.
News Article | September 10, 2015
Work intermediation platform Field Nation announced Thursday it closed a $30 million investment round led by Susquehanna Growth Equity (SGE). This funding event represents strong investor confidence in Field Nation’s potential, as well as a continuing flow of capital into the emerging work intermediation platform (WIP) space. From a services procurement and contingent workforce management standpoint, this investor backing further validates our view that WIPs will continue to evolve to become a significant part of the future contingent workforce ecosystem. Spend Matters has been covering the emerging WIP space, which includes Field Nation. We last reported on the company after its acquisition of FieldSolutions in May. Field Nation, based in Minneapolis, with more than 100 employees, describes itself as a “complete freelancer management system (FMS) and SaaS-based project-management solution.” The company reported $62 million in marketplace transactions in 2014, with about 1,000 business clients and a network of more than 65,000 service providers (i.e., contactors). Field Nation also reports that, since its founding in 2008, the business has been growing profitably by at least 65% annually. Field Nation is a notable WIP for a number or reasons. First, it is one of the few platforms that intermediate engagements of contingent workers to perform on-location work. Second, it is a work platform business that appears to be successfully evolving its business model. Starting as a marketplace through which companies could engage independent technical field service contractors offering their services, the company has continued to develop its platform. For example, Staffing Industry Analysts has included Field Nation in its shortlist of FMS, signifying that the platform has also geared itself toward supporting individual enterprises to manage their own private contractor networks. “The broader platform extends the marketplace through Field Nation Complete™, a SaaS solution that delivers a complete work management solution when organizations require the combined experience of their internal and external workforce,” the company said Thursday in a press release announcing the funding event. Field Nation also distinguishes itself as a rare case of a growing platform business that has been self-funded for over 7 years since its founding. “Bucking current funding trends, the company first built a profitable business before seeking external investment,” it said in the press release. Competitor Work Market, for example, was founded in 2010 and has raised $35 million in capital in 3 rounds since then. The funding from the latest investment round will be used, the company said, in 3 main areas: It is this last targeted area of investment that is perhaps the most interesting. Field Nation, like its 2 direct competitors in the technical field services segment, Work Market and Onforce (now a part of Beeline), has been attempting to extend its FMS offerings to additional vertical markets. It now appears that Field Nation will get a boost in pursuing its expansion.