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November 18, 2010

What must the elephants be thinking?

Summary: Perhaps the best way to solve the problem of linking ecosystem science and management is to recognize the social dimensions of ecosystem science. There were enough pachyderms parading around the Florida Keys Science Conference, last October, to fill center ring at the Ringling Brothers Circus. They were all over the place. Of course, everyone’s […]

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Discussion following Don Weller seminar on Effects of riparian buffers on nitrate concentrations in watershed discharges: new models and management implications

This blog post discusses the seminar given by Don Weller of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC), at the IAN Seminar Series on October 28, 2010. The variable proportion of nitrate removed by riparian buffers in the different physiographic regions was noted in the discussion. Also noted was the relative constancy of the absolute amount […]

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The National Parks of Guam and Saipan

Tim Carruthers and I have just completed two site visits to the War in the Pacific National Historical Park (WAPA) on Guam and the American Memorial Park (AMME) on Saipan. The IAN science communication workshops went really well and the parks’ managers and staff were very excited and engaged in forging two new products, a […]

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