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September 29, 2017

Developing a vision for an integrated Darwin Harbour report card

I traveled to Darwin, the Capital city of the Northern Territory of Australia, in order to work with the Darwin Harbour Advisory Committee on developing a vision for an integrated report card for Darwin Harbour. Karen Gibb, Charles Darwin University professor and chair of the Darwin Harbour Advisory Committee, hosted my visit. Jane Thomas, a […]

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September 14, 2017

Walt Whitman and The Celebration of Nature

I celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. This is how Walt Whitman’s poem “Song of Myself” begins. With 52 sections, it is the longest poem in his book Leaves of Grass, and it is considered to be his […]

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September 12, 2017

Exploring an Ecosystem in Transition: On the Road to Flamingo II

We saw possible signs of the Everglades’ response to accelerated sea level rise at our next stop, the Pay-hay-okee overlook. Beyond Taylor Slough the road continues west through rocky pineland upland habitat before heading south through freshwater marl prairie. The overlook is built on the edge of Shark River Slough, the park’s other, larger flow […]

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September 8, 2017

Exploring an Ecosystem in Transition: The Road to Flamingo

The Florida Everglades is an ecosystem in transition, but is it transitioning toward a condition that people find desirable? This is a question that the Everglades report card may be able to answer. Currently, the Integration and Application Network is working with water managers and ecologists to incorporate an environmental report card into the Everglades […]

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September 6, 2017

What Makes a Good Data Visualization?

As the only two Science Communication Assistants on the Integration and Application Network’s little team, it was a great feeling for Emily Nastase and I to venture out on our own and attend a workshop in New York City in search of new ways to present data and expand our science visualization toolboxes. The workshop […]

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