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May 23, 2013

Scientific synthesis at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science: Part 4–Moving beyond synthesis

This post is part four of a four part series on scientific synthesis. In some cases, scientific synthesis is not the end product, rather it can be the start of a science application effort. In a case study to demonstrate the use of scientific synthesis which led to a science application effort, I will recount […]

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May 21, 2013

Scientific synthesis at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science: Part 3–Integration and Application Network approach to synthesis

This post is part three of a four part series on scientific synthesis. The Integration and Application Network (IAN) was created to facilitate scientific synthesis as part of science applications. In many respects, the linking of integration with application is crucial, and IAN projects tend to use synthesis in order to create effective applications. The […]

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May 17, 2013

Scientific synthesis at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science: Part 2–Faculty discussion about creating a ‘Synthesis Addiction’

This post is part two of a four part series on scientific synthesis. At our annual UMCES Faculty Convocation organized by the Appalachian Laboratory faculty senators Drs. Katia Englehardt and Matt Fitzpatrick, we discussed scientific synthesis and asked ourselves the following 4 questions: 1) How do we approach synthesis?, 2) How does UMCES facilitate synthesis?, […]

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May 15, 2013

Scientific synthesis at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science: Part 1–Overview

This post is part one of a four part series on scientific synthesis. The word synthesis is derived from the Greek word, syntithenai meaning ‘to put together’, and was first used in the latter part of the 1500s. The word integration is derived from the Latin word, integratus meaning ‘to render whole’, and was first […]

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April 18, 2017

Creating quality spaces of scientific synthesis

We recently held an open house in our new University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Annapolis Office. We had our guests locate their favorite location on a map of the Chesapeake region, and write three words to describe Chesapeake Bay. We then created a word cloud based on these results. Many of the seventy five people […]

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May 1, 2017

Leonardo da Vinci’s scientific visualizations: ‘Saper verdere’ or knowing how to see

In a paper titled “Visual literacy and science communication“, published in the journal Science Communication in 1999, Jean Trumbo uses the writings of Leonardo da Vinci to introduce the concept of visual literacy. Da Vinci called his visualization process “sapere vedere”, translated as “knowing how to see”. Da Vinci was a master of drawing and sketching […]

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January 19, 2017

Developing scientific stories for Chesapeake Bay submerged aquatic vegetation

The Integration and Application Network, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) is supporting an effort to synthesize Chesapeake Bay data to better understand how submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) can be used as sentinels for the health of Chesapeake Bay. A working group of scientists has been formed to analyze three decades of water […]

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April 25, 2016

How to organize and run short, productive and fun scientific workshops

The Integration and Application Network (IAN) regularly runs workshops with scientists and resource managers about a variety of topics in a diversity of locations. IAN has evolved various workshop protocols and tools that are regularly applied. There are several aspects that distinguish IAN workshops from typical scientific workshops. All workshop components need to be considered […]

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March 11, 2015

Chesapeake Bay Science and Management: A need for more effective scientific communication and adaptive management

Sabrina Klick, Stephanie Siemek, Wenfei Ni The Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) was established in 1983 and started the partnership between the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the state of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and the District of Columbia (NRC 2011). The partnership expanded in 2002 with the addition of Delaware, New York, and West Virginia under the […]

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June 11, 2013

Discussing jellyfish with scientific colleagues and Diane Rehm

On 4 June 2013, I joined a panel on the National Public Radio’s Diane Rehm Show at the WAMU studio in Washington, D.C. to talk about jellyfish. Diane had Lisa-Ann Gershwin, a jellyfish taxonomist who wrote the book “Stung: On jellyfish blooms and the future of the oceans” on the show. Jack Cover, general curator […]

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