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Jane Thomas
Senior Science Communicator

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

PO Box 775
2020 Horns Point Road
Cambridge, MD 21613
USA

Phone: (410) 221-2046
Cell: (410) 330-2645
Fax: (410) 228-3843
Email: jthomas@umces.edu

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PERSONAL DETAILS

NameJane Thomas
Emailjthomas@umces.edu

ACADEMIC DETAILS

2003Bachelor of Science Honours - Class I (Botany) from The University of Queensland, Australia
2002Bachelor of Science (Ecology; Marine Biology) from The University of Queensland, Australia

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

2003-Science Communicator, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
2003Research Assistant, The University of Queensland Centre for Marine Studies, Australia
2000-2003Tutor – The University of Queensland School of Life Sciences, Australia
1995-2003Advertising Officer and Media Assistant, The University of Queensland Office of Marketing and Communications, Australia

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS

Jane is a scientific communicator with skills in leveraging the visual arts to effectively interpret scientific and technical content for a lay audience as well as for scientists, with specific expertise in the preparation and production of environmental assessments and communication products.

Specialties

Science communication and information design.
Teaching and building capacity in the field of environmental assessments and communication.
Advice on communication tools and products.
Development and production of scientific graphics and maps.
Development, layout, and design of scientific communication products.
Collation and presentation of scientific research and information.
Analysis and production of environmental report cards and natural resource condition assessments.

Publications


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Peer-reviewed Publications

2013
Carruthers TJB, Beckert K, Schupp CA, Saxby TA, Kumer JP, Thomas JE, Sturgis B, Dennison WC, Williams M, Fisher T, Zimmerman CS (2013) Improving management of a mid-Atlantic coastal barrier island through assessment of habitat condition. Estuar. Coast. Shelf Sci. 116:74–86
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Books

2010
Longstaff BJ, Carruthers TJB, Dennison WC, Lookingbill TR, Hawkey JM, Thomas JE, Wicks EC, Woerner JL (2010) Integrating and Applying Science: A practical handbook for effective coastal ecosystem assessment. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 244 pp
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2009
Dennison WC, Thomas JE, Cain CJ, Carruthers TJB, Hall MR, Jesien RV, Wazniak CE, Wilson DE (2009) Shifting Sands: Environmental and cultural change in Maryland's Coastal Bays. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 396 pp
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2006
Thomas JE, Saxby TA, Jones AB, Carruthers TJB, Abal EG, Dennison WC (2006) Communicating Science Effectively: A Practical Handbook for Integrating Visual Elements. IWA Publishing, London, 136 pp
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Book Contributions

2010
Conner CS, Dennison WC, Thomas JE (2010) Chapter 4: Communication strategy: packaging and delivering the message for maximum impact. In: Longstaff BJ, Carruthers TJB, Dennison WC, Lookingbill TR, Hawkey JM, Thomas JE, Wicks EC, Woerner JL (eds) Integrating and Applying Science: A practical handbook for effective coastal ecosystem assessment. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, p 45–58
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Dennison WC, Thomas JE (2010) Chapter 2: Environmental leadership: achieving a sustainable future by fostering environmental champions. In: Longstaff BJ, Carruthers TJB, Dennison WC, Lookingbill TR, Hawkey JM, Thomas JE, Wicks EC, Woerner JL (eds) Integrating and Applying Science: A practical handbook for effective coastal ecosystem assessment. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, p 19–32
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Thomas JE, Hawkey JM, Jones AB, Wicks EC, Woerner JL (2010) Chapter 3: Communication products: creating a process for generating science communication products. In: Longstaff BJ, Carruthers TJB, Dennison WC, Lookingbill TR, Hawkey JM, Thomas JE, Wicks EC, Woerner JL (eds) Integrating and Applying Science: A practical handbook for effective coastal ecosystem assessment. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, p 33–44
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2009
Bricker SB, Dennison WC, Dunton KH, Ferreira JG, Hall MR, Herrera-Silveira JA, Longstaff BJ, Morales-Ojeda S, Onuf CP, Pastres R, Thomas JE, Wazniak CE (2009) The Coastal Bays in Context. In: Dennison WC, Thomas JE, Cain CJ, Carruthers TJB, Hall MR, Jesien RV, Wazniak CE, Wilson DE (eds) Shifting Sands: Environmental and cultural change in Maryland's Coastal Bays. IAN Press, Camridge, MD, p 175–210
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Cain CJ, Boward DM, Chalmers RJ, Charland JW, Clearwater DH, George JW, Grace JW, Hairston-Strang AB, Jesien RV, Johnson ZP, Lawrence L, Luscher AE, Munson KG, Sachs HM, Shedlock RJ, Sherwell J, Silaphone KS, Spaur CC, Thomas JE, Wilson DE (2009) Management of the Coastal Bays & Watershed. In: Dennison WC, Thomas JE, Cain CJ, Carruthers TJB, Hall MR, Jesien RV, Wazniak CE, Wilson DE (eds) Shifting Sands: Environmental and cultural change in Maryland's Coastal Bays. IAN Press, Camridge, MD, p 21–76
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Dennison WC, Cain CJ, Carruthers TJB, Hall MR, Jesien RV, Thomas JE, Wazniak CE, Wilson DE (2009) Conclusions and Recommendations. In: Dennison WC, Thomas JE, Cain CJ, Carruthers TJB, Hall MR, Jesien RV, Wazniak CE, Wilson DE (eds) Shifting Sands: Environmental and cultural change in Maryland's Coastal Bays. IAN Press, Camridge, MD, p 1–14
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Jesien RV, Bolinger A, Brinker DF, Casey JF, Doctor SB, Etgen CP, Eyler TB, Hall MR, Hoffman ML, Kilian JV, Kimmel TL, Luisi MP, Murphy RF, Tarnowski ML, Therres GD, Thomas JE, Wazniak CE, Wilson DE, Zimmerman CS (2009) Diversity of Life in the Coastal Bays. In: Dennison WC, Thomas JE, Cain CJ, Carruthers TJB, Hall MR, Jesien RV, Wazniak CE, Wilson DE (eds) Shifting Sands: Environmental and cultural change in Maryland's Coastal Bays. IAN Press, Camridge, MD, p 293–344
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Krantz DE, Schupp CA, Spaur CC, Thomas JE, Wells DV (2009) Dynamic Systems at the Land-Sea Interface. In: Dennison WC, Thomas JE, Cain CJ, Carruthers TJB, Hall MR, Jesien RV, Wazniak CE, Wilson DE (eds) Shifting Sands: Environmental and cultural change in Maryland's Coastal Bays. IAN Press, Camridge, MD, p 211–248
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Thomas JE, Woerner JL, Abele RB, Blazer DP, Blazer GP, Cain CJ, Dawson SL, McGinty MK, Schupp CA, Spaur CC, Uphoff JH, Wilson DE (2009) Isle of Wight Bay. In: Dennison WC, Thomas JE, Cain CJ, Carruthers TJB, Hall MR, Jesien RV, Wazniak CE, Wilson DE (eds) Shifting Sands: Environmental and cultural change in Maryland's Coastal Bays. IAN Press, Camridge, MD, p 101–116
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Thomas JE, Woerner JL, Abele RB, Cain CJ, Charland JW, Jesien RV, Silaphone KS (2009) St. Martin River. In: Dennison WC, Thomas JE, Cain CJ, Carruthers TJB, Hall MR, Jesien RV, Wazniak CE, Wilson DE (eds) Shifting Sands: Environmental and cultural change in Maryland's Coastal Bays. IAN Press, Camridge, MD, p 89–100
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Thomas JE, Woerner JL, Blazer DP, Cain CJ, Humphries EM, Lackie KM, Luckenbach ML, McCullough VM, Spaur CC, Wazniak CE (2009) Assawoman Bay. In: Dennison WC, Thomas JE, Cain CJ, Carruthers TJB, Hall MR, Jesien RV, Wazniak CE, Wilson DE (eds) Shifting Sands: Environmental and cultural change in Maryland's Coastal Bays. IAN Press, Camridge, MD, p 77–88
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Thomas JE, Woerner JL, Blazer DP, Luckenbach ML, Tarnowski ML, Wazniak CE, Wilson DE (2009) Chincoteague Bay. In: Dennison WC, Thomas JE, Cain CJ, Carruthers TJB, Hall MR, Jesien RV, Wazniak CE, Wilson DE (eds) Shifting Sands: Environmental and cultural change in Maryland's Coastal Bays. IAN Press, Camridge, MD, p 137–148
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Thomas JE, Woerner JL, Cain CJ, Casey JF, Hall MR, Jesien RV, Luscher AE, Schupp CA, Wazniak CE, Wilson DE (2009) Sinepuxent Bay. In: Dennison WC, Thomas JE, Cain CJ, Carruthers TJB, Hall MR, Jesien RV, Wazniak CE, Wilson DE (eds) Shifting Sands: Environmental and cultural change in Maryland's Coastal Bays. IAN Press, Camridge, MD, p 117–124
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Thomas JE, Woerner JL, Cain CJ, Charland JW, Haglan WC, Silaphone KS, Wilson DE (2009) Newport Bay. In: Dennison WC, Thomas JE, Cain CJ, Carruthers TJB, Hall MR, Jesien RV, Wazniak CE, Wilson DE (eds) Shifting Sands: Environmental and cultural change in Maryland's Coastal Bays. IAN Press, Camridge, MD, p 125–136
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Wazniak CE, Carruthers TJB, Dennison WC, Hall MR, Thomas JE (2009) Ecosystem Health Assessment. In: Dennison WC, Thomas JE, Cain CJ, Carruthers TJB, Hall MR, Jesien RV, Wazniak CE, Wilson DE (eds) Shifting Sands: Environmental and cultural change in Maryland's Coastal Bays. IAN Press, Camridge, MD, p 15–20
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Wazniak CE, Hall MR, Bailey EM, Boward DM, Boynton WR, Bratton JF, Carruthers TJB, Chalmers RJ, Cole LW, Cornwell JC, Fertig BM, Glibert PM, Jones AB, Jordan TE, McCoy J, McGinty M, Shedlock RJ, Sherwell J, Sturgis RB, Thomas JE, Trice TM, Wells DV (2009) Water Quality Reponses to Nutrients. In: Dennison WC, Thomas JE, Cain CJ, Carruthers TJB, Hall MR, Jesien RV, Wazniak CE, Wilson DE (eds) Shifting Sands: Environmental and cultural change in Maryland's Coastal Bays. IAN Press, Camridge, MD, p 249–292
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2004
Dennison WC, Carruthers TJB, Thomas JE, Glibert PM (2004) A comparison of issues and management approaches in Moreton Bay, Australia and Chesapeake Bay, USA. In: Wong MH (ed) Developments in Ecosystems Developments in Ecosystems volume 1: Wetlands Ecosystems in Asia: Function and Management. p 3–25
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Science Communication Publications

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2014
Thomas JE, Campbell JP, Costanzo SD, Dennison WC, Lehman M, Nisbet D, Nortrup M, and Parsons M (2014) Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Natural Resource Condition Assessment. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 134pp (Report)
Thomas JE, Bell PS, Campbell JP, Costanzo SD, Dennison WC, Donaldson L, Lehman M, Loncosky R, and Nortrup M (2014) Catoctin Mountain Park Natural Resource Condition Assessment. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 170pp (Report)
Thomas JE, Campbell JP, Carlstrom B, Carter M, Costanzo SD, Dennison WC, Hitchcock J, Lehman M, Nortrup M, and C. Stubbs C (2014) Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Natural Resource Condition Assessment. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 224pp (Report)
Integration and Application Network (2014) Ohio River Basin report card workshop newsletter. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 4pp (Newsletter)
2013
Integration and Application Network (2013) Upper Mississippi River Sub-Basin report card workshop newsletter. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 4pp (Newsletter)
Integration and Application Network (2013) 2012 Maryland Coastal Bays report card. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 5pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2013) More habitat means more fish. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 8pp (Brochure)
2012
Integration and Application Network (2012) 2011 Maryland Coastal Bays report card. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 5pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2012) A vision for effective and streamlined reporting in the Pacific. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 6pp (Newsletter)
2011
Di Carlo G and Thomas JE (2011) Seagrass Calendar 2012. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 14pp (Brochure)
McKinney L, Tunnell W, Harwell M, Gentile J, Dennison WC, Kelsey RH, Thomas JE (2011) A vision for the Gulf of Mexico Report Card. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 4pp (Newsletter)
Integration and Application Network (2011) Healthy Darwin Harbour: Pathways and Partnerships. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 4pp (Newsletter)
Thomas JE, Carruthers TJB and Dennison WC (2011) Lessons learned from the Natural Resource Condition Assessment program. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 1pp (Poster)
Integration and Application Network (2011) Great Barrier Reef Report Card Summary - 2009 Baseline. Reef Water Quality Protection Plan Secretariat, 4pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2011) Great Barrier Reef Report Card Regional Summaries - 2009 Baseline. Reef Water Quality Protection Plan Secretariat, 12pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2011) Great Barrier Reef Technical Report Card - 2009 Baseline. Reef Water Quality Protection Plan Secretariat, 134pp (Report card)
Thomas JE, Calzarette J, Campbell JP, Carruthers TJB, Cohen D, Dennison WC, Donaldson L, Landsman A, Lehman M, Nortrup M and Wenschhof E (2011) Antietam National Battlefield Natural Resource Condition Assessment. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 160pp (Report)
Thomas JE, Banasik A, Campbell JP, Carruthers TJB, Dennison WC, Lehman M and Nortrup M (2011) Monocacy National Battlefield Natural Resource Condition Assessment. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 148pp (Report)
Thomas JE, Campbell JP, Carruthers TJB, Dennison WC, Gorsira B, Lehman M and Nortrup M (2011) Manassas National Battlefield Park Natural Resource Condition Assessment. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 144pp (Report)
Thomas JE, Calzarette J, Campbell JP, Carruthers TJB, Cohen D, Dennison WC, Donaldson L, Landsman A, Lehman M, Nortrup M and Wenschhof E (2011) Antietam National Battlefield Natural Resource Condition Assessment - Executive Summary. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 7pp (Report)
Thomas JE, Calzarette J, Campbell JP, Carruthers TJB, Cohen D, Dennison WC, Donaldson L, Landsman A, Lehman M, Nortrup M and Wenschhof E (2011) Antietam National Battlefield Natural Resource Condition Assessment Resource Brief. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 2pp (Brochure)
Thomas JE, Campbell JP, Carruthers TJB, Dennison WC, Gorsira B, Lehman M and Nortrup M (2011) Manassas National Battlefield Park Natural Resource Condition Assessment - Executive Summary. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 7pp (Report)
Thomas JE, Campbell JP, Carruthers TJB, Dennison WC, Gorsira B, Lehman M and Nortrup M (2011) Manassas National Battlefield Park Natural Resource Condition Assessment Resource Brief. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 2pp (Brochure)
Thomas JE, Banasik A, Campbell JP, Carruthers TJB, Dennison WC, Lehman M and Nortrup M (2011) Monocacy National Battlefield Natural Resource Condition Assessment - Executive Summary. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 7pp (Report)
Thomas JE, Banasik A, Campbell JP, Carruthers TJB, Dennison WC, Lehman M and Nortrup M (2011) Monocacy National Battlefield Natural Resource Condition Assessment Resource Brief. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 2pp (Brochure)
Integration and Application Network (2011) 2010 Maryland Coastal Bays report card. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 5pp (Report card)
Carruthers TJB, Beckert KA, Dennison WC, Thomas JE, Saxby TA, Williams MR, Fisher T, Kumer J, Schupp C, Sturgis B, and Zimmerman C (2011) Assateague Island National Seashore Natural Resource Condition Assessment. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 182pp (Report)
Carruthers TJB, Beckert KA, Dennison WC, Thomas JE, Saxby TA, Williams MR, Fisher T, Kumer J, Schupp C, Sturgis B, and Zimmerman C (2011) Assateague Island National Seashore Natural Resource Condition Assessment - Executive Summary. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 12pp (Report)
Kaufman L, Sandin S, Sala E, Obura D, Rohwer F, and Tschirky J (2011) Coral Health Index (CHI): measuring coral community health. Science and Knowledge Division, Conservation International, Arlington, VA, USA, 16pp (Report)
2010
Integration and Application Network (2010) Living with the Sea: Local efforts buffer effects of global change. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 20pp (Report)
Integration and Application Network (2010) Conceptual Diagrams: Tools for Science Communication. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 4pp (Newsletter)
B.J. Longstaff, T.J.B. Carruthers, W.C. Dennison, T.R. Lookingbill, J.M. Hawkey, J.E. Thomas, E.C. Wicks, J. Woerner (2010) Integrating and Applying Science: A handbook for effective coastal ecosystem assessment. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 258pp (Book)
2009
Thomas JE, Beckert K, Cain C, Carruthers TJB, Dennison WC1, Fisher T, Jesien R, Kumer J, Longstaff BJ, Radcliffe G, Schupp C, Sturgis B, Wazniak C, Wicks EC, Williams MR and Zimmerman C (2009) Assessing the Coastal Bays of Maryland and Virginia: A comparison of approaches. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 1pp (Poster)
William C. Dennison, Jane E. Thomas, Carol J. Cain, Tim J.B. Carruthers, Matthew R. Hall, Roman V. Jesien, Catherine E. Wazniak, & David E. Wilson (2009) Shifting Sands: Environmental and cultural change in Maryland's Coastal Bays. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 418pp (Book)
Integration and Application Network (2009) South Caucasus region transboundary report card. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 4pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2009) South Caucasus region transboundary report card (Russian). IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 4pp (Report card)
2008
Integration and Application Network (2008) Integration and Application Network. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 1pp (Poster)
Integration and Application Network (2008) Maryland at Risk: Sea-level rise adaptation & response. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 3pp (Newsletter)
Integration and Application Network (2008) Comprehensive Strategy for Reducing Maryland's Vulnerability to Climate Change, Phase 1: Sea-level rise and coastal storms. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 44pp (Report)
Integration and Application Network (2008) River Journeys. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD (Book)
Integration and Application Network (2008) Reef Plan Monitoring: Marine Water Quality Impacts. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 3pp (Newsletter)
2007
Integration and Application Network (2007) Synthesising research, management, and monitoring. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 1pp (Poster)
Integration and Application Network (2007) Protecting Palau's natural heritage. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 3pp (Newsletter)
Integration and Application Network (2007) Beneficial use of dredged material to restore Chesapeake Bay wetlands. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 4pp (Newsletter)
2006
Integration and Application Network (2006) Ecosystem health report cards: an approach to integrated assessment. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 1pp (Poster)
Thomas JE, Saxby TA, Jones AB, Carruthers TJB, Abal EG and Dennison WC (2006) Communicating Science Effectively: A Practical Handbook for Integrating Visual Elements. IWA Publishing, London (Book)
Integration and Application Network (2006) Reducing flood damage in coastal Louisiana: Communities, culture & commerce. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 3pp (Newsletter)
2005
Integration and Application Network (2005) Utilizing spatially intensive data in monitoring Maryland's Coastal Bays. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 1pp (Poster)
Integration and Application Network (2005) Chesapeake Bay Environmental Models. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 4pp (Newsletter)
2004
Jones AB, Carruthers TJ, Pantus F, Thomas JE, Saxby TA and Dennison, WC (2004) A water quality assessment of the Maryland Coastal Bays including nitrogen source identification using stable isotopes. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 60pp (Report)
Integration and Application Network (2004) Conceptual diagrams: tools for science communication. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 1pp (Poster)
Wazniak C, Hall M, Cain C, Wilson D, Jesien R, Thomas JE, Carruthers TJB and Dennison WC (2004) State of the Maryland Coastal Bays 2004. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 48pp (Report)
Integration and Application Network (2004) Nutrient Management of Delmarva Soils & Waters. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 3pp (Newsletter)
Integration and Application Network (2004) Developing a Chesapeake Bay Report Card. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 1pp (Poster)
2003
Integration and Application Network (2003) Developing a Chesapeake Bay Report Card. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 4pp (Newsletter)
Integration and Application Network (2003) Hurricane Isabel and Sea Level Rise. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 3pp (Newsletter)