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Tracey Saxby
Design Director + Senior Science Communicator

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

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

Email: saxby@umces.edu

Tracey Saxby Integration and Application Network Tracey Saxby Design Director + Senior Science Communicator Tracey Saxby Photo University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
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PO Box 775
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Cambridge MD 21613 USA

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PERSONAL DETAILS

NameTracey Saxby
Emailsaxby@umces.edu

EDUCATION

2001Bachelor of Science Honours - Class I (Marine Botany) from the University of Queensland, Australia
2000Bachelor of Science (Marine Science) from the University of Queensland, Australia
2000Bachelor of Arts (Spanish) from the University of Queensland, Australia
1999 Commendation from the Executive Dean for High Achievement

EMPLOYMENT

2013-presentDesign Director, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
2003-presentVisual Science Communication & Education Consultant
2007-2009Executive Director, Greener Footprints Society
2002-2003Science Communicator, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
2001Researcher - Riverfestival, Australia
2001Technical Assistant - James Cook University, Australia
2000-2001Tutor - University of Queensland, Australia
2000Technical Assistant - University of Queensland, Australia
2000Student Summer Scholarship - CSIRO Land & Water, Australia

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS

  • Impacts of climate change 
  • Creating innovative ways to visually present science and complex concepts
  • Science communication and information design
  • Ecology of marine & terrestrial ecosystems
  • Habitat-based ecosystem assessments
  • Ecosystem-based management

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Tracey has had an ongoing contract with the Integration & Application Network at the University of Maryland since 2003, collaborating with scientists and organizations both locally and internationally. With her unique background of science and graphic design, Tracey's passion is to bring science to life using eye-catching visual elements, making data instantly accessible, even across cultural and language barriers.

Her roles have included:

  • Transforming technical data, graphs, tables, and maps using her innovative skills in visual science communication.
  • Synthesis of data and technical reports; taking the key messages and making them more accessible to the general public as educational tools, or to managers and politicians to enable them to make informed decisions with the latest scientific research available.
  • Establish and maintain design direction for all IAN projects, including print and web products.
  • Oversee design work to ensure that development and quality is in line with overall creative vision for the project, and that it meets IAN and client expectations.
  • Supervise and mentor team members to continually enhance design competencies.
  • Creation of conceptual diagrams to communicate complex concepts or ecosystem processes.
  • Facilitation of habitat-based ecosystem assessments.
  • Layout and design of  brochures, e-newsletters, posters, presentations, reports, and books.
  • Creation and management of the IAN symbol libraries, which aim to develop a global symbol language for scientists, resource managers, community groups, and environmentalists worldwide. 
  • Organizing and facilitating workshops.
  • Creation of science communication training materials.
  • Organizing and teaching science communication courses. 

Organizations she has worked with include the National Parks Service (USA), United Nations Environment Programme (International), the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (Pacific), the Government of Samoa (Pacific), the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (Australia), Forest Trends (USA and Mexico), Maryland Department of Environment (USA), the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USA), Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (Pacific), University of Gothenburg (Sweden), and the University of Western Australia (Australia). 

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

Tracey co-founded Greener Footprints in 2005, a grassroots organization focused on waste reduction in Canada through education and community-based campaigns. The primary campaign of Greener Footprints focuses on reducing the use of plastic shopping bags across Canada. In March, 2007, Tracey proposed that the City of Rossland should be the first plastic-bag free town in Canada. Less than one year later, Rossland achieved a 75% reduction in plastic bag use through an extensive education campaign to raise awareness of consumers, and by creating partnerships between government, retailers, schools, and community groups. Through her efforts, Tracey has established a template of action for any community wishing to follow Rossland’s lead and she is now working with several communities across BC and AB. Tracey’s initiative garnered local and national media attention throughout the campaign, as well as a few awards.

AWARDS

  • 2008 West Kootenay EcoSociety Award for Resource Recovery
  • 2008 Earth Day Canada Hometown Hero – Top Ten Finalist
  • 2007 Shared Vision Magazine – Visionary

MEMBERSHIPS

  • 2005-present Co-Founder and Executive Director, Greener Footprints Society
  • 2008-2009 Director, Squamish Environmental Conservation Society
  • 2001-present Australian Coral Reef Society

SKILLS

  • Simplification of complex concepts and information for the general public or other stakeholders
  • Creation of infographics to communicate key messages and data
  • Visual science communication
  • Graphic design and web design using Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.)
  • Creation of symbols and conceptual diagrams to illustrate environmental problems
  • Brand development and logo creation
  • Research and writing, summarizing peer-reviewed science articles and technical reports
  • Education program development and administration
  • Teaching science communication courses 
  • Event planning and logistics
  • Supervision of part-time staff, interns, and volunteers
  • Project coordination
  • Fundraising for non-profit organizations
  • Presentations to community groups, schools, conferences, and government

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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2003
Saxby TA, Dennison WC, Hoegh-Guldberg O (2003) Photosynthetic responses of the coral Montipora digitata to cold temperature stress. Marine Ecology-Progress Series 248:85–97
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Books

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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Science Communication Publications

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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) Maryland's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act Plan. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 246pp (Report)
Integration and Application Network (2013) Helping your woodland adapt to a changing climate. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 18pp (Report)
Integration and Application Network (2013) Maryland's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan: Executive Summary. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 20pp (Report)
Rao NS, Carruthers TJB, Anderson P, Sivo L, Saxby TA, Durbin, T, Jungblut V, Hills T and Chape S (2013) An economic analysis of ecosystem-based adaptation and engineering options for climate change adaptation in Lami Town, Republic of the Fiji Islands. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 72pp (Report)
2012
Integration and Application Network (2012) Responding to major storm impacts: ecological impacts of Hurricane Sandy on Chesapeake and Delmarva Coastal Bays. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 20pp (Report)
Rao NS, Carruthers TJB, Anderson P, Sivo L, Saxby TA, Durbin, T, Jungblut V, Hills T and Chape S (2012) A comparative analysis of ecosystem-based adaptation and engineering options for Lami Town, Fiji. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 28pp (Report)
Integration and Application Network (2012) A vision for effective and streamlined reporting in the Pacific. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 6pp (Newsletter)
Lookingbill T, Bentsen CN, Carruthers TJB, Costanzo SD, Dennison WC, Doherty C, Lucier S, Madron J, Poppell E and Saxby TA (2012) Colonial National Historical Park natural resource condition assessment. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 156pp (Report)
Integration and Application Network (2012) Samoa 2012 Environmental Outlook: developing a vision for the next 50 years. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 4pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2012) Samoa 2012 Environmental Outlook: developing a vision for the next 50 years (Samoan). IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 4pp (Report card)
2011
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)
Agardy T, Davis J, Sherwood K and Vestergaard O (2011) Taking Steps toward Marine and Coastal Ecosystem-Based Management - An Introductory Guide. United Nations Environment Programme, 68pp (Book)
2010
Integration and Application Network (2010) USS Arizona: once a site of human devastation, now a haven for marine life. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 1pp (Poster)
Integration and Application Network (2010) Conceptual Diagrams: Tools for Science Communication. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 4pp (Newsletter)
2009
Petersen JE, Kennedy VS, Dennison WC and Kemp WM (Eds.) (2009) Enclosed Experimental Ecosystems and Scale: Tools for Understanding and Managing Coastal Ecosystems. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD (Book)
2008
Integration and Application Network (2008) Watershed condition assessment for Rock Creek Park in the National Capital Region. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 54pp (Presentation)
2006
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)
2005
Integration and Application Network (2005) Seagrasses of Southwest Australia. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 1pp (Poster)
Integration and Application Network (2005) Seagrasses of Southwest Australia: Estuaries. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 1pp (Poster)
Integration and Application Network (2005) Seagrasses of Southwest Australia: South Coast. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 1pp (Poster)
Integration and Application Network (2005) Seagrasses of Southwest Australia: West Coast. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 1pp (Poster)
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) Bay Grass Restoration in Chesapeake Bay. 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)
Integration and Application Network (2004) Crassostrea ariakensis: Panacea or Pandora?. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 4pp (Newsletter)
2003
Integration and Application Network (2003) Phragmites: Native or Introduced. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 4pp (Newsletter)
Integration and Application Network (2003) Conceptual Diagrams: Tools for Science Communication. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 4pp (Newsletter)
Integration and Application Network (2003) The art of science communication: using PowerPoint effectively. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 67pp (Presentation)
Integration and Application Network (2003) University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science: History, Mission & Accomplishments. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 4pp (Newsletter)
Integration and Application Network (2003) Assessing Nutrient Sources. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 4pp (Newsletter)