Association for Science of Limnology and Oceanography in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Bill Dennison ·
15 March 2019

The Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (formerly American Society of Limnology and Oceanography; ASLO) held its winter meeting in the San Juan, Puerto Rico convention center. The theme of the conference was “Planet Water: Challenges and Successes”. The session that I contributed to was on “Ecosystem Based Management: Holistic Approaches to Effective Management of Regional Ecosystem”.

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More Conversations with Randy Olson about the use of narratives in science

Bill Dennison ·
11 March 2019
Science Communication | 

James Shannon Building at the National Institutes of Health. I attended a Story Circles session at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland on 7 Feb 2019. My friend and colleague Randy Olson was conducting a one day training program and I rarely miss an opportunity to connect with Randy, based on our intertwined career journeys and our mutual interest in improving science communication.

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Bill Dennison's 500th Blog

Bill Dennison ·
8 March 2019
Science Communication | 

Since this is the 500th blog that I have posted to the Integration … and Application Network website, it seems appropriate to reflect on my blogs. Originally, I was a reluctant blogger, and it took some time before Drs. Adrian … Jones, Peter Tuddenham and Bill Nuttle could convince me to start posting … blogs. My blogs started in earnest in 2011 when I was on sabbatical at the … International Water Centre in Brisbane, Australia.

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Creating and Communicating Environmental Intelligence

Bill Dennison ·
4 March 2019
Science Communication | 

As part of the 21st International Riversymposium, I presented a keynote talk entitled “Creating and communicating environmental intelligence“. Elements of environmental intelligence include the following: • The ability to acquire and apply environmental knowledge. • The collection of information of environmental value. • The ability to perceive your surroundings. The word ‘environment’ is derived from a French word ‘environ’, meaning surrounding.

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Toasting Farewell to Mark Belton

Bill Dennison ·
1 March 2019

Many of the Chesapeake Bay crowd gathered at an Eastport pub on a snowy evening to toast farewell to Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Secretary Mark Belton. Mark was Secretary of DNR for four years, as part of the Hogan Administration. Mark and his colleague Ben Grumbles Secretary of Maryland Department of Environment (MDE), led the Maryland contribution to the Chesapeake and Maryland Coastal Bays restoration efforts and I have enjoyed working with them.

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CMC Data Interpretation Course in Richmond, VA and Carlisle, PA

Yesenia Valverde ·
25 February 2019
Science Communication | 

Throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed, volunteer monitoring groups collect and assess important water quality and benthic macroinvertebrate data. Thanks to the hard work of the Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative, many valuable resources, including methods manuals and factsheets, provide groups guidance in ensuring the quality-and therefore value-of their data.

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A global hotspot for crocodiles, turtles, migratory birds, and mangroves – Bhitarkanika Conservation Area, Odisha, India

Simon Costanzo ·
22 February 2019
Environmental Report Cards | Science Communication | 

Let us start this blog by saying that whenever … we travel to India, we are met with the warmest of hospitality from our … colleagues at the National … Center for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM). Dr Ramesh … Ramachandran, Dr Purvaja Ramachandran, Dr Ajit Pattnaik, and their wonderful team … always go above and beyond to ensure we have a wonderful and rich experience. So, thank you NCSCM!

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Rupert and I Visit the Anthropocene

Bill Nuttle ·
18 February 2019
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My son, Rupert, and I decided to visit the National Gallery when he was home in Ottawa not long ago. A collection of photographs and videos called the Anthropocene has been drawing crowds all winter. An afternoon together at the art gallery seemed an ideal opportunity for some intergenerational bonding. As it turned out, if it weren’t for a virtual rhinoceros, I doubt that I could have survived with my parental dignity intact.

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