IAN is committed to producing practical, user-centered communications that foster a better understanding of science and enable readers to pursue new opportunities in research, education, and environmental problem-solving. Our publications synthesize scientific findings using effective science communication techniques.

Communicating Science Effectively: A Practical Handbook for Integrating Visual Elements

Thomas JE, Saxby TA, Jones AB, Carruthers TJB, Abal EG and Dennison WC ·
1 July 2006

This is a practical handbook on how to communicate science effectively. The first part is an introduction to the principles of science communication – what effective science communication is, why it is important, and how to do it. The principles in these chapters include how effective science communication can change societal paradigms and make one a better scientist.

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Healthy Waterways, Healthy Catchments (Page 1)

Healthy Waterways, Healthy Catchments

Abal EG, Bunn SE and Dennison WC ·
1 January 2005

This book was the fourth in a series of publications in support of the Heathy Waterways campaign in Southeast Queensland, Australia. It synthesizes the scientific investigations focused on the catchments and waterways of the Southeast Queensland region. Chapters on the setting, habitats, sediments, nutrients, monitoring, modeling, harmful algal blooms integrate the various scientific studies occurring in the region.

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Where river meets sea: exploring Australia's estuaries

Turner L, Tracey D, Tilden J and Dennison WC ·
1 July 2004

This 288-page book utilizes conceptual diagrams (including symbols from the IAN symbol libraries) to describe the health, geography, science, management and ecological functions of Australia's 974 estuaries. Chapters on natural history, coastal science and management give an understanding of our vast network of pristine and heavily modified estuaries - from isolated tide-dominated estuaries in Australia's tropical north to those shaped by waves in southern, temperate waters.

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Discover the waterways of South East Queensland (Page 1)

Discover the waterways of South East Queensland

Bill Dennison ·
1 January 2001

This book was the third in a series of publications in support of the Healthy Waterways campaign in Southeast Queensland, Australia. It provides a guide for citizens to view various features of the waterways from specified vantage points. Grounded in the scientific understanding developed for the region, this book is an invitation to 'see it for yourself'. The book includes maps, conceptual diagrams, photos and 'catchment comments' from community leaders.

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Moreton Bay and Catchment (Page 1)

Moreton Bay and Catchment

Tibbetts IR, Narelle JH and Dennison WC (Editors) ·
1 January 1999

This book is the proceedings of the Moreton Bay and Catchment conference. It is divided into nine major sections covering the environmental history of the region, geology and geomorphology, catchment rivers and lakes, water quality, marine plants, marine animals, corals, flood effects and management options. The conference was preceded by a relatively small flood, which served as an opportunity to study the impact of flood events on Moreton Bay.

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Moreton Bay Study (Page 1)

Moreton Bay Study

Dennison WC and Abal EG ·
1 January 1999

This book was the second in a series of publications in support of the Healthy Waterways Campaign in Southeast Queensland, Australia. It synthesizes the scientific investigations of Moreton Bay from 17 different studies of the physics, chemistry, geology biology and ecology in the region. It also provided management, research and monitoring recommendations based on the scientific conclusions.

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Moreton Bay and Catchment (Page 1)

Moreton Bay and Catchment

Tibbetts IR, Narelle JH and Dennison WC (Editors) ·
1 December 1998

This book is the proceedings of the Moreton Bay and Catchment conference. It is divided into nine major sections covering the environmental history of the region, geology and geomorphology, catchment rivers and lakes, water quality, marine plants, marine animals, corals, flood effects and management options. The conference was preceded by a relatively small flood, which served as an opportunity to study the impact of flood events on Moreton Bay.

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The crew member's guide to the health of our waterways

Bill Dennison ·
1 January 1998

This book was the first in a series of publications in support of the Healthy Waterways campaign in Southeast Queensland, Australia. It provides a broad overview of Moreton Bay and its major tributaries, includes the first ecosystem report card for the region, and features 'catchment comments', personalized reflections from various community members and elected officials.

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Understanding the Eastern Caribbean and the Antilles (Page 1)

Understanding the Eastern Caribbean and the Antilles

Nelson Marshall ·
1 March 1992

In this book, the author takes the reader on a delightful natural history tour of the beautiful islands in the Eastern Caribbean Sea. A well traveled natural historian, Professor Marshall unveils a variety of interesting and well communicated vignettes about Caribbean natural history. This book should provide readers with an appreciation of the natural history wonders of the Caribbean region and allow them to become transformed into travelers with an eye for the world around them.

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