Publications about Integration and Application Network

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.

Helping your woodland adapt to a changing climate (Page 1)

Helping your woodland adapt to a changing climate

Tracey Saxby, Marcus Griswold, Caroline Donovan, Jane Hawkey ·
29 August 2013

As Maryland's climate changes, your woodland may be more susceptible to natural disturbances such as storms, droughts, insect and disease outbreaks, or other stressors that can damage trees or slow their growth. As a good woodland steward, now is the time to make smart environmental and economic decisions, and implement the most effective strategies to help your woodlands adapt to climate change.

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Conceptual Diagrams: Tools for Science Communication (Page 1)

Conceptual Diagrams: Tools for Science Communication

Adrian Jones, Tracey Saxby ·
1 August 2003

This newsletter details the use of symbols as a visual language. Symbols are useful for depicting unequivocal messages that transcend cultures, languages and times. The use of symbols to contruct conceptual diagrams ('thought drawings') can be an effective tool for science communication and problem solving. Conceptual diagrams help to clarify thinking and provide a communication interface between scientists and non-scientists.

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Assessing Nutrient Sources (Page 1)

Assessing Nutrient Sources

Adrian Jones, Tracey Saxby ·
1 February 2003

This IAN newsletter explores the assessment of nutrient sources using stable isotope signatures of various marine organisms. This technique was developed in Moreton Bay, Australia for mapping sewage plumes, and was also used to determine the extent of aquaculture effluent (shrimp ponds) and to distinguish agricultural runoff (sugar cane) from other sources. The stable isotope ratio of nitrogen in organisms can be used to determine the influence of different nitrogen sources.

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