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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.

Towards a framework to support coastal change governance in small islands (Page 1)

Towards a framework to support coastal change governance in small islands

Glaser M, Breckwoldt A, Carruthers T, Forbes DL, Costanzo S, Kelsey RH, Ramachandran R, and Stead S ·
2018

Small islands can guide visualization of the diverse information requirements of future context-relevant coastal governance. On small marine islands (<20 000 km2), negative effects of coastal challenges (e.g., related to population growth, unsustainable resource use or climate change) can develop rapidly, with high intensity and extreme impacts.

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Evaluation of statistical methods for quantifying fractal scaling in water-quality time series with irregular sampling (Page 1)

Evaluation of statistical methods for quantifying fractal scaling in water-quality time series with irregular sampling

Zhang Q, Harman CJ, and Kirchner JW ·
2018

River water-quality time series often exhibit fractal scaling, which here refers to autocorrelation that decays as a power law over some range of scales. Fractal scaling presents challenges to the identification of deterministic trends because (1) fractal scaling has the potential to lead to false inference about the statistical significance of trends and (2) the abundance of irregularly spaced data in water-quality monitoring networks complicates efforts to quantify fractal scaling.

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IAN Report Card 2016 (Page 1)

IAN Report Card 2016

Jamie Testa, Bill Dennison, Alexandra Fries ·
1 February 2018

IAN staff reflected back on accomplishments from 2016 in its 2nd annual report card. The self-assessment is based on indicators in three categories: social impacts, ecological outcomes, and partner engagement. IAN received an overall grade of A- (90%) which is up from 2015's grade of B+ (88%).

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Belmont Forum booklet (Page 1)

Belmont Forum booklet

Alexandra Fries, Vanessa Vargas-Nguyen, Emily Nastase ·
16 November 2017

This booklet provides an overview on the Belmont Forum including its history and structure. Within the booklet you can learn about The Belmont Challenge and how to become a member. Readers can also learn about current and past projects as well as the current members and partners of the Belmont Forum.

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Seagrass ecosystem trajectory depends on the relative timescales of T resistance, recovery and disturbance (Page 1)

Seagrass ecosystem trajectory depends on the relative timescales of T resistance, recovery and disturbance

O'Briena KR, Waycott M, Maxwell P, Kendrick GA, Udy JW, Ferguson A JP, Kilminster K, Scanes P, McKenzie LJ, McMahon K, Adams MP, Samper-Villarreal J, Collier C, Lyons M, Mumby PJ, Radke L, Christianen M JA, and Dennison WC ·
2017

Seagrass ecosystems are inherently dynamic, responding to environmental change across a range of scales. Habitat requirements of seagrass are well defined, but less is known about their ability to resist disturbance. Specific means of recovery after loss are particularly difficult to quantify. Here we assess the resistance and recovery capacity of 12 seagrass genera.

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Practitioner's Guide to Developing River Basin Report Cards

Costanzo S, Blancard C, Davidson S, Dennison W, Escurra J, Freeman S, Fries A, Krchnak K, Sherman J, Thieme M, Vargas-Nguyen V ·
17 September 2017

Developed in partner with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) as part of the Healthy Rivers for All initiative, the Practitioner's Guide to Developing Basin Report cards is a reference and resource for the user– government or non-profit employees, development officials, basin managers, private sector representatives, community organizers, academics, journalists, and any and all interested in the health and future of freshwater resources.

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Using indicators for improved water resources management (Page 1)

Using indicators for improved water resources management

Bertule M, Bjørnsen PK, Costanzo SD, Escurra J, Freeman S, Gallagher L, Kelsey RH and Vollmer D ·
5 September 2017

This guide was developed to help basin managers, decision makers and other water resource management practitioners navigate an increasingly complex ‘jungle of indicators’. It provides scientific, technical and communication guidance on use of indicators for better basin resource planning and management.

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Researchers and stakeholders address coastal vulnerability and freshwater security (Page 1)

Researchers and stakeholders address coastal vulnerability and freshwater security

Bill Dennison, Heath Kelsey, Vanessa Vargas-Nguyen, Emily Nastase, Jamie Currie ·
3 April 2017

The Belmont Forum is a consortium of research funders that have targeted funds toward research that actively integrates stakeholders into a co-design/co-development process with researchers. It is committed to fostering solutions to global sustainability challenges through innovative transdisciplinary research.

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