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.

The challenge of communicating monitoring results to effect change (Page 1)

The challenge of communicating monitoring results to effect change

Carter SL, Mora-Bourgeois G, Lookingbill TR, Carruthers TJB, and Dennison WC ·
2007

SINCE ITS INCEPTION, the National Park Service (NPS) has been charged with preserving the natural and cultural heritage of the United States for future generations. It is only recently, however, that the NPS has fully embraced the need to understand and describe the ecology of parks. The infusion of an ecological perspective into the natural resource management of the national parks is what separates today's park management from much of that which preceded it (Sellars 1997).

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A Global Crisis for Seagrass Ecosystems (Page 1)

A Global Crisis for Seagrass Ecosystems

Orth RJ, Carruthers TJB, Dennison WC, Duarte CM, Fourqurean JW, Heck KL Jr, Hughes AR, Kendrick GA, Kenworthy WJ, Olyarnik S, Short FT, Waycott M, and Williams SL ·
2006

Seagrasses, marine flowering plants, have a long evolutionary history but are now challenged with rapid environmental changes as a result of coastal human population pressures. Seagrasses provide key ecological services, including organic carbon production and export, nutrient cycling, sediment stabilization, enhanced biodiversity, and trophic transfers to adjacent habitats in tropical and temperate regions.

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A water quality-based approach for watershed wide BMP strategies (Page 1)

A water quality-based approach for watershed wide BMP strategies

Wu J, Yu SL, and Zou R ·
2006

Watershed management strategies generally involve controlling nonpoint source pollution by implementing various best management practices (BMPs). Currently, stormwater management programs in most states use a performance-based approach to implement onsite BMPs. This approach fails to link the onsite BMP performance directly to receiving water quality benefits, and it does not take into account the combined treatment effects of all the stormwater management practices within a watershed.

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An integrated modelling system for management of the Patuxent River estuary and basin, Maryland, USA

Williams MR, Fisher TR, Boynton WR, Cerco CF, Kemp MW, Eshleman KN, Kim SC, Hood RR, Fiscus DA, and Radcliffe GR ·
2006

The Patuxent River watershed is a heavily impacted basin (2290 km(2)) and estuarine tributary (120 km(2)) of the Chesapeake Bay, USA. To assist management of the basin, we are testing a coupled modelling system composed of a watershed model (HSPF), an estuarine circulation model (CH3D), and an estuarine water-quality model (CE-QUAL-ICM).

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An integrated modelling system for management of the Patuxent River estuary and basin, Maryland, USA (Page 1)

An integrated modelling system for management of the Patuxent River estuary and basin, Maryland, USA

Williams MR, Fisher TR, Boynton WR, Cerco CF, Kemp MW, Eshleman KN, Kim SC, Hood RR, Fiscus DA, and Radcliffe GR ·
2006

The Patuxent River watershed is a heavily impacted basin (2290 km(2)) and estuarine tributary (120 km(2)) of the Chesapeake Bay, USA. To assist management of the basin, we are testing a coupled modelling system composed of a watershed model (HSPF), an estuarine circulation model (CH3D), and an estuarine water-quality model (CE-QUAL-ICM).

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Communicating Science Effectively: A Practical Handbook for Integrating Visual Elements

Thomas JE, Saxby TA, Jones AB, Carruthers TJB, Abal EG, and Dennison WC ·
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 effective science communication can change societal paradigms and make one a better scientist.

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Cultural eutrophication in the Choptank and Patuxent estuaries of Chesapeake Bay (Page 1)

Cultural eutrophication in the Choptank and Patuxent estuaries of Chesapeake Bay

Fisher TR, Hagy JD, Boynton WR, and Williams MR ·
2006

The Choptank and Patuxent tributaries of Chesapeake Bay have become eutrophic over the last 50-100 years. Systematic monitoring of nutrient inputs began in similar to 1970, and there have been 2-5-fold increases in nitrogen (N) and phosphor-us (P) inputs during 1970-2004 due to sewage discharges, fertilizer applications, atmospheric deposition, and changes in land use.

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Cultural eutrophication in the Choptank and Patuxent estuaries of Chesapeake Bay (Page 1)

Cultural eutrophication in the Choptank and Patuxent estuaries of Chesapeake Bay

Fisher TR, Hagy JD, Boynton WR, and Williams MR ·
2006

The Choptank and Patuxent tributaries of Chesapeake Bay have become eutrophic over the last 50-100 years. Systematic monitoring of nutrient inputs began in similar to 1970, and there have been 2-5-fold increases in nitrogen (N) and phosphor-us (P) inputs during 1970-2004 due to sewage discharges, fertilizer applications, atmospheric deposition, and changes in land use.

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Monitoring toxic cyanobacteria Lyngbya majuscula (Gomont) in Moreton Bay, Australia by integrating satellite image data and field mapping (Page 1)

Monitoring toxic cyanobacteria Lyngbya majuscula (Gomont) in Moreton Bay, Australia by integrating satellite image data and field mapping

Roelfsema CM, Phinn SR, Dennison WC, Dekker AG, and Brando VE ·
2006

Large-scale blooms of Lyngbya majuscula (Gomont) have occurred throughout Moreton Bay (south-east Queensland) and have been documented since 1997. L. majuscula is a toxic cyanobacteria which fixes nitrogen and is found attached to: seagrass, algae and coral. The toxic and smothering nature of L. majuscula has affected human and environmental health in sensitive coastal ecosystems.

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Nitrogen, phosphorus, silica, and carbon in Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia: Differential limitation of phytoplankton biomass and production (Page 1)

Nitrogen, phosphorus, silica, and carbon in Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia: Differential limitation of phytoplankton biomass and production

Glibert PM, Heil CA, O'Neil JM, Dennison WC, and O'Donohue MJH ·
2006

Subtropical estuaries have received comparatively little attention in the study of nutrient loading and subsequent nutrient processing relative to temperate estuaries. Australian estuaries are particularly susceptible to increased nutrient loading and eutrophication, as 75% of the population resides within 200 km of the coastline.

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