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.

Removal of antibiotics in conventional and advanced wastewater treatment: Implications for environmental discharge and wastewater recycling

Watkinson AJ, Murby EJ, and Costanzo SD ·
2007

Removal of 28 human and veterinary antibiotics was assessed in a conventional (activated sludge) and advanced (microfiltration/reverse osmosis) wastewater treatment plant (VJVvrTP) in Brisbane, Australia. The dominant antibiotics detected in wastewater influents were cephalexin (med. 4.6 gL(,)(-1) freq. 100%), ciprofloxacin (med. 3.8 [mu]gL(-1) freq. 100%), cefaclor (med. 0.5 [mu]gL(-1), freq. 100%), sulphamethoxazole (med. 0.36 [mu]gL(-1), freq. 100%) and trimethoprim (med.

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Seagrasses of south-west Australia: A conceptual synthesis of the world's most diverse and extensive seagrass meadows

Carruthers TJB, Dennison WC, Kendrick GA, Waycott M, Walker DI, and Cambridge ML ·
2007

South-west Australia contains extensive seagrass meadows along 2,500 km of coastline from the shallow subtidal to 50+ m water depths, and in many of the 51 bar-built estuaries along the coast. There are geomorphological differences between the south and west coasts that result in different patterns of swell exposure influencing the processes that structure seagrass habitats.

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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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