Publications by Caroline Donovan

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.

Data Interpretation and Synthesis Methods Manual (Page 1)

Data Interpretation and Synthesis Methods Manual

Caroline Donovan, Dylan Taillie, Alexandra Fries, Brianne Walsh, Emily Nastase ·
1 February 2018

Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative's Data Interpretation and Synthesis Methods Manual is a step by step comprehensive guide to interpreting and communicating data for beginner and experienced monitoring groups alike. This manual was produced to be used in tandem with a hands on workshop that guides attendees through the process of interpreting their data.

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Greater Everglades region ecosystem health workshop (Page 1)

Greater Everglades region ecosystem health workshop

Alexandra Fries, Bill Nuttle, Caroline Donovan, Emily Nastase, Heath Kelsey ·
7 December 2017

This newsletter describes the results from the second of the regional workshops to develop the Everglades Report Card and 2019 System Status Report. The Greater Everglades team worked with the Integration and Application Network to begin identifying key indicators and narratives of the Greater Everglades region for these two documents. This two-day workshop, held in Davie, Florida, was the second of three regional workshops to develop the Everglades Report Card and 2019 System Status Report.

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Lake Okeechobee ecosystem health workshop (Page 1)

Lake Okeechobee ecosystem health workshop

Alexandra Fries, Bill Nuttle, Caroline Donovan, Emily Nastase, Heath Kelsey ·
7 December 2017

This newsletter describes the results from the third of the regional workshops to develop the Everglades Report Card and 2019 System Status Report. The Lake Okeechobee team worked with the Integration and Application Network to begin identifying key indicators and narratives of Lake Okeechobee for these two documents. This two-day workshop, held in West Palm Beach, Florida, was the third and last regional workshop to develop the Everglades Report Card and 2019 System Status Report.

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Northern Estuaries ecosystem health workshop (Page 1)

Northern Estuaries ecosystem health workshop

Alexandra Fries, Bill Nuttle, Caroline Donovan, Emily Nastase, Heath Kelsey ·
7 December 2017

This newsletter describes the results from the third of the regional workshops to develop the Everglades Report Card and 2019 System Status Report. The Northern Estuaries team worked with the Integration and Application Network to begin identifying key indicators and narratives of the Northern Estuaries for these two documents. This two-day workshop, held in West Palm Beach, Florida, was the third and last regional workshop to develop the Everglades Report Card and 2019 System Status Report.

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Southern Coastal Systems ecosystem health workshop (Page 1)

Southern Coastal Systems ecosystem health workshop

Alexandra Fries, Bill Nuttle, Caroline Donovan, Emily Nastase, Heath Kelsey ·
7 December 2017

This newsletter describes the results from the first of the regional workshops to develop the Everglades Report Card and 2019 System Status Report. The Southern Coastal Systems team worked with the Integration and Application Network to begin identifying key indicators and narratives of the Southern Coastal Systems for these two documents. This two-day workshop, held in Davie, Florida, was the first of three regional workshops to develop the Everglades Report Card and 2019 System Status Report.

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Creating a matrix for cross-goal collaborations (Page 1)

Creating a matrix for cross-goal collaborations

Caroline Donovan, Alexandra Fries, Suzanne Webster, Dylan Taillie ·
16 November 2017

This poster describes an indicator matrix developed by the Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative. The matrix demonstrates the overlapping objectives between the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Management Strategies and volunteer monitoring groups. The matrix can enhance understanding and inspire more monitoring, which will be used for restoration across all Bay Program goals (i.e., clean water, abundant life, conserved lands, and engaged communities).

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2016 Chesapeake Bay Report Card (Page 1)

2016 Chesapeake Bay Report Card

Caroline Donovan, Alexandra Fries, Dylan Taillie, Bill Dennison ·
8 May 2017

This report card provides a transparent, timely, and geographically detailed assessment of Chesapeake Bay. In 2016, the report card includes five water quality indicators and two biotic indicators. In 2016, the overall grade for Chesapeake Bay is a 54%, a C. This means the Bay is in moderate health. Long term trends of each reporting region health and a fisheries index are also presented. For further details, visit the Report Card Website.

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Exploring Everglades ecosystem health (Page 1)

Exploring Everglades ecosystem health

Alexandra Fries, Bill Nuttle, Caroline Donovan, Emily Nastase, Heath Kelsey ·
5 May 2017

This newsletter describes the results from the first workshop to develop the Everglades Report Card and provides a roadmap for the future of this project. Members of the RECOVER (REstoration COordination VERification) team met with the Integration and Application Network to begin work on the Everglades Report Card and 2019 System Status Report. This workshop, held in West Palm Beach, Florida, took a system-wide view and is the first of four workshops to create these two documents.

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Tidal water quality indicator factsheets (Page 1)

Tidal water quality indicator factsheets

Caroline Donovan, Suzanne Webster, Alexandra Fries ·
18 April 2017

The Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative (CMC), as part of the Indicator Effectiveness Matrix objective, produced 12 factsheets describing 14 tidal water quality indicators. These indicators are part of the CMC's tidal water quality Quality Assurance Project Plan and Method Manuals. The factsheets are intended for nontraditional and volunteer monitoring groups to include as part of their water quality monitoring programs as education materials for their volunteers.

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