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.

Restoring the Rookery Bay Estuary Project- Understanding Local Attitudes About Water (Page 1)

Restoring the Rookery Bay Estuary Project- Understanding Local Attitudes About Water

Caroline Donovan, Brianne Walsh ·
8 September 2015

Over the last five years Restoring Rookery Bay Estuary Project has focused on collaborative watershed management through hydrologic, ecologic, and social science research, education, and partnerships. This 2-page newsletter identifies the complexity of water use in Rookery Bay and provides management recommendations on balancing ecosystem health with flood prevention and drinking water.

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Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Newsletter (Page 1)

Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Newsletter

Heath Kelsey, Caroline Donovan, Alexandra Fries, Brianne Walsh ·
11 August 2015

This newsletter describes the diverse ecosystems and the issues and threats surrounding the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in southwest Florida. The Rookery Bay NERR covers 110,000 acres of coastal lands and waters in Collier County on the Gulf coast of Florida. The Reserve takes its name from the mangrove rookery islands that serve as a roost and nesting site for dozens of coastal birds. Learn more about the Rookery Bay Reserve and its ecosystems in this newsletter!

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Inner Hempstead Harbor Report Card (Page 1)

Inner Hempstead Harbor Report Card

Alexandra Fries, Bill Dennison, Caroline Donovan, Suzanne Webster, Vanessa Vargas-Nguyen ·
8 June 2015

The Inner Hempstead Harbor report card is part of a larger effort to assess Long Island Sound health on an annual basis. The Long Island Sound and embayment report cards provide a picture of overall health. Bringing embayment report cards together with the Long Island Sound report card communicates a complete picture of ecosystem health in the area. The report card provides a geographically specific assessment of annual Inner Hempstead Harbor ecosystem health for 2013.

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Long Island Sound Report Card (Page 1)

Long Island Sound Report Card

Suzanne Webster, Bill Dennison, Alexandra Fries, Caroline Donovan ·
8 June 2015

The Long Island Sound Report Card was developed through a collaborative effort between the staff at the Long Island Sound Study and their Science and Technical Advisory Committee, Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection and New York Department of Environmental Conservation. The Sound was divided into 5 reporting regions; western and eastern narrows, western, central, and eastern Long Island Sound.

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Norwalk Harbor Report Card (Page 1)

Norwalk Harbor Report Card

Alexandra Fries, Bill Dennison, Caroline Donovan, Suzanne Webster, Vanessa Vargas-Nguyen ·
8 June 2015

The Norwalk Harbor report card is part of a larger effort to assess Long Island Sound health on an annual basis. The Long Island Sound and embayment report cards will provide a picture of overall health. Bringing embayment report cards together with the Long Island Sound report card communicates a complete picture of ecosystem health in the area. The report card provides a geographically specific assessment of annual Norwalk Harbor ecosystem health for 2013.

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2015 Sassafras River Report Card (Page 1)

2015 Sassafras River Report Card

Caroline Donovan ·
1 June 2015

This is the sixth annual Sassafras River report card. It presents data and information on six different ecological health indicators. It also gives examples of what the public can do to improve health of the rivers.

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