Publications by Jane Thomas
Coral reef condition: A status report for American Samoa (Page 1)

Coral reef condition: A status report for American Samoa

Jane Thomas, Caroline Donovan, Alexandra Fries, Heath Kelsey ·
19 December 2018

Effective coral reef conservation cannot be accomplished without an informed and engaged public. The American Samoa coral status report is part of a larger effort to provide communities and decision-makers with information about managing and conserving coral reef ecosystems. The American Samoa status report presents the results of an analysis of indicators that were chosen to reflect key ecosystem processes and values.


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Upper Mississippi River Conference 2016 Action Agenda (Page 1)

Upper Mississippi River Conference 2016 Action Agenda

Heath Kelsey, Jane Thomas ·
21 December 2016

On Oct. 13–14, 2016, River Action, in association with the Upper Mississippi River Basin Association, hosted the ninth annual Upper Mississippi River Conference, entitled “Raise the Grade,” in Moline, Illinois. The conference brought together over 200 participants from 95 organizations to develop solutions to overcome the many challenges identified in the 2015 America’s Watershed Initiative (AWI) Report Card for the Mississippi River watershed.


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2015 Maryland Coastal Bays report card (Page 1)

2015 Maryland Coastal Bays report card

Jane Thomas, Bill Dennison ·
8 September 2016

The aim of this report card is to provide a transparent, timely, and geographically detailed assessment of 2015 Coastal Bays health. Coastal Bays health is defined as the progress of four water quality indicators (total nitrogen, total phosphorus, chlorophyll a, dissolved oxygen) and two biotic indicators (seagrass, hard clams) toward scientifically derived ecological thresholds or goals.


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Maryland Coastal Bays 2016: Bay perspectives (Page 1)

Maryland Coastal Bays 2016: Bay perspectives

Jane Thomas, Bill Dennison, Heath Kelsey ·
7 September 2016

This booklet provides an overview of the current science and management issues in the Maryland Coastal Bays in 2016. The full report (which can be found here) includes two ‘booklets’ in one publication—one intended for those interested in the bay perspective, and the other for those interested in the land perspective. The two documents culminate in a summary centerfold which focuses on both watershed and bay issues.


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Maryland Coastal Bays 2016: Land perspectives (Page 1)

Maryland Coastal Bays 2016: Land perspectives

Jane Thomas, Bill Dennison, Heath Kelsey ·
7 September 2016

This booklet provides an overview of the current science and management issues in the Maryland Coastal Bays in 2016. The full report (which can be found here) includes two ‘booklets’ in one publication—one intended for those interested in the bay perspective, and the other for those interested in the land perspective. The two documents culminate in a summary centerfold which focuses on both watershed and bay issues.


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Conceptual Diagrams (Page 1)

Conceptual Diagrams

Tracey Saxby, Nicole Lehmer, Jane Thomas, Jane Hawkey, Adrian Jones, Bill Dennison ·
21 July 2016

This newsletter details the use of symbols as a visual language. Symbols are useful for depicting unequivocal messages that transcend cultures, languages and times. The use of symbols to construct conceptual diagrams ('thought drawings') can be an effective tool for science communication and problem solving. Conceptual diagrams help to clarify thinking and provide a communication interface between scientists and non-scientists.


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Bita River Report Card 2016 (Page 1)

Bita River Report Card 2016

Simon Costanzo, Alexandra Fries, Jane Thomas ·
6 July 2016

This report card provides a transparent, timely, and geographically detailed assessment of the Bita River, a sub-basin in the Orinoco River Basin. In 2016, the overall grade for the Bita River is a 71%, a B. This means the Bita is in moderately good health. For further details, visit the report card website at orinocoriver.ecoreportcard.org.


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Reporte de salud río Guaviare 2016 (Page 1)

Reporte de salud río Guaviare 2016

Simon Costanzo, Alexandra Fries, Jane Thomas ·
6 July 2016

Este reporte de salud provee una evaluación transparente, oportuna y geográficamente detallada del río Guaviare, que es una de las sub-cuencas del río Orinoco. En 2016, la calificación global para el río Guaviare es de 3.2. Esto significa que el Guaviare cuenta con una salud moderadamente buena. Para más detalles visite el reporte en la página web orinocoriver.ecoreportcard.org.


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