Communicating Science

Ecology on the Runway

Ecologists put on an unconventional fashion show at the annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Each showcased a custom-made garment that artistically depicted his or her own field of research, the organism or environment to which they’d devoted their life and careers — their hearts on their sleeves.

On Wikipedia, politically controversial science topics are vulnerable to information sabotage

Wikipedia reigns. It’s the world’s most popular online encyclopedia, the sixth most visited website in America, and a research source most U.S. students rely on. But, according to a paper published today in the journal PLOS One, Wikipedia entries on politically controversial scientific topics can be unreliable due to information sabotage.

The Tapestry of Science: Engaging Poets, Preachers, and Prisoners as Partners

Lecture Video

Ecologist Nalini Nadkarni explores the world of the forest canopy and how everyone–from preachers to prison inmates–can contribute to the scientific enterprise.

Translators of science are badly needed

With today's challenging and emotionally charged environmental issues, its essential that current scientific information is communicated effectively and in ways stakeholders can understand.

steward pickett

Pickett touts importance of stewardship and a diverse, collaborative ecological community

When sharing science with diverse publics representing a broad swath of cultural, ethnic, ideological and socioeconomic interests, it certainly helps when those doing the sharing are themselves representative of a diverse cross-section of society.

An interview with Steward Pickett

As director of the Baltimore Ecosystem Study, Pickett leads an ambitious, multi-partner effort looking at how urban areas function as ecosystems. 

Translational Ecology Forum

On July 8, 2011 the Cary Institute hosted a forum for undergraduate and graduate students. 

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