Summary of the Panel Discussion: “Is Anybody Out There Listening? Measuring Success in Science Communication”

The panel discussion at ESA 2014, organized by Liza Lester and myself, was well attended (~50 people) and fostered a dynamic conversation. When we put together the panel, Liza and I were conscious about making it more than an echo chamber for science communication people, … Continue reading

ESA 2014, Tuesday talks

As usual, I went to some great talks and missed some great talks. Here are summaries of the ones I caught: Thomas Newsome of Oregon State University talked about his work with William Ripple on a trophic cascade involving wolves, coyotes, and … Continue reading

ESA 2014, Monday talks

As usual for a big conference, there are more interesting talks offered than I could possibly attend in one day. On Monday, I delved back to the Triassic and then into the future: Bruce Byers, an independent scientist who runs … Continue reading

Is Anybody Out There Listening? Measuring Success in Science Communication: Workshop at ESA 2014

I am headed to the annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America in Sacramento next week, and I am organizing a panel with ESA PIO Liza Lester on successful science communication. For those attending, the workshop will be on … Continue reading

Surprising Blooms Emerge When Deer Are Kept Out of Forest Plots

During my first field season of doctoral research, I set up a deer exclosure experiment to study plant community change in the presence and absence of deer browsing at Mountain Lake Biological Station in southwestern Virginia. I recently visited the fences, … Continue reading