3) New method for monitoring global forest health using satellite data monitoring the faint glow of chlorophyll: Solar-Induced Chlorophyll Fluorescence that Correlates with Canopy Photosynthesis on Diurnal and Seasonal Scales in a Temperate Deciduous Forest, Geophysical Research Letters, Xi Yang et al. [paywalled, but summary here]
8) Check out the #NASinterface conversation on Twitter this week, from the meeting Trust and Confidence at the Intersections of the Life Sciences and Society at the National Academy of Sciences.
This conversation discussed a few readings that caught my radar:
- The newly launched Health News Review‘s 10 Criteria for a solid news story
- A website that notes how many times a substance has been linked, both positively or negatively, to cancer: Kill or Cure?
- The cultural side of science communication, PNAS, Douglas L. Medin & Megan Bang
- What Happened in the Sixties?, BHJS, Jon Agar
- What Is Scientific Literacy?, European Review, John Durant
- The Finkbeiner Test, DoubleXScience, Christie Aschwanden
- Media Portrayals of Female Scientists Often Shallow, Superficial, Scientific American, Declan Fahy
- You’re Not Alone: Medical Conspiracies Believed by Many, Reuters, Andrew M. Seaman
9) How far into the future can ecologists reliably predict? Answer (and questions that still need answers) here: The Ecological Forecast Horizon, and Examples of its Uses and Determinants, Ecology Letters, Owen L. Petchey et al. [sorry, paywall]