Foundation News Archives: February 2015

Feb 25, 2015
In 2014, Fellows Brett Amy Thelen and Brad Timm received a Network Innovation Grant to support a small project aimed at piloting field techniques for assessing the effectiveness of amphibian road crossing brigades, and at convening potential collaborators for a larger regional research initiative focused on reducing amphibian road mortality in the northeastern United States. Here is some of what they've learned from this project.Read more >
Feb 18, 2015
This time last year, Switzer Fellows participated in a citizen-science themed networking call touching on everything from program implementation, to evaluating the scientific rigor of data collected in such programs. Citizen science is a topic of burgeoning importance across many disciplines, as evidenced by the 2014 formation of a Citizen Science Association. In 2015, over 600 attendees from 25 countries participated in the Association’s inaugural conference, held February 11 and 12 in San Jose, CA.Read more >
Feb 14, 2015
With many companies in the goal-planning stage as they retire 2015 targets and set new ones, it is an appropriate time to evaluate our troubled relationship with carbon goals. Despite strong agreement within the scientific community that we need to keep global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius, or 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit, Tim Greiner is not seeing goals that are bold enough to get us where we need to go.Read more >
Feb 2, 2015
Expressing perspectives, opinions or even recommendations about the implications of your science can be a bit uncomfortable, even scary. But if you want your science to be relevant and useful, you need to make sure it gets out of pages of peer-reviewed journals and into real-world discussions. Connecting with policymakers and having an ask is one way to do this. Writing an op-ed is another great way to start to get your science, and ideas, into the public discourse.Read more >

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