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April 11, 2019

It's collaboration--but that only works when it's voluntary, not imposed. In this commentary, David Wilkie asserts the importance of willingness in successful scientific collaborations and of models that enable it, such as Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP).

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April 1, 2019

NCEAS and the US Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network are tag-teaming on #WhyISynthesize, a Twitter campaign to celebrate the value of a synthesis approach to solving big-picture environmental and ecological questions. Anyone can participate, even if you're not on Twitter. 

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March 13, 2019

Julie Lowndes likens “open data science” to the Force (yes, as in Star Wars), a penetrating energy that empowers scientists to wield their data more quickly and efficiently than they ever could before. In this NCEAS Portrait, she explains how the mentorship program in open data science she just launched, Openscapes, will help empower early career environmental scientists and improve their science.

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February 27, 2019

Jane Carter Ingram builds bridges between environmental science, policy, and economics - and between people. In this NCEAS Portrait, we asked Ingram, a corporate climate change and sustainability expert, about her personal development as a connector for people and nature.

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February 5, 2019

By connecting data and people, two teams of scientists are achieving the difficult task of applying their science to on-the-ground management, while helping Hawaii meet its goals for sustainable marine resources.

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January 29, 2019

Assessing whether conservation is appropriate for improving water quality and reducing flood risk in cities is not easy. A research team from the Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) has provided some first steps for decision makers considering natural infrastructure solutions in Latin America's growing cities, with implications that extend broadly to urban areas worldwide.

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January 17, 2019

What happens in the Arctic does not stay in the Arctic. In this NCEAS Portrait, we asked ecologist Ted Schuur how synthesis science informs his research on Arctic permafrost and the global climate.

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January 11, 2019

A Letter from the Director

NCEAS is in a phase of bold growth. Here's a sneak preview of one expansion that will support the next generation of environmental scientists.

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December 22, 2018

A massive dataset and a set of rural communities are helping to sustain salmon and a way of life of many Alaskans. Those are just two of the stories of Alaska's exceptional salmon data, told in this podcast edition of NCEAS Portraits featuring our State of Alaska's Salmon and People project.

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December 3, 2018

Through the creation of online data hubs, this partnership will help governments and scientists make targeted improvements to regional marine environments.  

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November 14, 2018

Through a partnership with Future Earth and the Global Biodiversity Center at Colorado State University, called PEGASuS 2: Ocean Sustainability, we welcome two working groups to our community.  

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November 7, 2018

Our artist-in-residence program is motivated by the idea that synergies between science and art can expand the ways we understand and solve environmental challenges. Meet our first cohort of artists - a photographer, a composer, and a poet. 

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October 24, 2018

Our planet’s ecosystems are changing fast. To keep the scientific understanding apace, experts are in increasing need of new research methods that can help reveal the bigger picture on these changes and their potential future impacts. Synthesis science is helping to meet this need.

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October 17, 2018

Despite widespread perceptions that fire science is a hotbed of debate over the role and management of feral flames in fire-prone ecosystems, a new report shows there is actually a lot common ground within the research community, providing hope for managing wildfire effectively in a changing climate. 

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October 15, 2018

In this NCEAS Portrait, we asked the Global Fellows from our Ocean Health Index initiative a burning question: what was it actually like to reproduce the annual global assessment of ocean health?

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September 28, 2018

Cattle ranching and conservation in the American West may seem like an unusual pair, but new research reveals a clear link between the economic health of ranches and the ability to maintain habitat for an iconic wild bird that has been at the center of public land policy debate for years, the greater sage grouse.

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September 11, 2018

Meghan Avolio explores how changes at the planetary scale, such as climate change, are altering the plants that make up grasslands across the world, and what those changes could ultimately mean for people and the benefits we get from plants. Through her synthesis working group with the Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network, she hopes to improve scientists' ability to predict how future environmental changes will affect communities of plants and people. 

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September 10, 2018

Researchers from NCEAS' Conservation Aquaculture Research Team have published the first comprehensive analysis of how climate change could affect marine aquaculture production, specifically of finfish and bivalves (e.g., oysters), around the world. Published September 10th in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution, their study reveals that climate change is not only a threat to global production in the future, but it is also affecting producers today. 

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August 14, 2018

As more and more of the scientific community embraces the idea of data sharing and open science, data rescue could be an important facilitator of synthesis and a useful tool in the arsenal of the modern, data-savvy ecologist.

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August 7, 2018

A team supported by the Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) has released new guidance to help practitioners assess the value of ecosystem services within important areas protected for nature conservation. They developed the report on behalf of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s World Commission on Protected Areas to support efforts to understand how protected areas benefit people.

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