Our new five-day immersion course “Reproducible Research Techniques for Synthesis” is open to environmental researchers across career levels and sectors. Scheduled to run quarterly, the first session will take place August 5-9, 2019 at NCEAS in Santa Barbara, CA.
The global Ocean Health Index is based on synthesis and big data, but it is designed to be useful to regional ocean planning. Representatives from four regional OHI projects share lessons learned for tailoring this global framework to local contexts, with applicability to other science-to-planning endeavors.
Eric Seabloom has spent his career searching for common threads across ecosystems, including co-founding a grassroots research collective to help ecologists unearth such generalities, called the Nutrient Network. In this NCEAS Portrait, Seabloom explains how commons and generalities can advance our knowledge of nature.
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).
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.
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.