#WhyISynthesize: Join Our Twitter Conversation

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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NCEAS Portrait: Julie Lowndes Wants the Force of Open Data Science to Be with You

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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Molly Williams

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How Big Data and Team Science Are Helping Hawaii Navigate toward Sustainable Oceans

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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Figure for Thought: When is Conservation the Right Tool to Stop the Flood?

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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NCEAS Portrait: Ted Schuur Connects the Arctic to Our Everyday Lives

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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Lesley Atwood

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