Two New Working Groups to Advance Solutions for Ocean Sustainability

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.  



NCEAS Portrait: Synthesizing Art and Science

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. 



By Air and Sea, Synthesis Research is Improving How Scientists Capture the Big Picture on Ecosystem Change

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.



Caitlin Swalec

Fire Scientists Agree About Wildfire More Than They Realize

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. 



What Does Scientific Reproducibility Look Like?

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?



Gabriella Piazza

Middle Ground Found on the Range

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.



Caitie Kuempel

NCEAS Portrait: Meghan Avolio Takes the Long View for Plants and People

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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