As Seafood Farming Grows, So Does the Threat of Climate Change

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. 



Raiders of the Lost Archive

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.



The Right Tools for Assessing How Protected Areas Benefit People

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.



To Move Toward A More Open Science, We Must Free The Data

A survey of environmental research shows only 26 percent of the projects made their data accessible, despite data-sharing requirements from funders. In this commentary, lead author Jessica Couture urges data sharing for open science.



Podcast: How Synthesis Shapes a Scientist

What experiences have shaped your perspective on science?

Ecologists Elizabeth Borer and John Drake share how their time as postdocs at NCEAS in the early years of ecological synthesis has influenced their work and perspectives on science. 



Maya Almaraz

Ways to Rally UC Campuses for Carbon Neutrality

A new report by a team of diverse experts and students from across the University of California system identifies opportunities for empowering and enabling more involvement from campus communities and decision makers to help the UC meets its goals of carbon neutrality by 2025. Their findings have implications for other universities and institutions with similar goals.



NCEAS Events at ESA 2018

Will you be at the Ecological Society of America's Annual Meeting in New Orleans? We hope you'll join us for these events.



New Endeavors in Environmental Synthesis Science

A letter from the Director

In a mid-year message, Executive Director Ben Halpern shares the news of new efforts to employ collaborative synthesis science to solve pressing environmental challenges: new working groups on sustainable food production and an artist-in-residence program.



The Next Generation of Environmental Scientists are Data Scientists

Despite a growing recognition of the need for data science skills in the environmental sciences, opportunities to get applied knowledge and experience are few. For this reason, NCEAS started a Data Science Fellowship program for early career researchers, and we feature four of them in this NCEAS Portrait series.




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