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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Will you be at the Ecological Society of America's Annual Meeting in New Orleans? We hope you'll join us for these events.
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.
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.
A working group from the Science and Nature for People Partnership (SNAPP) posits that it is time for river management to account for a crucial element of river ecosystems: people.