Nancy Baron - Being an Agent of Change: Are the Risks Worth the Rewards?
Thursday March 8 6-7pm reception & book signing, 7-8:30pm presentation
Nancy is the author of Escape from the Ivory Tower: Making Your Science Matter a book based on her experiences helping scientists communicate their research. The book teaches scientists what journalists and policymakers want from them, how to form a clear message, and how to be interviewed.
Anne Salomon - Human-Ocean Ecosystems: Balancing the Needs of People and Nature
Friday March 9 6-7 poster reception and book signing, 7-8:30pm presentation
Anne is the co-author (along with Nick Tanape of Nanwalek) of Imam Cimiucia: Our Changing Sea
Anne's talk will focus on the pressing need that exists to advance our understanding of how humans alter, benefit from and adapt to the changing productivity, biodiversity and resilience of coastal ocean ecosystems. This requires interdisciplinary efforts that integrate knowledge systems across space and time. As evidence, Anne will draw on key features and commonalities from four case studies: shellfish declines on the Kenai peninsula, Pacific herring fluctuations along British Columbia`s Central Coast, and ancient clam gardens in the Pacific Northwest.
- Observing the Health of the Bay
- Managing the Health of the Bay
- Sustaining the Health of the Bay
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Audience: The conference will provide an opportunity for researchers to present their findings to each other and to the Kachemak Bay communities who depend upon the diversity of the region’s resources. There are two workshops in conjunction with the conference that focus on enhancing science communication within our communities. The March 8th workshop, instructed by Nancy Baron (COMPASS), targets scientists, media outlets, and decision-makers and the March 9th workshop, instructed by Marilyn Sigman (COSEE), targets scientists and teachers. See the For Teachers tab above for more information.
Major Sponsors of the 2012 Kachemak Bay Science Conference
Conference Coordinators: Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game/Kachemak Bay Research Reserve, Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, Kenai Peninsula College Kachemak Bay Campus, and NOAA Kasitsna Bay Laboratory.