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  • December 2, 2013
    Social Learning for Forest Management
    by John Gallo, Ph.D. (0 Comments)
    Speaking of Social Learning (see my last post), there is an important effort here in California that I think deserves highlighting.  On December 12, The U.S. Forest Service Region 5 (i.e., California and Hawaii) is hosting Session 11 “Still Standing - Wildland Fire and Resiliency” as part of a series of discussions called the Sierra Cascades Dialogue.  The discussions ...
  • November 25, 2013
    The Case for Simple Science
    by Ann Van Zee, M.S. (0 Comments)
    As a communications specialist working amongst scientists, I often find myself scribbling down words I hear in meetings or read in publications under the title: “words to look up”. The latest entries on my list: ecotones, heterotrophs, and autotrophs. Developing a close relationship with Google has led me into all sorts of black holes of wordy and dry scientific explanations ...
  • November 5, 2013
    Social Learning
    by John Gallo, Ph.D. (0 Comments)
    As the newest CBI blogger, the team suggested I start by sharing my perspective and experiences integrating science, community involvement, and conservation planning at different scales and geographies.  This integration was our core strategy while I was at Conception Coast Project during my formative years, and I have been focused on it ever since. Fig 1.  There is ...
  • September 16, 2013
    Who Will Speak for the Bees?
    by Katie O'Connor, M.S. (0 Comments)
    The nets have finally been taken off of the trees in the Target parking lot in Wilsonville, Oregon.  I hope the trees are really no longer lethal; like a giant bee-zapper smelling of pollen.  If you haven’t heard, our bees are dying at an alarming rate, and so far no one is able to stop it.  Researchers have been looking ...
  • August 17, 2013
    by Gwynne Corrigan, M.S. (0 Comments)
    There are critical reasons why the ‘climate change alarm bell’ is being rung so frequently.  A new paper in the journal Science, authored by Noah S. Diffenbaugh and Christopher B. Field of Stanford, finds that climate change is occurring at a pace “orders of magnitude more rapid” than any other time in the past 65 million years.  The ...
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