Recognition of important work matters. Since our inception, the Communication and Engagement Section has intended to offer awards to recognize the intellectual, scientific, and civic contributions made by ESA members active in public engagement and science communication. For years, our section has worked toward being able to put money, and the credibility of a professionalRead more about NEW: Awards for Science Communication from C&E Section[…]
This statement was first distributed to our members via our monthly newsletter, issued 3 June 2020. We are posting it here for posterity, and to hold ourselves accountable to continued efforts toward justice and equality in the spheres we have influence. Dear Section Members & Friends, We write to you today in solidarity with andRead more about Black Lives Matter (first posted 6/3/2020)[…]
The How We Respond project launched from AAAS includes a report and multimedia stories that highlight the ways U.S. communities are actively and effectively responding to climate change, in particular at the local, state and regional levels, and the critical role of science and scientists in their response. Section members Emily Cloyd (AAAS) and Kika TuffRead more about Member Highlight: Emily Cloyd & Kika Tuff part of team launching AAAS’s new How We Respond projcet[…]
C&E Section Member Nyeema Harris is a wildlife ecologist at the University of Michigan. Harris and her colleagues recently published a paper on their camera study in West Africa in Conservation Letters. Harris’s camera survey documented human pressures on mammals in protected areas. It is the first wildlife camera survey in the West African countriesRead more about Member Highlight: Surprising results of Nyeema Harris’s camera trap surveys in West Africa are featured by UMichigan[…]
C&E Section Member Ashley Riane Booth is a contributing author at Envirobites.org. We are happy to share this scicomm piece that Ashley recently published about a colleague’s work on paleoclimatology: “Trees, Tempests, and Time: What trees can tell us about weather in the past.”
This week, Kirsten Schwarz (the C&E Section incoming Chairperson) responds to the #MySciComm questions!
Kirsten Schwarz is an urban ecologist studying environmental amenities and hazards in cities. Community engagement, social justice, and equity are central themes of her research. She has addressed community-level food insecurity and soil contamination in underserved neighborhoods of Sacramento, CA and the environmental drivers of soil lead patterns in Baltimore, MD. Currently, Schwarz is leading a research team developing green infrastructure designs for vacant lots in partnership with community members, non-profits, city officials, and planners in Newport, KY. Schwarz earned her PhD in Ecology and Evolution from Rutgers University in 2010. She is currently a AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute Public Engagement Fellow. Kirsten is an Associate Professor of Environmental Science at Northern Kentucky University. She is also Director of Northern Kentucky University’s Ecological Stewardship Institute.
1) How did you get into the kind of SciComm that you do?
Like many that find themselves in the environmental sciences I was a kid that loved nature and being outside.
Effective November 2018, The Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America will accept submissions for consideration in a new section dedicated to Communicating Science. All articles published in the series are free to publish and freely available via open access. This new space in the journal provides ESA members interested in communication and engagement aRead more about Member Highlight: New Publishing opportunity as The Bulletin of ESA launches “Communicating Science” section[…]
New Web Articles on National Parks in the History of Science National parks in the United States have hosted some of the most significant and influential research projects in ecology and other fields. Many of those studies have launched new lines of inquiry, revealed new taxa, informed foundational ideas in a variety of disciplines, providedRead more about Member Highlight: New Articles on Role of National Parks in History of Ecology & More[…]
In our February 2019 newsletter, we introduced our newly elected Communication & Engagement Section officers. They will join the leadership team in August 2019. Below are their responses to the elections nomination form questionnaire. Robert Newman, 2019-2020 Chair-elect Describe who you are and your interests in science communication and engagement. I am a professor in the BiologyRead more about Member Highlight: Introducing newly elected C&E Section Officers[…]