Let’s move this science-policy-communication conversation forward

If you want to see me struggle to repress an eye-roll of great magnitude, just say, “Well, what is the role of scientists?”, or: “Scientists need to be better communicators.”  For added impact, raise your eyebrows and nod/shake your head to signal your consternation and, perhaps, your satisfaction with your awareness of significant, complicated issues…

Overthinking Conservation

“You’re perfect for this fellowship, but there’s no ‘Whitty et al.’ yet… Your problem is, you overthink things.  You want things to be perfect before you send them out, but everyone else is going ahead and publishing whatever they have and talking it up.  You just gotta get your work out there.  If you don’t get…

Listen

Originally posted on SAFRN Blog:
Yesterday, I came across this story by Malcolm Gladwell on BBC News about how the Vietnam War might have followed a dramatically different course if those in charge had, essentially, listened. The core of the story was how two individuals interpreted interviews with the Vietcong, as part of an effort…