Beaufort NOAA Lab Builds Community: It would be a huge loss to say goodbye

Conservation, Highlighting the Rural Voice, Personal Stories, UncategorizedMarch 27, 2014 • 2~3 min read • 0

Hopefully many of our faithful readers have seen the sad announcement that the NOAA lab in Beaufort, NC may be no more. The main reason cited for the potential closure is financial – the cost of maintaining an aging building. Our friends over at the fisheries blog have written a sound debunking of this reasoning, […]

A Primer on Ethics in the Human Dimensions of Conservation

Conservation, State of the Field, Underrepresented Issues in Marine Science and ConservationOctober 30, 2013 • 2~2 min read

Think about the word ‘ethics’ for a moment. For some, the word creates images of smiling people sitting around a table, the picture of diversity, happily planning a future in which no one is ever taken advantage of. For others, the image may be of nun-like ascetics peering over your shoulder with an armful of […]

Advice I Took For Granted For Grad School

Life in the LabMarch 28, 2013 • 1~2 min read

Over dinner one cold winter night my last year as an undergraduate, my advisor casually mentioned that unless I was offered a stipend, it wasn’t really an acceptance into graduate school. This was specific to my case to a certain degree – looking for a PhD program in the environmental sciences – but his words […]

Know Your Fishermen as well as your Farmer

fisheries, Highlighting the Rural Voice, Science, Social Science, Sustainability, Underrepresented Issues in Marine Science and ConservationJanuary 30, 2013 • 2~2 min read

Fisheries had their ups and downs in the US in 2012. We’ve all heard the stories of overfishing, but there were also a few glimmers of hope as the New England cod fishery proposed to open previously closed areas, the Chesapeake oysters showed slight recovery, and MSC certification expanded and became more popular. News on […]

How to Make A Pretty Map

geography, Life in the LabNovember 6, 2012 • 2~2 min read

Cartographers of old produced maps that now hang in art galleries, living rooms, and libraries. They were works of art, embellished with the cartographer’s personality – from their handwriting to the fanciful borders of the page ¬†and sometimes even sea creatures. Peruse for a moment this map of North Carolina (then part of the Virginia […]

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