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Predation Matters

ecology, fisheriesMay 7, 2013

Today, Pew unleashed a mini-media blitz on the importance of predation in fisheries management.  This got my attention because the interaction between marine predators and fisheries is one of my major research interests.  They do a great (and slickly-designed) job explaining the basics of why paying attention to predation matters in fisheries management, and bonus […]

ScienceOnline Oceans update: Registration information and costs

• Uncategorized • April 23, 2013

I have exciting news about ScienceOnline Oceans to share! General registration will start in a little over two weeks. As this is a little different from traditional scientific conferences, I’d like to explain the process in some detail. Registration  Registration will take place in four stages. 1) Session moderators and workshop leaders. If your proposal for a session […]

Sea Leveler Update: one week of #sealevelrise

• Uncategorized • April 13, 2013

Now that most of the bugs are out of the system, here is what a one week readout looks like on the Sea Leveler. A few observations: The Sea Leveler is driven by twitter’s own search API, which is not perfect. The rapid dramatic drops are due to twitter updating its search parameters to exclude […]

Sea Leveler Update

• Uncategorized • March 29, 2013

Earlier this week I launched the Sea Leveler, and open-source, arduino-powered, water level meter that measure the activity of tweets about #sealevelrise on twitter. Not surprisingly, the first full week of trial revealed a few bugs in the machine. The first thing you’ll notice is that, in addition to recording tweets about sea level rise, […]

Was CITES COP16 a game-changer for online outreach at wildlife management meetings?

Conservation, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksMarch 18, 2013

As 16th Conference of the Parties of the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES COP16, pronounced sight-eze) comes to a close, I’d like to reflect on something that made this meeting unlike almost any other wildlife conservation and management meeting in history. Yes, history was made as delegates voted to list commercially exploited […]

ScienceOnline Oceans: The planning wiki is now open, and other important updates.

• Uncategorized • March 4, 2013

I have a few important updates to share about ScienceOnline Oceans! For those of you who haven’t yet heard, ScienceOnline Oceans is a conference (affiliated with the NC-based ScienceOnline) that will explore how marine scientists and conservationists can use the internet for collaboration, education and outreach. The meeting will take place October 11-13th at the […]

Introducing ScienceOnline: Oceans!

• Uncategorized • February 1, 2013

I am thrilled to officially announce Science Online: Oceans, which will take place in Miami this October! ScienceOnline: Oceans is affiliated with the North Carolina based ScienceOnline organization and meeting, and we hope to incorporate much of what makes those meetings so special, but there is one key difference that regular ScienceOnline attendees should be […]

Submit your short ocean-themed movie to the Beneath The Waves Film Festival

• Uncategorized • January 8, 2013

The Beneath The Waves Film Festival is accepting submissions for the 2013 event. Now in it’s fourth year, Beneath the Waves encourages dialogue and networking between documentary filmmakers, conservationists, and scientists. As in past years, the film festival is associated with the Benthic Ecology conference, which is taking place March 20th-23rd in Savannah, Georgia. There will […]

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