Seminar: Dr. Kenneth Rose

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Dr. Kenneth Rose, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 11:00

National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)
1 Park Place, Suite 300
Annapolis, MD 21401

Multidisciplinary team science and engaged {-raged} stakeholders: two often neglected aspects of coupled human-natural systems

Seminar presented by Dr. Kenneth Rose, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.

Coastal and ocean sciences are increasingly being challenged with applied problems that form the basis for resource management and regulatory decision-making.  The ecosystems of interest experience multiple stressors and often exhibit non-linear responses making intuitive-based predictions questionable. This leads to team science approaches and, because the consequences involve trade-offs, the involvement of a variety of stakeholders. My focus is on the often neglected aspect of coupled human-natural systems – namely the social dynamics among scientists and between scientists and stakeholders. I will discuss: group dynamics, disruptive knowledge, advocacy, communication, transparency, ethics, and trust. My focus is on practical steps we can take to ensure that the science is heard and trusted. 

Bio: Dr. Rose’s research centers on using mathematical and computer simulation modeling to predict and better understand the ecological dynamics of populations and food webs in estuaries, lakes, reservoirs, and oceans.  Dr. Rose is presently the France-Merrick Professor in Sustainable Ecosystem Restoration at Horn Point Laboratory. Prior to that, he was as a Professor in the Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences and Associate Dean at Louisiana State University. Dr. Rose has served on multiple editorial boards and ICES Working Groups, and was recently awarded the Award of Excellence (for lifetime achievement) from the American Fisheries Society. He has been a member of dozens of steering and advisory committees providing scientific guidance and oversight. Dr. Rose has been involved with a wide range of contentious environmental issues that often involve fish; these highlight the sometimes tricky arenas for scientists on how to be effective in large teams, how to interact with stakeholders, and how to communicate when science meets policy.


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