What We're Reading

October 16, 2014

"Scientific knowledge is in perpetual evolution; it finds itself changed from one day to the next."

— Jean Piaget, developmental psychologist and philosopher

Reading is a critical part of conceiving of and executing a successful synthesis effort. The following is a current snapshot of what just a few SESYNC researchers and staff have been reading—we hope you find a resource or two that's of particular interest and/or utility.


A critique of the ‘novel ecosystem’ concept

Authors: Carolina Murcia, James Aronson, Gustavo H. Kattan, et al.
Source: Trends in Ecology & Evolution
Who's reading it: Neil Carter, Postdoctoral Fellow

Informed actions: where to cost effectively manage multiple threats to species to maximize return on investment

Authors: Nancy A. Auerbach, Ayesha I. T. Tulloch, and Hugh P. Possingham
Source: Ecological Applications
Who's reading it: Judy Che-Castaldo, Postdoctoral Fellow

Food security implications of global marine catch losses due to overfishing

Authors: U. Thara Srinivasan, William W. L. Cheung, Reg Watson, and U. Rashid Sumaila
Source: Journal of Bioeconomics
Who's reading it: David Gill, Postdoctoral Fellow

Effects of distributed and centralized stormwater best management practices and land cover on urban stream hydrology at the catchment scale

Authors: J.V. Loperfido, Gregory B. Noe, S. Taylor Jarnagin, and Dianna M. Hogan
Source: Journal of Hydrology
Who's reading it: Kelly Hondula, Quantitative Programs Researcher

Perspectives on the Use of Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Management in Cleveland and Milwaukee

Authors: Melissa Keeley, Althea Koburger, David P. Dolowitz, et al.
Source: Environmental Management
Who's reading it: Kristina Hopkins, Postdoctoral Fellow

Writing Science: How to Write Papers That Get Cited and Proposals That Get Funded

Author: Joshua Schimel
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Who's reading it: Matthew LaFevor, Postdoctoral Fellow

Don't blame the beetles

Author: Cally Carswell
Source: Science
Who's reading it: Mary Shelley, Associate Director of Synthesis

Why Academics Stink at Writing

Author: Steven Pinker
Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Who's reading it: Cynthia Wei, Assistant Director of Education and Outreach

Global Human Footprint on the Linkage between Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning in Reef Fishes

Authors: Camilo Mora, Octavio Aburto-Oropeza, Arturo Ayala Bocos, et al.
Source: PLoS Biology
Who's reading it: Lauren Yeager, Postdoctoral Fellow

True Altruism: Can Humans Change To Save Other Species?

Author: Verlyn Klinkenborg
Source: Yale Environment 360
Who's reading it: Melissa Andreychek, Communications Coordinator

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