Note: During the Fall 2021 semester, the Ecoinformatics Seminar will meet on Mondays from 11:30-12:20 via Zoom. If you are interested in getting on the list to receive the Zoom link, please contact Dr. Katharyn Duffy.
The calendar below lists all Ecoinformatics and related events, including our weekly seminar. The weekly Ecoinformatics Seminar series includes a full schedule of world-class speakers who will present their research and take some time to talk about career development and how they got where they are today. Please join us every week for this exciting seminar series!
What does it mean to practice Open Science, and how does that help you when it comes time to publish and your scholarly identity.
Shelley Stall is the Senior Director for the American Geophysical Union’s Data Leadership Program. She works with AGU’s members and the broader research community to improve data and digital object practices with the ultimate goal of elevating how research data and software are managed and valued.
11:30 am-12:30 pm
September 20, 2021
Being a More Strategic, Evidence-Based Science Communicator
Science communicators who want to have sustained impact need to think carefully about what they want to achieve from the time and money they devote to communication. Clearly describing scientific findings and telling engaging stories is rarely the end goal. Instead, science communicators almost always want to affect behavior, including the likelihood that people will trust science when faced with new challenges. Smart science communicators also create communication opportunities to improve their own thinking and behavior. In this talk, John will share and discuss his recent research on what a more strategic version of science communication might look like and what steps social science research suggests might help us get there.
Dr. Besley is the Ellis N. Brandt Chair of Public Relations at Michigan State. He studies public opinion about science and scientists’ opinions about the public. In recent years, he’s become especially interested in how to help science communicators think about their communication choices in more strategic and evidence-based ways.