Research Communication--and Brevity--Earn Prize for Center Scientist
“How good is the research if we can’t communicate it?” says Center biological scientist Read more in CompassLive...after taking top honors at Northern Arizona University's (NAU) 3 Minute Research Presentation Project contest. The inaugural event at NAU, where Hoagland is pursuing a PhD in forest science, challenges graduate students to explain their research in plain language in just three minutes. This honing of communication skills results in a better understanding of research significance by the public, including decision makers. Hoagland is partnering with the Mescalero Apache Tribe to study the effects of forest treatments on Mexican spotted owls, a threatened species, in order to develop active management practices that sustain healthy forests as well as owl habitats.
Pictured: Serra Hoagland communicates her research on forest treatments and Mexican spotted owls.