Research Communication--and Brevity--Earn Prize for Center Scientist


SHoagland_NAU.jpg“How good is the research if we can’t communicate it?” says Center biological scientist Serra Hoagland 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. Read more in CompassLive...

Pictured: Serra Hoagland communicates her research on forest treatments and Mexican spotted owls.


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