Articles and Essays
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Additional Reading Related to the Challenges of Science Communications and Policy-Making

Achenbach, J.  March 2015.  The Age of Disbelief – Why Do So Many Reasonable People Doubt Science?  National Geographic.  http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2015/03/science-doubters/achenbach-text

Singh, G.C., J. Tam, T.D. Sisk, S.C. Klain, M.E. Mach, R.G. Martone, and K.M.A. Chan.  2014.  A more social science:  barriers and incentives for scientists engaging in policy.  Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 12:161-166.  http://www.esajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1890/130011

Dietz, T.  2013.  Bringing values and deliberation to science communication.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110:14081-14087.  http://www.pnas.org/content/110/Supplement_3/14081.full.pdf

Von Winterfeldt, D.  Bridging the gap between science and decision making.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110:14055-14061.

Fischoff, B.  2013.  The sciences of science communication.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110:14033-14039.  http://www.pnas.org/content/110/Supplement_3/14033.full.pdf

(Great quote within – “The goal of science communication is not agreement, but fewer,better disagreements.  If that communication affords people a shared understanding of the facts, then they can focus on value issues, such as…”)

Fischoff, B. and D.A. Scheufele.  2014.  The sciences of science communication II.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111:13583-13584.  http://www.pnas.org/content/111/Supplement_4/13585.full.pdf

Scheufele, D.A.  2014.  Science communication as political communication.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111:13585-13592.  http://www.pnas.org/content/111/Supplement_4/13585.full.pdf

Fisk, S.T. and C. Dupree.  2014.  Gaining trust as well as respect in communicating to motivated audiences about science topics.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111:13593-13597.  http://www.pnas.org/content/111/Supplement_4/13593.full.pdf

Jamieson, K.H. and B.W. Hardy.  2014.  Leveraging scientific credibility about Arctic sea ice trends in a polarized political environment.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111:13598-13605.  http://www.pnas.org/content/111/Supplement_4/13598.full.pdf

Pidgeon, N., C. Demski, C. Butler, K. Parkhill, and A. Spence.  2014.  Creating a national citizen engagement process for energy policy.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111:13606-13613.  http://www.pnas.org/content/111/Supplement_4/13606.full.pdf

Dahlstrom, M.  2014.  Using narratives and storytelling to communicate science with nonexpert audiences.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111:13614-13620.  http://www.pnas.org/content/111/Supplement_4/13614.full.pdf

Medin, D.L. and M. Bang.  2014.  The cultural side of science communication.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111:13621-13626.  http://www.pnas.org/content/111/Supplement_4/13621.full.pdf

Downs, J.S.  2014.  Prescriptive scientific narratives for communicating usable science.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111:13627-13633.  http://www.pnas.org/content/111/Supplement_4/13627.full.pdf

Ratner, R.K. and J. Riis.  2014.  Communicating science-based recommendations with memorable and actionable guidelines.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111:13634-13641.  http://www.pnas.org/content/111/Supplement_4/13634.full.pdf

Milkman, K.L. and J. Berger.  2014.  The science of sharing and the sharing of science.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111:13642-13649.  http://www.pnas.org/content/111/Supplement_4/13642.full.pdf

Contractor, N.S. and L.A. DeChurch.  2014.  Integrating social networks and human social motives to achieve social influence at scale.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111:13650-13657.  http://www.pnas.org/content/111/Supplement_4/13650.full.pdf

Wong-Parodi, G., and B.H. Strauss.  2014.  Team science for science communication.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111:13658-13663.  http://www.pnas.org/content/111/Supplement_4/13658.full.pdf

Fischoff, B. and A.L. Davis.  2014.  Communicating scientific uncertainty.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111:13664-13671.  http://www.pnas.org/content/111/Supplement_4/13664.full.pdf


Other Professional Barriers to Actionable Science

Goring, S.J., K.C. Weathers, W.K. Dodds, P.A. Soranno, L.C. Sweet, K.S. Cheruvelil, J.S. Kominoski, J.Ruegg, A.M. Thorn, and R.M. Utz.  2014.  Improving the culture of interdisciplinary collaboration in ecology by expanding measures of success.  Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 12:39-47.  http://www.esajournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1890/120370

Hansen, G.J.A., S. Sadro, M.M. Baustian, and B.A. Stauffer.  2014.  Is it time to redefine the “alternative” career path for ecologists?  Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin 23:2-5.  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/lob.20142311/pdf

The measure of research merit - http://www.sciencemag.org/content/346/6214/1155


Diversity Challenges

http://www.nature.com/news/diversity-1.15913

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/voices/2014/12/17/beyond-the-pipeline-reframing-sciences-diversity-challenge/


Essays on the Challenges Associated with Incorporating Science in Society

    Siitari, K., J. Martin, and W.W. Taylor.  2014.  Information flow in fisheries management:  systemic distortion within agency hierarchies.  Fisheries 39:246-250.  http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/03632415.2014.915814

Biba, E.  June 3, 2013.  Where is the Next Carl Sagan?  Before People Will Understand Science, Scientists Must Understand People.  Popular Science.  http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-05/not-just-facts (Excellent essay on selective perception)

Hoffman, A.J.  February 9, 2015.  Commentary - Isolated scholars: Making bricks, not shaping policy.  The Chronicle of Higher Education.  http://chronicle.com/article/Isolated-Scholars-Making/151707/

Clarke, M. and S. Lawler.  December 31, 2014.  Why we need to listen to the real experts in science.  The Conversation.  http://theconversation.com/why-we-need-to-listen-to-the-real-experts-in-science-35501

Nichols, T.  January 17, 2014.  The Death of Expertise.  The Federalist.  http://thefederalist.com/2014/01/17/the-death-of-expertise/






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