Tuesday, August 7, 2007: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
Blrm Salon III, San Jose Marriott
OOS 19 - Science policy participants and their perspectives
A variety of different groups participate in the public policy arena, including citizens, scientists, NGOs, government institutions (USFWS, FS, EPA, etc.), and policy makers. Each brings its own perspective, knowledge base, and approach to dealing with uncertainty. In this session, we contrast the diverse participants and discuss the effects of improved communication and understanding among groups on science policy outcomes. The goals of the session are twofold: first, to promote policy literacy among ecologists; and second, to encourage effective participation by highlighting the diversity of perspectives that different participants bring to the policy process. The talks will be geared towards individuals with no background or experience in the policy realm, and will highlight the range of perspectives and methods of engagement.
Organizer:Candan Umit Soykan, Arizona State University
Co-organizer:Evan Notman, US Forest Service
Moderator:Candan Umit Soykan, Arizona State University
1:30 PMLinking the ivory tower to the sausage factory: Placing academia at the service of society
Lydia Olander, Duke University, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
1:50 PMPolicy for science: The changing ecology research agenda, 1970-2006
Mark Neff, Arizona State University
2:10 PMA survey of ecologists' views and knowledge about environmental policy issues
Evan Notman, US Forest Service
2:30 PMHow can you become more involved in public policy?
Colleen Fahey, ESA
2:50 PMAre planners using ecosystem-based management when developing environmental policy? Evidence from the Pacific Northwest (US)
Vivek Shandas, Portland State University, Jessica Graybill, Colgate University
3:10 PMBreak
3:20 PMProtecting old growth and other non-timber values in Idaho's state forests: A comparative ecological and financial risk analysis
Gabrielle Feldman, University of Idaho, Jay O'Laughlin, University of Idaho
3:40 PMRecipe for resilience: Using a policy sciences framework to analyze the efficacy of volunteer stream monitoring programs
Julia F. Nerbonne, University of Minnesota
4:00 PMCoral reef systems and compensatory mitigation strategies in the 21st century: Watershed approaches in the Pacific
Cindy S. Barger, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District, Connie L. Ramsey, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District
4:20 PMCommunicating science to policy makers: A case for embedded ecologists
Richard V. Pouyat, USDA Forest Service

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