Impactful Science: An Assessment of Characteristics, Grantee Reflections, and Lessons Learned

Webinar Brief Resource
October 2018

In a Collaborative Science for Estuaries webinar hosted on November 17, 2017, Julia Wondolleck, Professor of Environment and Sustainability at University of Michigan and NERRS Science Collaborative team member, outlined what she has learned from examining projects supported by the NERRS Science Collaborative. This product contains Julia's presentation slides and her key talking points, which include:

  • The ways in which end user and researcher interaction throughout the duration of a NERRS project incorporates local knowledge and networks to bring new ideas and opportunities to interactive science teams;
  • The impact of NERRS Science Collaborative project teams in improving understanding and community relationships likely to endure beyond the life of each project; and
  • The unique characteristics of collaborative science that set it apart from more traditional approaches to conducting research.

These slides summarize a webinar given by Dr. Julia Wondolleck on November 30, 2017, on what she has learned from examining projects supported by the NERRS Science Collaborative.