Help to shape policy with your science

Thanks to Julia Rosen for this piece in Nature News & Comment. Read the full piece here.  Megan Evans got a crash course in science policy in 2011. As a research assistant at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, she joined a project helping the Australian government to develop a tool to compensate for the … Continue reading Help to shape policy with your science

Embrace complexity to improve conservation decision making

I've recently published an article with my colleagues Federico Davila, Anne Toomey and Carina Wyborn in Nature Ecology & Evolution, which you can read for free with this link: http://rdcu.be/wnPv Here we respond to a recent piece by Bill Sutherland and Claire Wordley, which suggested that “evidence complacency” is leading to poor conservation outcomes. We … Continue reading Embrace complexity to improve conservation decision making

Policy internship at the Australian Academy of Science

Earlier this year, I was very fortunate to join the Australian Academy of Science for a 3 month internship in the Academy’s Science Policy team. The internship was for first of its kind offered by the Academy, and provided me with a unique opportunity to learn about its policy and advocacy work. I was attracted … Continue reading Policy internship at the Australian Academy of Science

Future Earth Australia workshop #FutureEarthOz

Since February, I've been spending time at the Australian Academy of Science as an intern in their Science Policy team. As part of this role I recently had the privilege of attending  the Future Earth Australia workshop. Below is a summary of the event - also posted as a Storify (with tweets and images): https://storify.com/megcevans/future-earth-australia-workshop  Over 28-29th … Continue reading Future Earth Australia workshop #FutureEarthOz