Rockville Science Café: Making Environmental Science More Effective

February 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Trapezaria Mediterranian Kuzina
11 North Washington Street
Maryland 20850
Lisa Liu

Making Environmental Science More Effective

Thomas J. Miller will discuss why environmental science is not more effective in the policy realm.

Dr. Thomas J. Miller is a professor of fisheries science and director of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s founding campus, the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomons, Maryland. He has been a leader in the development of approaches to manage several Chesapeake Bay species, including crabs and striped bass, combining laboratory, field and modeling approaches to address questions of interest to society. Most recently, his research has focused on both the effects of ocean acidification on blue crab, recruitment issues in menhaden and striped bass and stakeholder involvement in recreational fisheries.

Environmental science can and should play an important role in policymaking decisions. However, research findings in these areas are often not well integrated into policy decision making. Dr. Miller will discuss why environmental science is not more effective in the policy realm and what researchers can do to help.

The presentation is free and open to the public. You may purchase a drink, enjoy the $15 “all included” buffet (light fare, drinks, and tip), or purchase dinner from the full menu. There is free parking behind the restaurant.

Rockville Science Café meets every third Tuesday of the month. It features a scientist engaging and leading a discussion that encourages conversation, debate, and interaction.

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