PA026:
Science to Action: Building Novel and Transformative Partnerships Toward Decision-Relevant Science


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Session ID#: 25740

Session Description:
These are trying times for both scientists and local communities – dwindling financial resources, institutional barriers, spatio-temporal constraints, and a polarized electorate. Despite these roadblocks, scientists persevere to engage and collaborate with decision makers and communities to ensure science that is actionable, applicable, and usable. In this session, we explore (1) how scientists build and strengthen partnerships within and outside the research community, and (2) how these novel and truly collaborative partnerships lead to decision-relevant tools, resources, or knowledge. We invite on-the-ground stories and experiences, successes and challenges, and best practices that illustrate both increased collaborative capacity and the successful co-production of actionable science. Through this collective sharing, we can harness characteristics of effective and transformative partnerships to better understand community needs and deliver robust, science-based, and decision-relevant products and applications to our stakeholders.
Primary Convener:  Julian J Reyes, Washington State University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Pullman, WA, United States; USDA ARS Jornada Experimental Range, Southwest Climate Hub, Las Cruces, NM, United States
Conveners:  Melissa Varga, Union of Concerned Scientists, Washington, DC, United States and Korey Woodley, Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee, Moscow, ID, United States
Co-Organized with:
Public Affairs, Global Environmental Change, and Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences

Cross-Listed:
  • ED - Education
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • H - Hydrology
  • SI - Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Holly Mayton, University of California Riverside, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Riverside, CA, United States, Ty Beal, University of California Davis, Geography, Davis, CA, United States, Julia Rubin, University of California Berkeley, Global Health and Environment, Berkeley, CA, United States, Alejandra Sanchez, University of California Davis, International Agricultural Development, Davis, CA, United States, Martin Heller, University of Michigan, Center for Sustainable Systems, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, Lesi Hoey, University of Michigan, Urban and Regional Planning, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, Colin K. Khoury, International Center of Tropical Agriculture, Cali, Colombia and Andrew Jones, University of Michigan, Nutritional Sciences, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Grace D Molino, Brown University, Providence, RI, United States, Melissa A Kenney, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States, Ariana Sutton-Grier, NOAA Washington DC, Silver Spring, MD, United States and Kim Penn, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD, United States
Amy Townsend-Small, University of Cincinnati Main Campus, Cincinnati, OH, United States
Jennifer Pontius, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, United States and James Duncan, Research Analyst, RSENR, Burlington, VT, United States
Joshua Tewksbury, Future Earth, Colorado Global Hub, Boulder / Fort Collins, CO, United States and Kathryn Kohm, Future Earth, Colorado Global Hub, Boulder, CO, United States
Brenda K Jones, USGS, Baltimore, MD, United States
Nicole Michelle Herman-Mercer, USGS Central Region Offices Denver, Denver, CO, United States, Edda Andrea Mutter, Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council, Anchorage, AK, United States, Nicole J Wilson, University of British Columbia, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Ryan Toohey, USGS Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, AK, United States and Paul F Schuster, USGS, Boulder, CO, United States
Steven McNulty, USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station, Hot Springs National, AR, United States and Emrys Treasure, USDA Forest Service, Region 8, Atlanta, GA, United States
Ellen S Lewis and Gretchen E Gehrke, Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science, po box 3426, new orleans, LA, United States
Alison Parker, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, Oak Ridge, TN, United States; ORISE fellow hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, United States and Shannon Dosemagen, Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science, New Orleans, LA, United States
Melissa Goodwin, Rajul Pandya, Natasha Udu-gama and Sarah Wilkins, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States
Amanda Speciale1, Melissa A Kenney2, Michael Gerst2, Allison E Baer2, Dave DeWitt3, Jon Gottschalk4 and Scott Handel3, (1)University of Maryland College Park, Davidsonville, MD, United States, (2)University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States, (3)Climate Prediction Center, NOAA / National Centers for Environmental Prediction, College Park, United States, (4)Climate Prediction Center, NOAA / National Centers for Environmental Prediction, Washington, DC, United States
Nalini Nadkarni and Caitlin Weber, University of Utah, Biology, Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Anthony Daniel Cak1, Charles J Vorosmarty1,2, Linda J Vigdor3, Brian M Giebel1, Camille Santistevan3 and Colleen Chasteau4, (1)Advanced Science Research Center at the Graduate Center, CUNY, Environmental Sciences Initiative, New York, NY, United States, (2)CUNY City College of New York, New York, NY, United States, (3)Advanced Science Research Center at the Graduate Center, CUNY, New York, NY, United States, (4)CUNY Queens College, Flushing, NY, United States
Coreen Weintraub1, Juliet Christian-Smith1, Kristin Dobbin2 and Kate Cullen3, (1)Union of Concerned Scientists Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States, (2)University of California Davis, Davis, CA, United States, (3)Wesleyan Univ, Middletown, CT, United States
Eugene Cordero, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, United States
Glenn Milner, Ontario Climate Consortium, Toronto, ON, Canada
Graham EH Strickert1, Elmira Hassanzadeh1, Bram Noble2, Helen M Baulch3, Luis Alejandro Morales-Marin4 and Karl-Erich Lindenschmidt4, (1)University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, (2)University of Saskatchewan, Geography, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, (3)Univ of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, (4)Global Institute for Water Security, University of Saskatchewan, School of Environment and Sustainability, Saskatoon, Canada
Samantha Rose Weintraub, National Ecological Observatory Network, Boulder, CO, United States, Tamara Jane Zelikova, Univ Wyoming, Laramie, WY, United States, Angeline G Pendergrass, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, Wendy Bohon, Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology, Seattle, WA, United States and Kelly S Ramirez, Netherlands Institute of Ecology, Wageningen, Netherlands
Nancy Huntly1, Patrick Belmont2, Courtney Flint1, Luis Gordillo3, Peter D. Howe1, James A. Lutz4, Sarah E Null1, Sasha Reed5,6, David E Rosenberg1 and Shih-Yu (Simon) Wang1, (1)Utah State University, Logan, UT, United States, (2)Utah State University, Department of Watershed Sciences, Logan, UT, United States, (3)Utah State University, Mathematics and Statistics, Logan, UT, United States, (4)Utah State University, 2Wildland Resources Department, Logan, UT, United States, (5)USGS, Moab, UT, United States, (6)Southwest Biological Science Center Moab, Moab, UT, United States
David Pfotenhauer1, Patti G Iwasaki2, George E Ware3, Ashley Collier4 and Michael Hannigan1, (1)University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)Taking Neighborhood Health to Heart, Denver, CO, United States, (3)Organization Not Listed, Denver, United States, (4)University of Colorado Boulder, Environmental Engineering, Boulder, United States
Andrea Alessandri, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, De Bilt, 3730, Netherlands, Matteo De Felice, ENEA, Roma, Italy, Franco Catalano, ENEA National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, Rome, Italy, June-Yi Lee, Pusan National University, Busan, Korea, Republic of (South), Bin Wang, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Meteorology, and International Pacific Research Center, Honolulu, HI, United States, Doo Young Lee, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Barcellona, Spain, Jin-Ho Yoo, APEC Climate Center, Busan, Korea, Republic of (South) and Antje Weisheimer, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, Reading, United Kingdom
Roger C Bales1, Leigh Bernacchi1, Martha H Conklin1, Joshua H Viers1, Graham E Fogg2, Andrew T Fisher3 and Michael Kiparsky4, (1)University of California Merced, Merced, CA, United States, (2)Univ California Davis, Davis, CA, United States, (3)University of California, Santa Cruz, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (4)University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States
Juan Declet-Barreto and Charise Johnson, Union of Concerned Scientists Washington DC, Washington, DC, United States
Hazel Gibson1, Iain S Stewart1 and Peter Ledingham2, (1)Plymouth University, Plymouth, PL4, United Kingdom, (2)Geothermal Engineering Ltd, Falmouth, United Kingdom
Chris Swanston1, Maria Janowiak1, Leslie Brandt2, Patricia Butler3, Stephen Handler1, Todd Ontl1, Danielle Shannon3 and Kristen Schmitt3, (1)US Forest Service, Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, Houghton, MI, United States, (2)US Forest Service, Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, St. Paul, MN, United States, (3)Michigan Technological University, Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, Houghton, MI, United States
Dennis S Ojima, Colorado State University, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Fort Collins, CO, United States, Jill Lackett, Colorado State University, NREL, Fort Collins, CO, United States and Shannon McNeeley, Colorado State University/North Central Climate Science Center, Fort Collins, CO, United States
Christopher Paul Simpson, US Army Engineer Research and Development, Vicksburg, MS, United States and Anna M Jordan, US Army ERDC, Vicksburg, MS, United States
Boris Fernando Ochoa-Tocachi1, Wouter Buytaert1, Bert De Bièvre2 and Regional Initiative for Hydrological Monitoring of Andean Ecosystems (iMHEA), (1)Imperial College London, Civil and Environmental Engineering & Grantham Institute - Climate Change and the Environment, London, United Kingdom, (2)Fondo para la Protección del Agua - FONAG, Quito, Ecuador
Julie A Vano, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States and Science to Action Workgroup
Cathryn Allen Manduca, Carleton College, Northfield, MN, United States and Leadership Team for EarthConnections INCLUDES Pilot
Jamie Favors1, Sandra Cauffman1, Eric Ianson1, Jack A Kaye1, Lawrence Friedl1, David S Green1, Tsengdar J Lee2, Kevin J Murphy3 and Woody Turner4, (1)NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States, (2)NASA, Burke, VA, United States, (3)NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (4)Evansville, IN, United States
Himanshu Tyagi1, Ashvani Kumar Gosain2 and Rakesh Khosa2, (1)Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Department fo Civil Engineering, New Delhi, India, (2)Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Department of Civil Engineering, New Delhi, India
Diana R Gergel1, Lisa Hayward Watts1, Eric P Salathe2 and John D Mankowski3, (1)University of Washington Seattle Campus, Seattle, WA, United States, (2)University of Washington Bothell Campus, Bothell, WA, United States, (3)North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative, Olympia, WA, United States
Jennifer Balachowski1, Lara Buluc2, Chris Fischer2, Jason Ko2 and Steven Ostoja1, (1)USDA-ARS California Climate Hub, Davis, CA, United States, (2)USDA Forest Service, Vallejo, CA, United States
Rebecca Logsdon Muenich1, Jennifer Read2, Lynn Vaccaro2, Margaret McCahon Kalcic3 and Donald Scavia2, (1)Arizona State University, School of Sustainable Engineering & the Built Environment, Tempe, AZ, United States, (2)University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (3)Ohio State University Main Campus, Columbus, OH, United States
Gretchen T Goldman1, Ron White2, Denise Moore3, Michele Roberts4, Octavia Dryden5, Jessica Thomas6 and Charise Johnson1, (1)Union of Concerned Scientists Washington DC, Washington, DC, United States, (2)Madrid, Spain, (3)Independent Consultant, Washington, DC, United States, (4)Environmental Justice Health Alliance for Chemical Policy Reform, Washington, DC, United States, (5)Delaware Concerned Residents for Environmental Justice, New Castle, DE, United States, (6)Union of Concerned Scientists Cambridge, Cambridge, MA, United States
Rebecca R Hernandez, University of California, Davis, Land, Air and Water Resources, Davis, CA, United States, Kara A Moore-O'Leary, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Southwest Region, Sacramento, CA, United States, Dave S Johnston, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, United States, Scott Abella, School of Life Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, United States, Karen Tanner, University of California Santa Cruz, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, Amanda Swanson, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA, United States, Jason Kreitler, US Geological Survey, Boise, ID, United States and Jeffrey Lovich, US Geological Survey, Flagstaff, AZ, United States
Aisling Force1, Nina Hadley1 and Betsy L. Howell2, (1)Adventure Scientists, Bozeman, MT, United States, (2)US Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region, Olympia, WA, United States
Hillary Kathleen Burgess1, Julia Parrish2, Jane Dolliver3, Jennifer Metes4 and Heidi L Ballard4, (1)University of Washington, Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team, Seattle, WA, United States, (2)Univ of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, (3)Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, (4)University of California Davis, Davis, CA, United States

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