Field Notes

  • A Trick to Predicting Migration

    The Fishscape team, lead by researchers from the the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT (Mark Urban and Heidi Golden), the Marine Biological Laboratory (Cameron MacKenzie), and the Woods Hole Research Center (Linda Deegan), studies genetically distinct Arctic grayling populations

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  • Coonamessett River Restoration Herring Counting

    Woods Hole Research Center scientists are part of a team restoring the Coonamessett River on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. As part of the restoration, the team is removing impediments to the migration of herring, and other fish species. This video, by Emily Ferguson, shows the herring run on the Coonamessett.

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  • Who’s Politicizing Science?

    By John P. Holdren. Tens of thousands of scientists and supporters of science poured into the streets of Washington DC and other cities around the world Saturday in a massive “March for Science”

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  • Some Thoughts on the Scientists’ March

    By John P. Holdren. Understandable concerns have been expressed by some in the scientific community that marching on April 22 will make scientists look like “just another interest group” or “just worried about their jobs” or that they will be seen as “politicizing science.”

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  • Why President Trump needs to finally name a science advisor

    By Dr. John Holdren, WHRC Senior Advisor to the President. During the eight years I served as President Obama’s science advisor and director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), people not closely familiar with how the executive branch works often asked

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  • Back in Alaska

    By Research Assistant Sarah Ludwig. In early August, four days after returning to Woods Hole from our research expedition in Siberia, I was on another plane flying back to Alaska.

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  • Assembling a digital resource and coping with scarcities in Mbandaka, DRC

    By Eva McNamara, Projet Équateur Technical Assistant. I am currently building a digital library for the Institut Supérieur de Développement Rurale (ISDR) to give its clientele improved access to national and international reports, agricultural literature, and open access articles and textbooks.

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  • Projet Équateur: Looking forward

    Three years into a four-year project, the Project Équateur team is taking stock of what it can do, what it can’t do, and the best way forward. Equateur is in many ways different from the rest of the DRC. 

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  • REDD+ in the Congo: Buya Pilot Project

    “How do we know your project isn’t going to ruin everything for us?” asked a Bokumu Mokola village elder. There began the challenge.

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  • REDD+ in the Congo: Intricacies of making it work

    The Democratic Republic of Congo has had a tragic conflict-ridden history. With 68 million people and vast natural resources, DRC could be one of the largest economic engines on the planet.

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