Why is it important to communicate your results to the public and policy-makers?
Nancy Baron. (2010). Stand up for science. Nature, 468(7327), 1032–1033. Alan Leshner. (2007). Outreach training needed. Science, 315, 161. Carl Safina. (2012). Why communicate science? APS News 21 (9), 8.
- AAAS Communicating Science website,
- AGU website on Communicating with the Media, Nancy Baron. (2010).
- Escape from the Ivory Tower: A Guide to Making Your Science Matter. Washington, DC: Island Press. Randy Olson. (2009).
- Don’t Be Such a Scientist: Talking Substance in an Age of Style. Washington, DC: Island Press. Dennis Meredith. (2010).
- Explaining Research: How to Reach Key Audiences to Advance Your Work. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Where to go for more training
- The Leopold Leadership Program, Stanford University
- The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science
- improvscience workshops
Scientists write about communicating on controversial issues
- David Blockstein. (2002). How to lose your political virginity while keeping your scientific credibility. BioScience, 52(1), 91–96.
- Thomas Mills & Roger Clark. (2001). Roles of Research Scientists in Natural Resource Decision-Making. Forest Ecology and Management, 153, 189–198.
- Michael Oppenheimer. (2011). What roles can scientists play in public discourse? Eos, 92(16), 133–140.
- Roger Pielke, Jr. (2008). Science and Politics: Accepting a Dysfunctional Union. Harvard International Review, (Summer), 36–41.