Monthly Archives: March 2015

TDOT Urban Forest

Hi Kasey,

Congrats on your work revitalizing the TDOT urban forest in the SmartFix 40 corridor.

Just saw this article <http://www.cityofknoxville.org/Press_Releases/Content/2015/0331.asp​> and posted this to the neighborhood Facebook group:

More good things resulting from our Urban Forestry Department, this time for the TDOT SmartFix40 "Urban Forest." Article: "Over time, invasive trees and shrubs came in, so the county work crews went in and removed the invasive species," Krouse said. "It’s a great partnership with Knox County. We’re thrilled to be able to make such a difference so quickly, at no cost to taxpayers."

I really appreciate your ability to maintain the initial investment in the landscaping. It looks great.


Thanks,

Tanner

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21st Century Conservation Corps Eligibility / Interest?

Apologies if this is a duplicate message – I tried the "contact us" form on your website and it was not clear if it sent or not.

In my earlier message, I wrote:

I was looking at this <https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/12/22/2014-29914/21st-century-conservation-service-corps-partnership-opportunity> and was wondering if you all thought you might qualify as a local participating organization.

One of the program goals is conserving green space in urban areas. Here are some examples of partners: http://21csc.org/news-2/protecting-urban-green-spaces/

I figured SEEED would be a likely candidate and wondered if this 21csc sounds like a match for your organization’s goals?

Thanks,

Tanner

Query re: honeysuckle, kudzu on First Creek at Caswell Park

Thanks!

Nice, I love weed pullers. We used those on a national wildlife refuge I volunteered on. The pullers are amazing.

I will see if I can rally some motivated individuals.

Nice time of year to cull the invasives.

-Tanner

REI Excursions to “Discover Life”

Hi Nolan,

I was recently elected to the board of directors for Discover Life in America, the non-profit responsible for the Great Smoky Mountains N.P. All-Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (ATBI).

I understand our executive director recently reached out to REI concerning sponsorship opportunities.

Given the volatile nature of the Federal budget, DLIA has relied on financial contributions from local businesses to maintain operational stability. I’m hoping that a financial contribution supporting DLIA will be possible for the Knoxville REI at some point, but I realize the Knoxille REI is already heavily invested in supporting the Legacy Parks Foundation and the Urban Wilderness.

However, I have an idea in my mind that REI might offer a more valuable contribution than dollars: national name recognition and access to an established market of great outdoors enthusiasts.

I wonder if you have a moment that I could stop by and run a few ideas by you?

For example, I know that REI does expeditions across the nation and globally.

As the ATBI wraps up in the Smokies after 15 years with 931 species new to science and 7,799 species new to the Park, we’re shifting gears to apply the lessons learned in the Smokies to a Global Biodiversity Census.

The idea is because we know how to do an ATBI in the Smokies, with almost 20K species and thousands of hours donated by volunteer citizen scientists, we can- and should- do an ATBI anywhere, particularly in our nation’s protected areas.

A problem is while we’re well-known locally, we’re only just starting to build name-recognition outside the biodiversity science community.

I think partnerships and collaborations with established brands will be key to changing that, and so does the board. We’ve recently formed a partnership with the E.O Wilson Foundation, and National Geographic is sponsoring an upcoming "bio-blitz" expedition, but countless potential stakeholders have never heard of an all-taxa biodiversity inventory.

This is unfortunate, since there’re more parks and protected areas we don’t operate in, and likely hundreds if not thousands of species waiting to be discovered

Here’s where I envision REI might come in. I am wondering if a there’s a potential partnership where individuals participating in REI’s guided hikes and expeditions collect basic environmental data as part of a DLIA-themed citizen science program.

I realize REI expedition participants didn’t sign up to be citizen-scientists, but the value from a research perspective is excellent. Simple data points like water pH, temperature, light levels, tree bud burst or fall color, or soil moisture would be easy to collect, yet immensely valuable to understanding environmental changes in natural systems.

For example, this 4 day backpacking trip <http://www.rei.com/adventures/trips/weekend/smb.html> in the Smokies could offer valuable insights into environmental conditions on the Appalachian Trail, already part of the Appalachian Trail "Maine to Georgia" environmental monitoring study <http://science.nature.nps.gov/im/units/netn/parkPages/APPA.cfm​>.

I imagine it’d be an outreach win for REI in showing support for fundamental biodiversity research, and a win for expedition participants by participating in the science leading to better understanding of our cherished protected areas.

From a branding perspective, I think it’d bolster REI’s "green" credentials while introducing new stakeholders nationwide- even globally – to Discover Life’s mission and brand.

In an ideal scenario, participants will take the idea of an ATBI back home with them and start asking why their park or protected area hasn’t been inventoried yet. And that’s how it starts: the desire for a comprehensive inventory was the first step to discovering 931 species new to science and 7,799 species new to the Park in the Smokies.

Would your schedule permit that I stop by the store sometime to brainstorm with you about how to pursue a branding opportunity / collaboration with REI that might take shape regionally, or perhaps even nationally?

On a less ambitious note, I’m interested in chatting with you about idea for how DLIA might work with the local REI – and perhaps the Asheville REI – to promote citizen science and scientific discovery in our own backyard.

Thanks,

Tanner

Tanner M. Jessel
Information Technology Specialist
Center for Renewable Carbon

renewablecarbon.tennessee.edu

The University of Tennessee
Institute of Agriculture
Center for Renewable Carbon
Mail: 2506 Jacob Drive
865-946-1162 (o)
865-946-1109 (f)
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Hi Neelam and Dr. Sharma,

Thanks for copying me in on your conversations.

My undergrad background is in ecology, but I got a masters in information sciences with a minor in computational science here at UTK. So, your project is right up my alley and I was excited to hear about it this morning.

Here is something I thought of during Neelam’s update from earlier:

I saw you were considering using GitForum to power a question and answer forum.

It reminded me that Extension.org offers a few widgets centered on questions / answers:

https://ask.extension.org/widgets

You can see an example of one "ask an expert" widget in use by CenUSA Bioenergy here:

http://cenusa.iastate.edu/ask-expert

I thought the extension.org tools might be an alternative to gitforum.

Here is an example of a farm energy group on "ask an expert."

https://ask.extension.org/groups/1693

I don’t mean to say that extension is necessarily "better" than GitForum.

In fact, I often wonder how effective extension.org "ask an expert" is.

For example, not all questions posted to extension.org are answered; questions languish for several years.

Perhaps GitForum would yield a forum that might prove more versatile than extension.org, and prove more popular / more often used.

On the other hand, I wonder if there might be some hidden cost to GitForum, such as time required by a moderator to ensure things like spam aren’t posted.

I assume extension.org has some paid staff to moderate that kind of activity.

At any rate, I think extension is an option of possible value to be aware of.

Looking forward to further conversation,

Tanner

Congrats on first post!

That’s funny you noticed the toad one too and were about to post it.

I think it’ll be a two way street as far as learning. I know I learned some good ideas from Jen. She holds our all-time record for most popular article, which she captioned "How can you resist clicking on an article called ‘snot otter sexy times?"

I know I personally want to try out the draft post feature only because sometimes I hit "post" and then see a spelling error. I hate that, plus when the image preview is something I don’t want.

I would not worry about having me review posts, because that’d slow you down and possibly impinge on your personal style. Jen and I kind of did our own thing with very little coordination between the two of us beyond replying to messages from the steering committee to get some new information out on social media.

I’m open to you bouncing ideas off me if you need, though. Sometimes I ask the Joint National Steering Committee for advice on a post first.

Pretty soon I will be posting updated minutes from the task teams to the SEPARC site, so I can definitely imagine trying out scheduled posts with that.

The likalyzer tool (http://likealyzer.com) still says our timing is slightly off:

"Timing: Slightly off. So close! You publish many posts between 12 – 15 (GMT). But posts published between 15 – 18 (GMT) engage more users."

I assume that means we’re posting between 8 and 11 am, Eastern, but should post between 11 and 2 PM?

So, I suppose we could make an effort to schedule things in that time frame. No idea how reliable that suggestion is since they don’t really explain how they arrive at their conclusion.

I just did a quick google search and found this:

http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/best-times-post-pin-tweet-social-media-infographic

Says the best times for Facebook are Monday – Thursday 1 – 4 PM.

The peak time is Wednesday, 1 – 3 PM.

So, this info might help us with scheduling posts.

There’s probably more out there with a bit more transparency in their research methods.

Still, we might try these time tips out and see if there’s a difference.

Anyway, just a few thoughts to get down and possibly try out.

-Tanner

On Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 1:43 PM, Amanda Heh <apheh> wrote:

Tanner,

Thanks a bunch for all of the great feedback and tips!

Yes I saw that drafting option and am glad you brought it up. Would you like to start using it in some way? Maybe for now I can save my posts as a draft and shoot you an email so you can take a look and either post it then or schedule it for a day/time that you think will work best.

Doing something like that would also help avoid possible double-posting. I was actually about to re-post the FLPARC post when you did 😛

It is interesting seeing what people like and don’t like. I think the amount and variety of content has been exciting and keeps people guessing about what will come next. Seems like several people are actively following it. It is a change though, so I can see how it may not be what some people signed up for which is understandable. You are already seeing ways that we can possibly avoid loosing these people’s interest though which is great.. just have to learn and adjust as we go.
I think on the whole it is going in a fun and informative direction that people are really enjoying.

I like Twitter a lot even though I haven’t actively engaged in it too much in the past, but even so I do find "twitter speak" annoying on occasion. Only if there is a LOT of tagging making the post difficult to read/understand for someone not familiar with the language. On that note, I think you do a great job keeping the "twitter speak" readable and still reaching out to tag the relevant people/organizations — something the majority of people seem to like, and makes the SEPARC twitter page more active and engaging (very exciting!)
Just something that I’ll be keeping in mind.

Thanks again! Really enjoying learning from you.

Amanda

On Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 8:27 AM, Tanner Jessel <mountainsol> wrote:

Hi Amanda,

Thanks for adding the news about the NC herp meeting.

I hope you won’t mind – I edited your post to tag in NC Herpetological Society and also NC Zoo.

My goal in doing that is to "tag in" those groups and hopefully our post will get shared by them.

Also I wanted to make a suggestion – try and get your "hook" in the first sentence with 130 characters.

You did a great job asking a question / tapping in to curiosity – but try you hand at shortening the hook on future posts.

For example "Have an interest in ‪#‎herp‬ ‪#‎conservation‬ and ‪#‎research‬ in and around North Carolina? Registration is open for the 2nd ‪#‎NC‬ Congress of Herpetology"

Could be shortened:

Interested in #amphibian & #reptile #conservation, #research in #North Carolina? Registration now open for 2nd Annual #NC Congress of Herpetology.

That’s 147 characters, but the key points are made.

You can see the difference on Twitter:

However, notice your post got 2 re-tweets and mine "tailored for Twitter" have zero, so go figure.

Also this is a new feature I have not used, but I believe it will be helpful for composing posts:

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/facebook-allows-page-admins-to-save-backdate-posts/301363

I just learned about the feature this week – it’s apparently been available since October.

Also I want to let you know – I was looking at Facebook insights and realized I’ve made a few errors in terms of negative feedback (hide post, hide all posts, or worse, "unlike page.")

One of my mistakes was apparently sharing more than 4 posts in one day! The rule is "post early and post often" but I think I shared too many at once and someone got annoyed.

The scheduler feature may help out with spacing out posts to keep them from being "spammy" while also keeping up our engagement.

Another unfollow was where I used "$$$" asking if a "New Years resolution was to save $$$" I realize in retrospect the topic of money can be stressful. No wonder they unlikef the page! My mistake.

I have a spreadsheet I’m working on with all this data on posts from Facebook, I can send it to you later.

My point in explaining my errors is that you should take my advice with a grain of salt.

Jen never had negative feedback on any of her posts. You may want to emulate her more than me.

I’ve often wondered if my "twitter speak" is not just annoying.

I have taken to heart some of the tips from the social media workshop… For example- this week I re-shared a tiny cute turtle, and kids with reptiles.

…and I re-shared the toad story from Florida PARC which is doing surprisingly well.

It is interesting to see what people respond to.

Thanks again, and congrats on your first post! It’s a great start & I’m looking forward to seeing what else you come up with 🙂

-Tanner

Congrats on first post!

Hi Amanda,

Thanks for adding the news about the NC herp meeting.

I hope you won’t mind – I edited your post to tag in NC Herpetological Society and also NC Zoo.

My goal in doing that is to “tag in” those groups and hopefully our post will get shared by them.

Also I wanted to make a suggestion – try and get your “hook” in the first sentence with 130 characters.

You did a great job asking a question / tapping in to curiosity – but try you hand at shortening the hook on future posts.

For example “Have an interest in ‪#‎herp‬ ‪#‎conservation‬ and ‪#‎research‬ in and around North Carolina? Registration is open for the 2nd ‪#‎NC‬ Congress of Herpetology”

Could be shortened:

Interested in #amphibian & #reptile #conservation, #research in #North Carolina? Registration now open for 2nd Annual #NC Congress of Herpetology.

That’s 147 characters, but the key points are made.

You can see the difference on Twitter:

However, notice your post got 2 re-tweets and mine “tailored for Twitter” have zero, so go figure.

Also this is a new feature I have not used, but I believe it will be helpful for composing posts:

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/facebook-allows-page-admins-to-save-backdate-posts/301363

I just learned about the feature this week – it’s apparently been available since October.

Also I want to let you know – I was looking at Facebook insights and realized I’ve made a few errors in terms of negative feedback (hide post, hide all posts, or worse, “unlike page.”)

One of my mistakes was apparently sharing more than 4 posts in one day! The rule is “post early and post often” but I think I shared too many at once and someone got annoyed.

The scheduler feature may help out with spacing out posts to keep them from being “spammy” while also keeping up our engagement.

Another unfollow was where I used “$$$” asking if a “New Years resolution was to save $$$” I realize in retrospect the topic of money can be stressful. No wonder they unlikef the page! My mistake.

I have a spreadsheet I’m working on with all this data on posts from Facebook, I can send it to you later.

My point in explaining my errors is that you should take my advice with a grain of salt.

Jen never had negative feedback on any of her posts. You may want to emulate her more than me.

I’ve often wondered if my “twitter speak” is not just annoying.

I have taken to heart some of the tips from the social media workshop… For example- this week I re-shared a tiny cute turtle, and kids with reptiles.

…and I re-shared the toad story from Florida PARC which is doing surprisingly well.

It is interesting to see what people respond to.

Thanks again, and congrats on your first post! It’s a great start & I’m looking forward to seeing what else you come up with 🙂

-Tanner

Sidewalk between Woodbine and Jefferson on Bertrand

Good morning,

I was out walking my dog last night and noticed that the sidewalk between Woodbine and Jefferson on Bertrand has deteriorated to the point where it is hard to tell what’s lawn and what’s sidewalk.

Right now it makes more sense to walk in the street, which is sometimes problematic with a dog since it’s a narrow street.

I think the deterioration of the sidewalk has been caused by people illegally parking on it over a period of many years, which broke up the concrete and then let grass invade.

I was wondering if you could add this section to your list of sidewalks scheduled for repair?

Thanks,

Tanner

Draft Announcement: Habit in Focus Launch

Interesting point.

I just took some photos of zigzag salamanders in my yard yesterday using my iPhone.

I have no idea if my GPS was turned on or off when I took the photo.

If GPS was on, and I used my iPhone Flickr app to upload directly to Flickr, then it’s possible I might inadvertently publish the location of my yard salamander.

Someone determined to collect a zigzag salamander could then come retrieve one.

I presume the same scenario would be true if I e-mailed my yard salamander to PARC, and PARC then uploaded them to Flickr.

I read online there are a few tools to remove EXIF data ("exchangeable image file format" metadata that includes basics like shutter speed, aperture, camera model, and advanced details like geolocation, when available).

This article, which was linked to from a wikipedia article on "metadata removal tool" was particularly helpful:

http://www.quepublishing.com/articles/article.aspx?p=2216446

The article mentioned that Flickr publishes EXIF metadata by default, but Facebook actually strips EXIF metadata.

So, an easy way to ensure we’re not sharing sensitive geolocation data might be to upload all new images to Facebook first, then download the originals from Facebook, then upload the Facebook downloads to Flickr.

I believe that’d be the fastest and easiest way to ensure a location is not given away inadvertently – neither by PARC nor the photo submitter.

In my opinion it’d be nice to have a "municipality" level of geocoding (e.g., "Knoxville, TN" instead of "Tanner’s Yard with exact GPS coordinates"), so that we could take advantage of Flickr’s spatial data features, but pursuing that would increase the workload for the project.

Although, if submitters reliably include spatial information in their submitted descriptions, like "snake was photographed in Francis Marion National Forest," we can always add that spatial data to Flickr later if we want.

-Tanner

On Sat, Mar 7, 2015 at 3:48 PM, Christopher E. Smith <smit4155> wrote:

Thanks. I like the Flickr embedded album idea. Not sure we would want to include maps, as publicly displaying location information related to herps is typically frowned upon (I wouldn’t want the few examples from MN posted on a detailed map).

-Chris

On 3/5/15 4:29 PM, Tanner Jessel wrote:

Hi all,

Embedding an album gallery seems to work well.

http://parcplace.org/parcplace/news-a-events/2013-year-of-the-snake.html

That feature uses iframes.

I was also thinking of Flickr’s support for maps.

One of the advantages of Flickr is you can view items on a map.

For example, here’s J.D.’s photo stream (as GeoRSS) on a map provided by Flickr:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/57809070@N03/sets/72157629163667636/map/#

Unfortunately, Flickr does not have a "built-in" option to "embed" the map Flickr produces.

But, I’ve used the GeoRSS feature Flickr supports to map photos on other kinds of mapping platforms that can be embedded (Google Maps, ArcGIS online, GeoCommons).

Sadly the internet has a rotten habit of continually changing, and Google has recently dropped support of my favorite method using "My Maps" and "My Places."

Google still supports the Flickr GeoRSS in an embedded google map, but PARCs content management system (Joomla) appears not to support (externally linked) Javascript libraries or code.

But, I am sure there is something somewhere that lets us view content in a map.

It’s just figuring out how to accomplish it.

One option might be from ESRI – their "story maps" feature supposedly has some ability to display Flickr photos:

http://blogs.esri.com/esri/arcgis/2014/06/07/adding-flickr-albums-story-map/

More on Story Maps:

http://storymaps.arcgis.com/en/

Useful examples:

http://nps.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapTour/index.html?appid=2909c502fd6a498f8ad4f8b3eec5aeab&webmap=876204d383594964ade887aebaf07579

http://www.arcgis.com/apps/MapTour/index.html?appid=0fc92dcdb3224f2bba840fc0f7c25936&webmap=a94ca9e9bbe14383be9f58087e744c60

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/ist/?next=/travel/50-wilderness-areas-across-america-180952504/

There’s a whole collection of these:

http://storymaps.arcgis.com/en/gallery/#s=30&md=storymaps-community:nature-environment

I am familiar with using ArcGIS online and plan to look at possibilities using J.D.’s nice Flickr photostream.

For now though, I think it is clear that Flickr is a viable option, and we now know it will work on the parcplace site with iframes, but not javascript.

Story maps might also be an option; however: I’m not sure right now if those are automated.

If updates to story maps from Flickr are not automated, then a story map tied to Flickr might be something "neat" to do in the future, but not appropriate for frequent updates with new submissions, given the reality of our volunteer availability.

At any rate, I think Flickr is a smart way for us to proceed.

-Tanner

On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 8:59 AM, Candace M Hansen-Hendrikx <cmhansen> wrote:

Hi JD,

Sounds good! Thanks for filling me in re: images. At this point I don’t have any further suggestions for the page.

Cheers,

Candace

On Mar 5, 2015, at 8:25 AM, John David Willson <jwillson> wrote:

Hi Candace –

The existing toad and wetland images are mine, so no worries there. If we have additional images from others that we really want to use, it is possible to use text attribution or watermarks, but those make for messy and cluttered pages. Tanner is checking out the flickr idea so maybe that will be a viable solution.

JD

************************************************

John (J.D.) Willson

Assistant Professor

Department of Biological Sciences, SCEN 630

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR 72701

jwillson

Office: (479) 575-2647

http://comp.uark.edu/~jwillson/

From: Candace M. Hansen-Hendrikx [mailto:cmhansen]
Sent: Thursday, March 05, 2015 3:33 AM
To: Chris Smith
Cc: Tanner Jessel; John David Willson
Subject: Re: Draft Announcement: Habit in Focus Launch

Hi,

Thanks so much for incorporating the edits as per below.

I was wondering what platform you were using for the site and wasn’t aware of the limitations of Joomla (we’re running wordpress on the backend of amphibians.org). Like Chris though all I was thinking was just a text box underneath any images but if you’re focus is to use images that you have permission to upload without attribution then all is good. The Flickr idea could be a great solution as well.

I’m just a bit neurotic when working on sites about ensuring images are overtly credited when needed.

Chris: do we know where the toad photo came from? We could just reach out to them and ensure it’s okay to use the photo there without attribution and then the issues on the page are solved?

The image on the top I believe came from Priya and I believe PARC has permission to use that image.

Cheers,

Candace

On Mar 4, 2015, at 8:16 PM, Christopher E. Smith <smit4155> wrote:

Is it possible to use a small text box under an image to give credit? Alternatively we could add credit to the image file itself before uploading it anywhere.

-Chris

On 3/4/15 5:40 PM, Tanner Jessel wrote:

Yes, let me try it out and see if joomla permits iframes.

Some cms (like plone that I use for work) do not.

But, I anticipate no problem embedding a single image linked to a Flickr photo / album.

I did not know parc had a Flickr group.

Would you mind to forward the url when you get a chance?

-Tanned

John David Willson <jwillson wrote:

Hey Candace –

I’ve made the edits you suggested – take a look and see what you think.

Re: images – As Tanner mentioned, Joomla seems to have limited abilities to embed image metadata and we’ve generally tried to avoid having lots of text image attributions or watermarks. Our solution to this has typically been to use images primarily from folks that don’t mind not having attribution (such as my images that I put in the new habitat page).

However, I really like Tanner’s idea of using flickr. Tanner, would you be able to play a bit with embedding flickr images through joomla? We could even have a PARC flickr group that explicitly allows us to use contributed images on our site. I’m reasonable active on flickr and would potentially be willing to moderate a PARC flickr group.

Other thoughts???

JD

************************************************

John (J.D.) Willson

Assistant Professor

Department of Biological Sciences, SCEN 630

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR 72701

jwillson

Office: (479) 575-2647

http://comp.uark.edu/~jwillson/

From: Candace M. Hansen-Hendrikx [mailto:cmhansen]
Sent: Wednesday, March 04, 2015 4:07 AM
To: John David Willson
Cc: Chris Smith; Tanner Jessel
Subject: Re: Draft Announcement: Habit in Focus Launch

Hi JD,

Thanks so much for pulling this together – it looks great!

Just a couple of really quick thoughts:

1. Is it standard for PARC to leave off captions/photographer credits for the images?

2. Can we update "You are invited to share your stories of habitat restoration projects …” to this instead: "You are invited to share your stories of habitat restoration, land acquisition and conservation projects, as well as examples of good management or changes in management that maintain or improve herp habitat throughout this campaign.”

3. Would it be possible to remove the additional space before the following paragraph "And this is where you come …”

4. Is it possible to increase the buffer space around the toad image. The word “social” is just about disappearing into the image as it’s nudged up quite close.

Chris: would be great to hear your thoughts as well.

But overall, this is fantastic and I’m really excited to see this come together. Thanks JD for working so hard on this!

Cheers,

Candace

On Mar 4, 2015, at 12:01 AM, John David Willson <jwillson> wrote:

Hi Chris and Candace –

I’ve put together a basic page for habitat in focus. Take a look and see what you think:

http://www.parcplace.org/parcplace/news-a-events/habitat-in-focus.html

Its still pretty basic and I just threw in a couple of place holder pics, but I’d be interested to get your thoughts before I go further.

JD

From: Christopher

E. Smith [mailto:smit4155]
Sent: Monday, February 16, 2015 7:22 PM
To: John David Willson
Cc: Candace M. Hansen-Hendrikx
Subject: Fwd: Fwd: Draft Announcement: Habit in Focus Launch

Hi JD,

Below is some information about the new Habitat In Focus initiative that we need a landing page for on the PARC website.

The next week is crazy busy for me and I will not have much time to ‘organize’ content for the page, so I wanted to virtually introduce you to Candace. Candace is the project lead and can hopefully help advise on what to add to the webpage.

Sorry to pawn this off but I wanted to get things sent before I leave for a conference in the morning.

Thanks,
Chris

Women in Science Highlight for Women’s History Month (March)

Hi Jessica,

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has started a "#ScienceWoman" campaign to celebrate Women’s History Month.

Check it out:

https://www.flickr.com/search/?q=%23ScienceWoman

I wondered if IBSS might be interested in participating?

If so, I have the matching Photoshop template to use (actually given to me by FWS as part of my volunteer work with a wildlife group).

We already have a few photos of women ag research scientists.

Along with simply celebrating the diversity of IBSS researchers,

I think participating holds potential to increase overall exposure of the IBSS partnership / Biomass careers to a broader audience.

Here’s a photo pool we can join:

https://www.flickr.com/groups/womeninscience/

Let me know if you’d need an example;

Here are some photos from our Flickr collection that I could add the FWS template to:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/128850291@N05/15581085530/in/set-72157648827528539

https://www.flickr.com/photos/128850291@N05/16335431557/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/128850291@N05/15146165594/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/128850291@N05/15673522644/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/128850291@N05/15146052144/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/128850291@N05/15742437536/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/128850291@N05/16495339896/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/128850291@N05/15146724743/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/128850291@N05/15764257661/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/128850291@N05/15146051434/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/128850291@N05/15580166769/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/128850291@N05/15767536052/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/128850291@N05/15765936425/

Thanks,

Tanner

Tanner M. Jessel
Information Technology Specialist
Center for Renewable Carbon

renewablecarbon.tennessee.edu

The University of Tennessee
Institute of Agriculture
Center for Renewable Carbon
Mail: 2506 Jacob Drive
865-946-1162 (o)
865-946-1109 (f)
tjessel@utk.edu