WWETAC Wildfire Risk and Fuels Treatment

Hi Nancy and Nicole,

As a popular definition of insanity is repeating the same steps and expecting a different result, I’m trying a different approach:

I’m hoping to get one topic at a time worked out rather than all of them at once.

I finished up the one-sentence title with finding/application text based on the NIH Research Highlights example:


I put all the one-sentence “finding” titles into a software tool that let me sort/group them:


After sorting/grouping I re-formatted into a logical narrative / flow:


Finally I integrated the narrative / flow into a written document for the Tools / Application section:


You can download that but I’m also adding a versions to comment on for your convenience.

Note there are five sentences per paragraph, and no sentence is longer than 20 words.

That’s a self-imposed limit to meet a hypothetical “gold standard” for writing for the web.

I am hoping this method will ensure all relevant findings/applications are accounted for and permit collaborative input at each step.

If the method produces acceptable results, I’ll apply it to the remaining three Fire Science topics to work out the kinks one at a time until done.







About Tanner Jessel

I am a recent M.S. in Information Science graduate from the University of Tennessee School of Information Science. I was formerly a graduate research assistant funded by DataONE (Data Observation Network for Earth). Prior, I worked for four years as a content lead and biodiversity scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Biodiversity Informatics Program. Building on my work experience in biodiversity and environmental informatics, my work with DataONE focused on exploring the nature of scientific collaborations necessary for scientific inquiry. I also conducted research concerning user experience and usability, and assisted in development of member nodes with an emphasis on spatial data and infrastructure. I assisted with research designed to understand sociocultural issues within collaborative research communities. Through August 1, 2014, I was based at the Center for Information and Communication Studies at the University of Tennessee School of Information Science in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Posted on August 13, 2016, in Uncategorized, USFS Research. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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