Top fifty answers to Science Magazine question: "how will the practice of science change in your lifetime?"

At the end of 2011, Science Magazine invited essays to answer the question, “how will the practice of science change in your lifetime?” The purpose was, apparently, two-fold: to kick off a new section in Science Magazine, called NextGen VOICES, and to explore “how can we promote the wide-ranging conversations that will be necessary to meet [the] critical challenges [of a crowded and resource-limited world]?”  Here are the top 50 responses, addressing topics like collaboration, data management and informatics, and solutions-oriented research.  

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Crab fisheries' wild fluctuations give insights into the challenge of "sustainable fisheries" - UW News

In the first lecture of the 2012 Bevans Series on Sustainable Fisheries, SAFS’ David Armstrong shared “crab sagas” from around the region.  He illustrated the challenge of defining or achieving sustainability in fisheries when they fluctuate with multiple drivers at many scales of space and time.  Read the UW News coverage here.  The next lecture is this Thursday, and focuses on global dynamics in recreational fisheries.  

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