There is no one technology, nor one discipline, that can unlock the secrets of sustainability. Truly effective research comes from uniting the physical sciences with social science to approach systems as a whole.
CHANS-Net is a National Science Foundation-funded project to foster research into coupled human and natural systems.
My role: support that effort, lead a team to revamp the website, create a newsletter and devise ways to create a community of like-minded scientists across the globe and across disciplines.
CHANS-Net unites sustainability scholars across the world in the interest of taking holistic approach to balance both the needs of nature and people to allow both to thrive.
- Led a team to build a web page from the server up, including a robust search engine to better allow members to find potential collaborators, publications or news. Also includes a blog aggregator.
- Help increase membership, and thus create a powerful database of scientists. There currently are some 1,800 members, up from about 350 in 2010.
- Assist in symposium, administering annual fellowships, and helping promote journal publications.