|Rehabilitating Coral Reefs|
|January 1998||Table of Contents||Volume 43||Number 1|
The Great Global El Nino Ozone Warming Debate
The Art and Science of Reef
by William F. Precht
Ship groundings destroy huge sections of coral reefs every year. Understanding the geology and ecology of reef systems and applying a multidisciplinary approach to reef restoration projects are essential for the rehabilitation of these fragile marine systems.
Communicating With Congress -- Part II. Contacting the
by Joseph A. Briskey
Scientists can present their concerns to Congress in many ways -- from providing expert testimony at hearings to writing letters to their representatives. A former congressional aide, now with the U.S. Geological Survey, explains how to get through to the decision makers.
Earth-Science Funding Trends at NSF -- A Rotator's
by Christopher G. Maples
A "rotating" program director at the National Science Foundation (NSF) debunks a few myths about the grant process in NSF's Earth Sciences Division and predicts funding trends for the future. NSF strives to fund the best proposals submitted in each competition, but not all programs in the Earth Sciences Division have the ability to fund at equivalent rates.