Papers

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MacDonald, B. H. (2021). Science communication: Understanding its challenges and opportunities. Review of three books. Proceedings of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science, 51(1), 211-219. https://doi.org/10.15273/pnsis.v51i1.10742 Full Entry
Martin, C. (2021). Humans are interpersonal beings: Why is not science communication interpersonal? Proceedings of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science, 51(1), 185-194. https://doi.org/10.15273/pnsis.v51i1.10739. Full Entry
Wells P. G., & Richardson, H. S. (2021). Addressing the crisis in biodiversity – our role. Proceedings of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science, 51(1), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.15273/pnsis.v51i1.10871. Full Entry - Editorial
Martin, C., & MacDonald, B. H. (2020). Using interpersonal communication strategies to encourage science conversations on social media. PLOS ONE, 15(11), e0241972. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0241972 Full Entry
MacDonald, B. H., Cadman, R., Martin, C., Ryder-Burbidge, S., Soomai, S. S., Stewart, I., & Wells, P. G. (2020). Is the production and use of grey marine literature a model for open science? The Grey Journal, 16(2), 73-83. Full Entry
Cadman, R., MacDonald, B. H., & Soomai, S. S. (2020). Sharing victories: Characteristics of collaborative strategies of environmental non-governmental organizations in Canadian marine conservation. Marine Policy, 103862.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2020.103862 Full Entry
Wilson, L., & MacDonald, B. H. (2018). Characterizing bridger organizations and their roles in a coastal resource management network. Ocean & Coastal Management, 153, 59-69. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2017.11.012 Full Entry
Chamberlain, S. D., Wells, P. G., & MacDonald, B. H. (2017). The Gulf watch contaminants monitoring program in the Gulf of Maine: Are its data being used for ocean protection, with special reference to Nova Scotia, Canada? Marine Pollution Bulletin, [7 p.]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.09.050 Full Entry
Soomai, S. S. (2017). The science-policy interface in fisheries management: Insights about the influence of organizational structure and culture on information pathways. Marine Policy, 81, 53-63. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2017.03.016 Full Entry
Soomai, S. S. (2017). Understanding the science-policy interface: Case studies on the role of information in fisheries management. Environmental Science & Policy, 72, 65-75. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2017.03.004 Full Entry
Dankel, D. J., van der Sluijs, J. P., Schtz, S. E., Olsen, E., Hansen, C., Eriksen, E., MacDonald, B. H., Soomai, S. S., & van Putten, I. (2017). A new approach to inform processes of integrated ecosystem assessments: Strategic paper for interdisciplinary research on marine science-policy interface with global impact. University of Bergen. Link to Article
Janowicz, M., Rolston, S.J., and Wells, P.G. (Eds.). (2015). Sustaining the Bay of Fundy: Linking Science, Communication, Policy, and Community Action. Proceedings of the 10th BoFEP Bay of Fundy Science Workshop, Coastal Zone Canada Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 2014. Bay of Fundy Ecosystem Partnership Technical Report No. 8. Bay of Fundy Ecosystem Partnership, Tantallon, NS. 31 p. Link
MacDonald, B. H., Ross, J. D., Soomai, S. S., & Wells, P. G. (2015). How information in grey literature informs policy and decision-making: A perspective on the need to understand the processes. The Grey Journal, 11(1), 7-16. Full Entry
Cossarini, D. M., MacDonald, B. H., & Wells, P. G. (2014). Communicating marine environmental information to decision makers: Enablers and barriers to use of publications (grey literature) of the Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment. Ocean & Coastal Management, 96, 163-172. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2014.05.015. Full Entry
Wells, P. G. (2014). Managing ocean information for the digital era: Events in Canada open questions about the role of marine science libraries. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 83(1), 1-4. (Link to Article) Link to Related Post
MacDonald, B. H., De Santo, E. M., Quigley, K. Soomai, S. S., & Wells, P. G. (2013). Tracking the influence of grey literature in public policy contexts: The necessity and benefits of interdisciplinary research. The Grey Journal, 9(2), 61-68. Full Entry
Soomai, S.S., MacDonald, B.H., & Wells, P.G. (2013). Communicating environmental information to the stakeholders in coastal and marine policy-making: Case studies from Nova Scotia and the Gulf of Maine/Bay of Fundy region. Marine Policy, 40, 176-186. Full Entry
Taylor, L. N., Doe, K. G., Scroggins, R. P., & Wells, P. G. (2013). Regulatory ecotoxicology testing in Canada activities and influence of the Inter-Governmental Ecotoxicological Testing Group. Water Quality Research Journal of Canada, 48(1), 14-29. Full Entry
Wells, P. G. (2013). Canadian aquatic science and environmental legislation under threat. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 69, 1-2. (Link to article) Link to related post
Wells, P. G. (2013). Supporting science in Canada. Proceedings of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science, (47)2, 205-210. Full Entry
Soomai, S. S. (2013). Understanding the science-policy interface: Measuring use and influence of information in policy-making. In J. MacIntosh & J. Stoner (Eds.), Building bridges in ocean management: Connecting the policy, science and public spheres. Marine Affairs Technical Report 11. Halifax, NS: Dalhousie University.
Wells, P. G. (2012). Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Carson's Silent Spring. Faculty of Management and International Ocean Institute, Dalhousie University: Halifax, NS. Full Entry
Soomai, S.S. (2012). The use and influence of scientific information in environmental policy making: Lessons learned from Nova Scotia. Proceedings of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science, 47(1), 155-170.
Quigley, K. (2011). The state of the ark: Trust, risk and sharing sensitive information about critical infrastructure in Canada. Governance, forthcoming. Full Entry
Soomai, S.S., Wells, P.G., & MacDonald, B.H. (2011). Multi-stakeholder perspectives on the use and influence of "grey" scientific information in fisheries management. Marine Policy, 35(1), 50-62. doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2010.07.006. Full Entry
Cossarini, D. 2010. Communicating scientific information for environmental solutions: A knowledge management perspective. Extended abstract submitted at the 2010 Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS) Conference. Information Science: Synergy through Diversity, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec. June 24 2010 Full Entry
De Santo, E.M. (2010). Whose science Precaution and power-play in European marine environmental management. Marine Policy 34, 414-420. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2009.09.004 Full Entry
Hutton, G.R.G. (2010). Understanding Influence of Scientific Information in the Digital Age: A Study of the Grey Literature of a United Nations Advisory Group. Proceedings of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science, 45 (2), 91-101. Full Entry
MacDonald, B. H., Cossarini, D. M. & Wells, P. G. (2009). Understanding the Use and Influence of Publications of Intergovernmental Environmental Organizations: Evidence from an Analysis of Internal Sources. Eleventh International Conference on Grey Literature, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 14-15 December, 2009. Full Entry
Wells, P. G., MacDonald, B. H., Toms, E. G., Percy, J. P., Cordes, R. E., Hutton, G. R. G., Cossarini, D. M., Hinch, P. R. & Rolston. S. J. (2009). Enhancing the use and influence of the Bay of Fundy information results and insights from recent studies of the BoFEP Fundy Informatics Working Group. In Redden et al (Ed.) Proceedings of the 8th BoFEP Bay of Fundy Science Workshop, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, May 26-29, 2009. (BoFEP Technical Report, 4, 132-138. Full Entry
Hutton, G. (2009). Scientific Grey Literature in a Digital Age: Measuring its Use and Influence in an Evolving Information Economy. American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T). Full Entry
MacDonald, B. H., Cordes, R. E. & Wells, P. G. (2007). Assessing the diffusion and impact of grey literature published by international intergovernmental scientific groups: the case of the Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment. Publishing Resources Quarterly, 23, 30 Full Entry
MacDonald, B. H. & Wells, P. G. (2007). From science to policy and decision making: investigating the use and impact of grey literature of government agencies focused on the environment. The Grey Journal 3, 2, 114. Full Entry
Cordes, R. (2004). Is grey literature ever used? Using citation analysis to measure the impact of GESAMP, an international marine scientific advisory body. Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, 28, 45-65. Full Entry
MacDonald, B. H., Cordes, R. E., & Wells, P. G. (2004). Grey literature in the life of GESAMP, an international marine scientific advisory body. Publishing Research Quarterly, 20(1), 25-41. Full Entry
MacDonald, B. H., Cordes, R. E. & Wells, P. G. (2003). Grey literature in the life of GESAMP, an international marine scientific advisory body. In GL5,Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Grey Literature. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Full Entry
Wells, P.G. (2003). State of the marine environment reports. A need to evaluate their role in marine environmental protection and conservation. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 46, 1219-23. Full Entry
Wells, P.G. (2003). State of the marine environment reports: a need to evaluate their role in marine environmental protection and conservation. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 46, 1219-1223. doi:10.1016/S0025-326X(03)00284-4 Full Entry