Securing science’s seat at the table

BioScience journalist Randy Showstack interviewed ASU Center for Biodiversity Outcomes Founding Director Leah Gerber in an article published today titled “Ensuring that Science Has a Seat at the Table.”

In this article, Gerber shares her insights on the importance of translating scientific research into decision-making tools across all sectors. “Evidence and science should be used for decision-making across the board, especially in natural disasters,” she explains.

Gerber highlighted the center’s current research in the Galapagos National Park to help improve monitoring and management of the Galapagos Marine Reserve. The Lenfest Ocean Program is funding this project.

The article quotes other experts, highlighting the importance and urgency of increasing decision-making transparency and spreading since-based information to tackle our most pressing issues, such as climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic.