Presentation on Visually Communicating Forecasts
The Social Science Working Group hosted a virtual panel on May 17, 2021. The panelist shared results from recent experiments assessing the efficacy of ecological forecast visualizations and the development of a teaching module for undergraduate students to learn about visualizing uncertainty in forecasts. A recording of the panel and resources shared by the panelists are available HERE.
Overview of the Social Science Group
Social science is an important component in ecological forecasting to both improve the prediction of the forecasts as well as to increase the understandability and usefulness of the forecasts for decision-making. By social science, we encompass a range of human-focused disciplines, including, but not limited to, decision science, geography, economics, and others. The Social Science Working Group is focused on: developing methods, interdisciplinary collaboration on improving ecological forecasting models, co-production with stakeholders who may or will use ecological forecasts, developing and testing new ecological forecasting decision support products, and improving the tools and processes that advance the use of forecasts in environmental decisions.
The Social Science Scope of Work provides an overview of the priorities of the Social Science Working Group. It is a living document that will be updated as tasks become redundant and new efforts are developed.
Social Science Working Group Schedule of Calls:
The Social Science Group will meet on June 16, July 14, and August 25 at 2pm US Eastern. We are always open to people joining the calls, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Science Blog Posts and Resources
- Blog Post: Social Science in Ecological Forecasting: People refining forecast visualization, March 23, 2020
- Blog Post: Social Sciences in Ecological Forecasting, December 13, 2019
- Bibliography of resources on data visualization best practices.
- This list is also available in the Ecological Forecasting Initiative Bibliography Zotero Group Library. Use the Filter Tags section in the lower left-hand corner of the library to select the “EFI Visualization Paper” tag to bring up all the references provided in the link above.
Notes from Working Group Calls
Co-chairs: Jaime Ashander (Resources for the Future) and Kira Sullivan-Wiley (University of Notre Dame)
- May 17, 2021 – the Social Science group hosted the Best Practices for Visually Communicating Ecological Forecast Uncertainty Panel
- April 19, 2021
- March 22, 2021
- February 22, 2021
- February 4, 2021 – joint Social Sciences and Partner Working Groups call
- The groups used the 2015 Report to the Secretary of the Interior, Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science as a jumping-off point to discuss actionable science and co-production
- December 8, 2020
- November 17, 2020
- October 20, 2020
- September 29, 2020
- August 25, 2020
- July 21, 2020
- June 30, 2020
- May 26, 2020
- May 5, 2020
- April 15, 2020
- March 10, 2020
- February 11, 2020
- December 16, 2019
- November 18, 2019
- October 28, 2019
- September 30, 2019
- September 5, 2019
- July 25, 2019
- July 11, 2019