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Sharing knowledge: How do you study a wetland?

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Sharing knowledge: How do you study a wetland?

Desired goal: How do we get trainees to share their disciplinary toolkit and methodologies with others in ways that are useful across disciplines. We asked trainees to answer the same question, How do you study a Wetland, from the perspective of geoscience, bioscience, geography, sociology, and policy science. Each trainee prepared a PowerPoint presentation that was viewed by instructors, trainees, and undergrad interns. Geology trainee focused on isotope analysis of soil; biology and geography trainees focused on designing and implementing strategies to collect soil samples; sociology trainee focused on gathering and analysis of interview and document data; policy science trainee focused on levels of political organization and strategies for gathering data from each. These presentations combined to show the different logics and tools used by different disciplines working on a similar problem.