Short Communications: Suggestions for Improving Science Communication for Halophyte Conservation, Research, and Development

  • Megan RafterEmail author
Part of the Tasks for Vegetation Science book series (TAVS, volume 49)


The Sabkha Ecosystems book series is a comprehensive guide to sabkha ecosystems and halophytes worldwide. The series covers their societal value, potential for utilization, and the importance of their conservation. However, in this “Information Age,” a book series alone is not enough to reach and influence all stakeholders who should be utilizing this information. This short communication chapter suggests how experts can improve their ability to communicate scientific topics, in order to inform and influence their target audience.


Conservation Development Halophyte Research Science communication 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ex-UNESCO BangkokBangkokThailand
  2. 2.Plant Sciences, Rothamsted ResearchHarpendenUK

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