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There is growing recognition among conservation practitioners and scholars that good project management is integrally linked to well-designed monitoring and evaluation systems. Most conservation organizations have attempted to develop and implement monitoring and evaluation systems, often with mixed results. One problem seems to be that organizations are(More)
BACKGROUND We sought to determine the association between early fluid balance and neurological/vital outcome of patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage. METHODS Hospital admission, imaging, ICU and outcome data were retrospectively collected from the medical records of adult patients with aneurysmal SAH admitted to a level-1 trauma and stroke referral(More)
When we started Foundations of Success a few years ago, we planned to use learning portfolios – our word for formal research networks – as our primary means of making the field of conservation more effective and efficient. To avoid overextending ourselves, in our first business plan we said: We predict having an average of five to eight portfolios at any(More)
BACKGROUND The effect of dexmedetomidine on evoked potentials (EPs) has not been elucidated. We aimed to investigate the effect of dexmedetomidine on somatosensory, motor, and visual EPs. METHODS After IRB approval, 40 adult patients scheduled for elective spine surgery using total IV anesthesia with propofol and remifentanil were randomly assigned to(More)
In the last issue of Library Update (Summer 2015), Dean Mary Casserly announced that I was appointed Interim Dean and Director of Libraries, pending the conclusion of the search process. That short-term assignment has subsequently turned into a two-year appointment, and the past ten months have been a whirlwind of activity for both the Libraries and myself.(More)
Every day, the challenges to achieving conservation grow. Threats to species, habitats, and ecosystems multiply and intensify. The conservation community has invested decades of resources and hard work to reduce or eliminate these threats. However, it struggles to demonstrate that its efforts are having an impact. In recent years, conservation project(More)
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