“Various designs for riparian buffer zones are used depending on the intended use.”
I imagine so…
“The question in riparian buffer zones has been a recent focus in the past decade.”
How long has that poor question been soaking in there? Does it have any nitrogen left?
The above is one of the joys of cross-disciplinary teaching. I don’t just get to watch the mangling of the English language by Mass Comm. majors and future accountants, but by would-be psychologists and life scientists.
“The loss of data as the information makes its way through the channels of research and to the general public is important to recognize.”
Because, I suppose, ‘Knowing is half the battle’? The other half, one might guess, would be doing… or coming to some kind of sensible conclusion based on what you know. I would have settled for the latter, but in the case of this paper, there was some mad recognizin’ going on, but that is where everything stopped. [sigh]. The actual student is smarter than this, and is usually leaping ahead to conclusions with great enthusiasm. It’s not always the case that enthusiasm and talent travel together…
“With DDT and PCBs being a major concern with the Bay.”
I’m reminded of an old New Yorker cartoon, by Jack Ziegler — that showed the Empire State Building with a side of fries. To parallel the above, though, we’d need to have the “concern” that either there was no ketchup, or that the Health Inspector disapproved of the arrangement.
But wait: here’s the fastest way I’ve ever seen NOT to get a grant:
“I have devised a plan to stop overdevelopment of our shoreline and increase the power of officials to protect environmentally-sensitive areas. I figured why continue to allow counties to let developers build on wetlands other environmentally sensitive areas?”
“Figured”? The rest of the paper veers away from Proposal territory, out into the realm of “If I Were King of the Forrehhhhhst“…..
Coincidentally, BBC Radio is now playing “A Shiloh Farewell”, better known to many as the mournful theme music from Ken Burns’ Civil War miniseries. I guess if one is weary of fighting, perhaps making something beautiful out of the remnants is appropriate. This post probably isn’t it, though.
Probably a more apt bit of music is from the 1976 British studio recording of Evita, where a manic charity fund manager sings:
“When the money keeps rolling out you don’t keep books/You can tell you’ve done well by the happy, grateful looks/Accountants only slow things down/Figures get in the way!”
Act II, “And the Money Kept Rolling In (and Out)”