Margaret Cargill is an applied linguist with over 25 years of experience as a research communication educator. Her research focuses on innovative collaborative methods for helping scientists develop high-level skills for communicating their research findings effectively. She has worked extensively in Australia, Europe, and Asia with scientists of many disciplines and language and cultural backgrounds.Patrick O'Connor is a research ecologist, environmental economist, environmental consultant, and science educator. His work over the last 20 years has focused on the use of scientific principles in designing, monitoring, and evaluating environmental programs for governments and statutory authorities in Australia. His research interests and scientific publications span fields of ecosystem service economics, terrestrial ecology, and detection of change in plant and animal communities.