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May 29, 2020
Saying Farewell to SESYNC Postdocs Xavier Benito & Florian Gollnow

SESYNC highlights the work and achievements of Xavier Benito and Florian Gollnow as they wrap up their postdoc residency at the Center.


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May 07, 2020
An Introduction to Disease Modeling: Understanding COVID-19 Means Understanding Disease Modeling

SESYNC postdoc Lauren White explains the methodology behind infectious disease modeling to help others better understand the impacts of COVID-19.


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May 05, 2020
Who knew? Virtual meetings less scary than climate change

SESYNC postdoc Rachel Mason provides tips for navigating virtual project meetings, based on a recent online meeting she helped lead for a SESYNC Pursuit. 


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May 05, 2020
Infectious Historians Spread Knowledge on Pandemics

SESYNC postdoc Merle Eisenberg shares details about his new podcast Infectious Historians, which connects experts on historical pandemics and their effects with a public audience. 


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May 01, 2020
New Call to Examine Old Narratives: Infectious disease modeling study casts doubt on the Justinianic Plague’s impact

In a new paper in PLOS One, SESYNC researchers examined the impacts of the Justinianic Plague with mathematical modeling. From the modeling, they found that it was unlikely that any transmission route of the plague would have had both the mortality rate and duration described in the primary sources.

 

 


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Apr 16, 2020
SESYNC Work Highlighted in Special Issue of Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability

 

Too often, a gap exists between research findings and their application to real-world problems. Recognizing the need to bridge this gap, particularly as it relates to knowledge about climate change and sustainability, participants of a SESYNC Foundation recently examined the drivers and mechanisms of “actionable” science and other forms of knowledge. Their efforts resulted in a series of 10 papers published in a special issue of Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, which is intended to jump start a new community of engaged scholarship on the topic.


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Apr 09, 2020
Climate Change to Cause Abrupt Species Loss this Century

A new study led by former SESYNC postdoc Christopher Trisos published in Nature reveals that the disruption of biodiversity from climate change on land and in the oceans could happen sooner than previously thought—possibly as early as 2030.


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Apr 06, 2020
SESYNC Postdoc Creates Resources for Educators Transitioning to Virtual Classrooms

SESYNC postdoc Merle Eisenberg has created two websites, Middle Ages for Educators and Infectious Historians, to provides resources to educators on historical plagues and pandemics.


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Apr 06, 2020
A Reflection on My Science-Art Hybridity in Facing Complex Socio-Environmental Problems

SESYNC Postdoc Se Jong Cho explains the connections between her art and scientific research.


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Mar 25, 2020
Effectively Including Online Participants in Onsite Meetings

A group of SESYNC particpants from the Theme “Building Resources for Complex, Action-Oriented Team Science” share their best tips for effectively including online particiapnts in meetings in this blog from Integration and Implementation Insights


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