Oct 19, 2020
Seminar Speaker Shares Advantages to Taking a System Dynamics Approach To Research

During SESYNC’s most recent virtual seminar, Dr. Devon Payne-Sturges, of the University of Maryland's School of Public Health, spoke about the advantages of using a system dynamics approach to solve complex research problems, particularly in relation to developing interventions for neurodevelopmental disorders in children.


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Sep 25, 2020
SESYNC Researcher Taking Interdisciplinary Approach to Improve Tropical Forest Resilience

SESYNC’s former postdoc and current researcher Xavier Benito, and his colleagues, recently received funding for a small project foucused on improving tropical forest resilience to human-climate pressure from the U21 Resilience Network

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Sep 24, 2020
Kicking Off SESYNC’s Fall Virtual Seminar Series with Guest Lecturer Mysha Clarke

Dr. Mysha Clarke, Assistant Professor of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, in the School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Florida, recently gave a seminar titled, “The Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management: What Is the Role of Mixed Methods Approaches?”  This talk provided a comprehensive look at how researchers can combine quantitative and qualitative social science research methods, also known as the mixed methods approach, to address complex S-E problems.   

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Sep 18, 2020
Global Group of Scientists Sound the Alarm on Plastic Pollution

New study estimates that even if governments around the world adhere to their ambitious global commitments, and others join in efforts to curb plastic pollution, annual plastic emissions may increase to 53 MT of plastic waste to oceans, lakes, and rivers by 2030.

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Sep 02, 2020
Globalization Is Reweaving the Web of Life

Introduced species are reshaping how plants and animals interact in ecosystems worldwide

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Aug 24, 2020
Join SESYNC for our Virtual Seminar Series This Fall

Join SESYNC on Tuesdays this fall for our virtual seminar series. 

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Aug 21, 2020
Teams Put Skills Gained from the Summer Institute to Use in Interdisciplinary Research


Although online this year, SESYNC's 2020 Summer Institute gave teams the skills needed to advance their research in meaningful ways. 

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Aug 05, 2020
Building A Network for Network Analysis

Former SESYNC postdocs Phillip Staniczenko and Lorien Jasny recently led a new online version of their SESYNC short course Introduction to Social and Ecological Network Analysis.  



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Jul 30, 2020
Integrating Water Management Teaching in Schools – Why Is It Important?

Former SESYNC Postdoc Tijana Jovanovic is the team lead on a new initative designed to integrate water management into schools' curricula. Jovanovic, now a Surface/Subsurface Hydrological Modeller with the British Geological Survey, will be leading the project for Community Water Management for a Liveable London (CAMELLIA), a research program funded by the Natural Environment Research Council. Learn more about the project below from Tijana herself, in this release that was originally published on CAMELLIA's website



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Jul 23, 2020
SESYNC's Announcement Regarding Fall RFPs

 Due to the uncertainty surrounding the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, SESYNC has made the difficult decision to not move forward in issuing our requests for proposals (RFPs) that are traditionally posted in the fall.


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