Center News

May 18, 2017
Seeing the Forest for the Genes

A first of its kind study uses bioinformatics to help answer ecological questions about plant defenses and tree community dynamics 


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May 17, 2017
New Postdoc Fellowship Opportunities at SESYNC

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) invites applications for three exciting new Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunities that are scheduled to start in August 2017. These opportunities are open to applicants who have completed their PhD in a relevant field within the last two years.


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May 03, 2017
Which Endangered Species Should We Save?

Imagine you worked in a hospital where many people required medical attention but you had limited staff and resources to treat them. How would you prioritize patients? Some might argue you should first go for the patients with critical needs whereas others may argue you should treat those who had the best chance of survival.


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Apr 27, 2017
SESYNC’s Nick Magliocca wins award for best presentation

 

Dr. Nick Magliocca, assistant research professor at SESYNC, won a prestigious award for the best presentation by a junior researcher at the 2017 Agent Based Modeling Symposium last week.


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Apr 20, 2017
Fisheries are Critical to Global Food Security

Globally, more than one billion people depend on fisheries and aquaculture as a primary source of protein, and an essential source of micronutrients such as zinc, vitamin B12, and omega-3 fatty acids. SESYNC has supported a growing body of literature highlighting the importance of fisheries to human nutrition, and the threats to the sustainability of fisheries. 


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Apr 05, 2017
Diversity dividends: The economic value of grassland species for carbon storage

A collaboration of scientists has developed one of the first models to assign a dollar value to the loss or gain of species in an ecosystem. The new work offers an economic argument for preserving biodiversity. The findings were published April 5 in Science Advances. The lead author of the paper is Bruce Hungate of Northern Arizona University. The team of scientists, which included economists and ecologists, was brought together by the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC).


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Mar 30, 2017
Is soil the great new integrator?

Is soil the great new integrator?

 

From the drought-plagued Valle del Cauca in Colombia to the High Plains of West Texas, farmers are learning to work with the land instead of against it.


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Mar 28, 2017
Environmental Research Letters Names SESYNC-Supported Study Best of 2016

The journal Environmental Research Letters (ERL) announced earlier this month (March 16) that they have selected an article supported by the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) as the ‘Best Paper in 2016.’


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Mar 28, 2017
Need Help with Data Wrangling? SESYNC’s Summer Institute Can Help!

Socio-Environmental Synthesis involves bringing together existing data, methods, and tools from different disciplines, which can sometimes present challenges. The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center's (SESYNC's) cyberinfrastructure program provides the human and computing resources needed to overcome these challenges.

SESYNC invites applications for a four-day short course on data and software skills for socio-environmental synthesis. The fourth annual Summer Institute will be held July 18-21 at SESYNC in Annapolis, Maryland. The short course will combine lectures, hands-on computer labs, and project consultation designed to accelerate the adoption of cyber resources for all phases of data-driven research and dissemination.


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Mar 24, 2017
SESYNC and Georgetown University announce a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship opportunity

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center and Georgetown University invite applications for a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship opportunity, focused on Network Modeling for Wildlife Conservation. The postdoc opportunity is for August 2017 through August 2019, and is open to applicants who have completed their PhD in a relevant field no later than July 1, 2017 and no earlier than July 1, 2014.


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