Jan 13, 2022
Lost Birds and Mammals Spell Doom for Some Plants

Research from the University of Maryland's National Socio-Envrionmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) shows that the ability of animal-dispersed plants to keep pace with climate change has been reduced by 60% due to the loss of mammals and birds that help such plants adapt to environmental change. 


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Sep 20, 2021
October 20 Webinar: Creating Socio-Environmental Scenarios

Join SESYNC on October 20, 2021 for a live webcast focused on creating socio-environmental scenarios.

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Aug 24, 2021
SESYNC Featured on Fisheries Diversity and Inclusion Podcast


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Jul 29, 2021
SESYNC’s Newest Videos Series Builds the Basics of Socio-Environmental Systems and How to Model Them

In SESYNC’s newest video series, SESYNC Director Dr. Margaret Palmer provides viewers with the building blocks for understanding socio-environmental systems (SES) and modeling, so they can apply it to their own research. 

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Jul 28, 2021
New Paper Finds Environmental Justice Rarely Discussed in Green Infrastructure Planning

A new paper published by researcher Dr. Fushcia-Ann Hoover of the University of Maryland’s National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) finds that environmental justice (EJ) is rarely included as a criterion for determining the placement of green infrastructure (GI) in U.S. cities, despite the potential for creating inequality in communities.  

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Jun 24, 2021
One Year Later: Climate gentrification Graduate Pursuit reflects on professional and personal growth

After more than a year of working together, members of the climate gentrification Graduate Pursuit, reflect on the personal and professional growth that they've experienced working on an interdisciplinary, synthesis project. 

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May 24, 2021
June 28 Webinar: Confronting Issues of Scale in Socio-Environmental Systems Modeling

Join SESYNC on June 28, 2021 for a live webcast focused on confronting issues of scale in socio-environmental systems modeling.

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Apr 13, 2021
Webinar: Uncertainty, Transparency and Robustness in Socio-Environmental Systems Modeling and Assessments

Join SESYNC on April 28, 2021 for a live webcast focused on uncertainty, transparency, and robustness in socio-environmental systems modeling and assessments. 

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Mar 25, 2021
Closing the Gap Between the Science and Management of Cold-Water Refuges

A recent SESYNC workshop brought together an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the United States, Europe, and Canada to address knowledge gaps between the current states of science and policy that may be inhibiting cold-water refuge conservation.

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Mar 23, 2021
Flood Risk Behavior is Driven by Local Water Conditions, but Shaped by Race

Researchers found that early doctors and scholars who studied ancient plagues have shaped our fears and expectations of pandemics today.

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