COVID-19, and the uncertainty it has brought to the world, has shaken up how many groups are able to work together—including SESYNC’s Graduate Pursuits. Despite the disruptions that teams have faced, Dr. Nicole Motzer, Assistant Director for Interdisciplinary Science, says SESYNC’s grad teams are continuing to move forward at all stages of their Pursuits—albeit in new ways.
By: Alaina Gallagher
This week, SESYNC sadly bids adieu to two of our resident postdocs, Xavier Benito and Florian Gollnow, as they prepare to embark on their next great adventures. To celebrate their time here at SESYNC, we’re highlighting their research and achievements below.
There has been a sustained increase in the development and number of marine spatial plans over the past two decades. Managers and governments have embraced the approach as a way to maintain ecological integrity of marine environments while ensuring continued provisioning of economic, social and cultural benefits. However, there is limited empirical evidence that plans and associated management measures have effectively achieved stated goals.
By: Merle Eisenberg
As the coronavirus continues to ravage much of the world, government leaders, scientific agencies, and healthcare providers often say that they’re using disease models to inform their decisions and courses of action for fighting the virus. But, what are disease models? How are they developed? And what kinds of things can they tell us?
By: Rachel Mason
I’m a million-mile flier with one of the big airlines, and that’s a bittersweet thing to say. The sweetness comes from memories of people and experiences all over the world, but bitterness rises when I think of the carbon footprint of those travels. Most of that flying took place during my previous career as a professional astronomer. Now that my research deals with the effects of rising CO2, abundant travel really doesn’t sit right.
New Call to Examine Old Narratives
Infectious disease modeling study casts doubt on the Justinianic Plague’s impact
For release: May 1, 2019