SESYNC Welcomes Postdoctoral Fellow Nate Jones


The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) is pleased to welcome Dr. Nate Jones as a new SESYNC Postdoctoral Fellow. Nate is a Hydrological and Ecological Engineer with a Ph.D. in Biological Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech. Prior to Virginia Tech, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering from the University of Arkansas at Fayettville. Get to know our newest researcher:

Name: Nate Jones

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SESYNC at ESA 2017 Portland

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See below for details on SESYNC's Mixer at ESA, as well as presentations by SESYNC affiliated researchers.

Ecological homogenization of residential macrosystems


Similarities in planning, development and culture within urban areas may lead to the convergence of ecological processes on continental scales. Transdisciplinary, multi-scale research is now needed to understand and predict the impact of human-dominated landscapes on ecosystem structure and function.

Watersheds, Forests, and Childhood Health: Global Relationships and Policy Opportunities




Ecosystems are being degraded worldwide, reducing biodiversity and threatening human well-being. Especially in developing countries, rural and poor households often depend closely on natural capital for their livelihoods and health. However, the health consequences of ecosystem declines remain difficult to predict. Here, we report on two multicountry analysis to investigate general relationships between ecosystems and human health for these vulnerable populations.

One Meal a Day

Photo by Chris de Bode


One Meal a Day

As Lake Chad vanishes, seven million people are on the brink of starvation


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