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Jul 09, 2015
Using Agent-Based Models to Design Better Conservation Policies

A tiger caught on a motion-detecting camera trap in Nepal, courtesy Neil Carter.

by MELISSA ANDREYCHEK
Communications Coordinator

In... Read more...

Jun 25, 2015
Advancing the Role of Psychology in Environmental Sustainability

Figure: Mechanisms of climate change impact on human well-being. Reproduced with permission from ref. 98, © 2014 APA and ecoAmerica.

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Jun 11, 2015
Linking Changes in Stream Flow to Urban History

by MELISSA ANDREYCHEK
Communications Coordinator

Ask any long-term resident of Baltimore, Boston, or Pittsburgh: a lot has changed over the past 60 years. Streets have spread and buildings have blossomed, covering each city with more and more of the hard, impervious surfaces that... Read more...

Jun 03, 2015
Welcome, Summer 2015 Interns!

Above photo: Taste testing honey at the University of Maryland's Honey Bee Lab during the intern lab tour day, summer 2014.

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) looks forward to the start of the 2015 SESYNC Undergraduate Internship Program on Monday, June 8!

This summer, 19 undergraduate... Read more...

Jun 01, 2015
Understanding Place: A Multidisciplinary Symposium

by MELISSA ANDREYCHEK
Communications Coordinator

The human experience of and within a landscape guides our sense of place. “Place” can be the political or social boundaries shaped by geography; the activities and livelihoods framed by the environment; the cultural values or affective bond that link a community to a physical setting.... Read more...

May 27, 2015
The Writer’s Job is to Make the Reader’s Job Easy

by PAUL LAGASSE
Guest Contributor

Dr. Josh Schimel is a Professor of Ecosystem Ecology in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara and the author of... Read more...

May 20, 2015
Blue Angels in Annapolis

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) is located just one mile from the United States Naval Academy. On May 19 and 20, SESYNC staff were able to enjoy flights by the Blue Angels (the Navy’s flight demonstration squadron), from both the Naval yard and our office building's rooftop, as part of the Academy's... Read more...

May 14, 2015
Trade-Dependent Countries at Risk?

 

Above figure: Map displaying the geographic distribution of countries belonging to the four groups described by Suweis et al. in PNAS.

by MELISSA ANDREYCHEK
Communications Coordinator

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Apr 23, 2015
Defining "Resilience" in the Context of International Development

by PAUL LAGASSE
Guest Contributor

The concept of “resilience” is a cornerstone of international development strategies pursued by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and governments alike in rural Africa, Asia, and Latin America. But what does the term mean? Although “resilience” has specific and well-established meanings in the... Read more...

Apr 21, 2015
Restoring Degraded Coasts with Living Shorelines

by ASHLEY TAYLOR
Communications Assistant

Imagine you’re visiting your grandparents’ oceanfront home for the first time since you were young. You take a careful seat on the water’s edge, your nostalgia interrupted by the sharp, unfamiliar rocks lining the shore. You’ve changed since your last visit—and so, it seems, has the landscape.... Read more...

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