Computational Projects



SESYNC offers an integrated program for collaborative and individual synthesis research projects focused on critical problems in socio-environmental science. Bringing together disparate data, methods, theories, and tools may involve computationally-intensive modeling and/or data analysis which requires specialized computational techniques and infrastructure. SESYNC’s cyberinfrastructure team has expertise in helping science teams overcome these barriers and adhere to best practices in scientific computing. See below for examples of SESYNC-supported projects that use advanced computational resources or methods:

Computational Project Principal Investigator Year Funded

Integrated Regional Model

Gerrit-Jan Knaap, University of Maryland, Sevgi Erdogan, University of Maryland 2014

Detecting Signatures of Socio-Ecological Innovation in Urbanizing Regions

Marina Alberti, University of Washington 2014

Drought Adaptations in Kenya

Datu Buyung Agusdinata, Northern Illinois University, Venkatesh Merwade, Purdue University 2014

Social Media & Socio-Environmental Systems

Andrew Crooks, George Mason University, Nicholas Magliocca, SESYNC 2014

Computational Summer Institute 2014

Mary Shelley, SESYNC, Mike Smorul, SESYNC, Nicholas Magliocca, SESYNC 2014

Models for Citizen Science Insect Data

Daniel Sheldon, University of Massachusetts – Amherst, Justin Calabrese, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Leslie Ries, Georgetown University 2014

Software Carpentry Boot Camp

Mary Shelley, SESYNC 2013

Towards Socio-hydrologic Synthesis: Modeling the Co-evolutionary Dynamics of Coupled Human, Water, & Ecological Systems

Tara Troy, Lehigh University, Murugesu Sivapalan, University of Illinois, Megan Konar, University of Illinois 2013

Interactive Visualization Tools for Socio-Environmental Data

Joseph JaJa, SESYNC, Mary Shelley, SESYNC, Mike Smorul, SESYNC 2013

Disproportionality, Inequality, & Vulnerability in Socio-Ecological Systems

Mary Collins, SESYNC 2013

Materials & Workshops for Cyberinfrastructure Education in Biology

Margaret Palmer, SESYNC, Mary Shelley, SESYNC 2013

Role of Green Infrastructure

Barbara Minsker, Southern Methodist University, Larry Band, UNC Chapel Hill, Stan Ahalt, RENCI 2013

Integrating Human Risk Perception of Global Climate Change into Dynamic Earth System Models

Brian Beckage, University of Vermont, Louis Gross, University of Tennessee, Asim Zia, University of Vermont, Sara Metcalf, SUNY Buffalo 2013

Macroevolution of Ecosystem Services from Trees

Jeannine Cavender-Bares, University of Minnesota, Stephen Polasky, University of Minnesota 2013

Cyberinfrastructure Priorities & Needs of NSF BIO Centers

Margaret Palmer, SESYNC 2012

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