Computational Results

SESYNC is committed to public dissemination of data and to open-source software development and distribution. When synthesis projects result in the creation of original datasets or databases, new software or web tools, analysis or model code, SESYNC will work with science teams to locate appropriate repositories and long-term storage for these resources. See below for a list of datasets, software tools, and computationally-oriented publications from on-going and completed SESYNC-supported projects:

Resources Datesort descending
What data should we collect? A framework for identifying indicators of ecosystem contributions to human well-being Jan 11, 2013

The lack of a clear framework identifying data to link ecosystems to analyses of human well-being has been highlighted in numerous studies. To address this issue, we applied a recently developed economic theory termed “final” ecosystem goods and services – the biophysical features and qualities that people perceive as being directly related to their well-being. The six-step process presented here enabled us to identify metrics associated with streams that can be used in the analysis of human well-being; we illustrate these steps with data from a regional stream survey. Continued refinement and application of this framework will require ongoing collaboration between natural and social scientists. Framework application could result in more useful and relevant data, leading to more informed decisions in the management of ecosystems.

Introducing AMV (Animal Movement Visualizer), a visualization tool for animal movement data from satellite collars and radiotelemetry May 05, 2013

Article published in Ecological Informatics.

Water Science Software Institute: An Open Source Engagement Process May 18, 2013

Conference proceedings for Software Engineering for Computational Science and Engineering (SE-CSE13).

VIDEO: Materials & Workshops for Cyberinfrastructure Education in Biology Aug 09, 2013

We interviewed Dr. C. Titus Brown, Kaitlin Thaney, and Dr. Greg Wilson about a workshop recently held at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), "Materials & Workshops for Cyberinfrastructure Education in Biology."

Assessing spatiotemporal changes in tiger habitat across different land management regimes Oct 18, 2013

Article published in the October 2013 issue of Ecosphere.

Cross-Site Comparison of Land-Use Decision-Making and Its Consequences across Land Systems with a Generalized Agent-Based Model Jan 29, 2014

Article published January 29, 2014, in the journal PLOS ONE.

Human-Nature Interaction in World Modeling with Modelica Mar 10, 2014

Conference proceedings of the 10th International Modelica Conference.

Metrics and Models of Community Phylogenetics Apr 07, 2014

Book chapter from Modern Phylogenetic Comparative Methods and Their Application in Evolutionary Biology (Springer).

A Network Analysis of Food Flows within the United States of America Apr 28, 2014

Article published in Environmental Science & Technology.

Water Science Software Institute: Agile and Open Source Scientific Software Development May 15, 2014

Article published in Computing in Science & Engineering.