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:

Resourcessort descending Date
A Citizen Army for Science: Quantifying the Contributions of Citizen Scientists to our Understanding of Monarch Butterfly Biology Apr 07, 2015

Article published in BioScience.

A global review of past land use, climate, and active vs. passive restoration effects on forest recovery Feb 03, 2017

Article published in PLOS One.

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

Article published in Environmental Science & Technology.

A simple example of a socio-environmental system: coupled rabbit and farm dynamics Jan 12, 2015

Quantitative models are excellent tools for understanding the dynamics of complex socio-environmental systems (SES), and for explicating those dynamics in a meaningful way to students. Here we utilize both a dynamical and an agent-based model to examine a suite of human-environment interactions in a hypothetical SES. Specifically, the hypothetical SES involves the management of rabbit populations while maximizing nearby farm productivity and profitability. The purpose of this exercise is to demonstrate how manipulating different components of these two alternative models can help students visualize and analyze key features of the SES, such as feedbacks and adaptation. The models also allow students to assess how different decisions, like implementing certain policies, influence tradeoffs and synergies in the SES.

A theoretical model of water and trade. Jan 11, 2016

Article published in Advances in Water Resources.

Agent-based virtual laboratories for a novel experimental approach to socio-environmental syntheses Jun 15, 2014

Proceedings of the 7th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software.

Anthropogenic Ecosystem Disturbance and the Recovery Debt Jan 20, 2017

Article published in Nature Communications.

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

Article published in the October 2013 issue of Ecosphere.

Associations between sociodemographics and green infrastructure placement in Portland, Oregon Apr 13, 2017

Article published in the Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment.

Blood does not buy goodwill: allowing culling increases poaching of a large carnivore May 11, 2016

Article published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

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