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:
|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 novel framework to account for ecological drivers in the control and elimination of environmentally transmitted disease: a modelling study||
Apr 01, 2017
Article published in The Lancet.
|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 simulation tool to scrutinise the behaviour of functional diversity metrics||
Jul 24, 2017
Article published in Methods in Ecology and Evolution.
|A Spatio-temporal Analysis of Forest Loss Related to Cocaine Trafficking in Central America||
May 16, 2017
Article published in Environmental Research Letters.
|A stochastic movement model reproduces patterns of site fidelity and long-distance dispersal in a population of Fowler’s toads (Anaxyrus fowleri)||
Sep 24, 2017
Article published in Ecological Modeling.
|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.
|An appeal for a code of conduct for marine conservation||
May 15, 2017
Article published in Marine Policy.