In this new tutorial video from SESYNC, Dr. Nicholas Magliocca gives an overview of the basics of spatial agent-based modeling in the context of socioenvironmental systems.
by Kathleen Rugel
Like a scene from the movie Alien, insect parasitoids inject their eggs into unsuspecting hosts, their offspring grow and eat from within, eventually bursting out leaving dead, empty host vessels. These tiny predators, many of them wasps, can have major ecological and economic impacts. For example, wasps in the genus Melittobia attack pollinating bumblebees.
By Emily Cassidy
Science Communications Coordinator, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center
Improving water quality and quantity is sometimes cited as motivation for restoring and expanding forest cover, especially in the tropics. But a new systematic review of literature finds that most studies show a reduction in water yield in response to forest restoration and expansion.
The deadline to apply is November 20, 2017, at 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time (EST). Workshop attendees will be selected based on background, academic excellence, motivations, and interests. Non-US citizens and US citizens studying at institutions abroad are encouraged to apply.
The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) is pleased to welcome Dr. Chris Field as a new Postdoctoral Fellow. Chris received his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut's Ecology and Evolutionary Biology department in 2016. Learn more about our new researcher:
The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) is pleased to welcome Dr. Bianca Lopez as a new Postdoctoral Fellow. Bianca recently finished her Ph.D. in Ecology at the University of North Carolina. Learn more about our new researcher:
|Oct 19 / Seminar Speaker Shares Advantages to Taking a System Dynamics Approach To Research|
|Sep 25 / SESYNC Researcher Taking Interdisciplinary Approach to Improve Tropical Forest Resilience|
|Sep 24 / Kicking Off SESYNC’s Fall Virtual Seminar Series with Guest Lecturer Mysha Clarke|
|Sep 18 / Global Group of Scientists Sound the Alarm on Plastic Pollution|
|Nov 2 / Workshop: Co-Generating a System Model to Improve Opportunities for Proactive Management of the Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal) Threat in North America|
|Nov 3 / Seminar: Dr. Olaf Jensen|
|Nov 10 / Immersion Workshop: Environmental Economics|
|Nov 17 / Seminar: Dr. Yoon Ah Shin and Dr. Fushcia-Ann Hoover|