Due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, SESYNC has made the difficult decision to not move forward in issuing our requests for proposals (RFPs) that are typically posted in the fall.
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:
|Aug 17 / Pursuit: A Socio-Environmental Synthesis of the Linkages between Water Scarcity Induced Conflict and Land Use/Land Cover Change in Africa to Enhance Multi-Scalar Decision Making|
|Aug 17 / Pursuit: Synergistic Interactions of Environmental Degradation, Socio-Economic Development and Infectious Disease Dynamics in the Amazon Region|
|Aug 24 / Foundation: Authors’ Workshop for a Compilation of Classic and Contemporary Writings Tracing the Development of Socio-Environmental Research|
|Aug 31 / Pursuit: Energy-Water Nexus Analysis of Solar Energy Industry|