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The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) brings together the science of the natural world with the science of human behavior and decision-making to find solutions to complex environmental problems. We convene science teams to work on broad issues of national and international relevance, such as water resources management, land management, agriculture, species protection, among other areas of study. By supporting interdisciplinary science teams and researchers with diverse skills, data, and perspectives, SESYNC seeks to lead in-depth research and scholarship that will inform decisions and accelerate scientific discovery. SESYNC is funded by an award to the University of Maryland from the National Science Foundation. Learn more about SESYNC.

Introduction to Agent-Based Modeling

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. 

Next Virtual Seminar: Oct. 20

Join us on Oct. 20 as we continue our virtual seminar series with Dr. Rachel Mason and Dr. Rachel Zuercher of SESYNC. Talks are free and open to the public. Registration required.

Seminar Recording Now Available

In case you missed our latest virtual SESYNC seminar, a recording of "Foundations for Sustainability: A Coherent Framework of Life-Environment Relations" with Dr. Dan Fiscus and Dr. Brian Fath is now available. 


SESYNC Postdoc Interviewed on CNN about Pandemics

In a recent interview on CNN International, SESYNC postdoc Merle Eisenberg lent his pandemic expertise to a discussion about the coronavirus. In the segment, which aired March 5, 2020, CNN journalist John Vause asked Eisenberg to address certain parallels being drawn between the current spread of the coronavirus and that of the 14th century plague.


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