Publications & Results

Publications and outcomes from on-going and completed projects.
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VIDEO: Sensing Risk for Resilience: Heat Waves in Urban America Jun 17, 2013

On May 14, 2013, the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) welcomed Dr. Sabrina McCormick of George Washington University and Evidence Based Media to present the SESYNC Seminar "Sensing Risk for Resilience: Heat Waves in Urban America." Watch the video here.

VIDEO: The 4th Paradigm: Connecting Learners to Complex Science Jun 17, 2013

On March 12, 2013, the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) welcomed Dr. Stephen Uzzo, Vice President of Science and Technology, New York Hall of Science, to present the SESYNC Seminar "The 4th Paradigm: Connecting Learners to Complex Science." Watch the video here.

Water Science Software Institute: An Open Source Engagement Process May 18, 2013

Conference proceedings for Software Engineering for Computational Science and Engineering (SE-CSE13).

Google Earth Tours: Monarch Butterflies Migration May 10, 2013

As a part their ongoing collaboration with Encyclopedia of Life and a Google Outreach Developer Grant, Atlantic Public Media has produced four Google Earth presentations for their series One Species At A Time: Stories of Bio-Diversity on the Move.

SESYNC researcher Leslie Ries contributed to the Google Earth Tour on monarch butterfly migration.

Introducing AMV (Animal Movement Visualizer), a visualization tool for animal movement data from satellite collars and radiotelemetry May 05, 2013

Article published in Ecological Informatics.

Cooperation in Context: Public Goods Games and Post-Soviet Collectives in Kamchatka, Russia Apr 16, 2013

Economic game experiments have become a prominent method among social scientists developing and testing theories of cooperation. These games provide a valuable opportunity to generate measures of cooperation that can be compared from one place to the next, yet challenges remain in how to interpret cross-cultural differences in these experiments and connect them to cooperation in naturally occurring contexts. I address these challenges by examining framing effects in public goods games (PGGs) with salmon fishers and reindeer herders in Kamchatka, Russia.

Temporal Myopia: A Case of Promising New Technologies, the Federal Government, and Inherent Conflicts of Interest Apr 04, 2013

Book chapter published in Research in Social Problems and Public Policy.


Landscape as Method and Medium for the Ecological Design of Cities Mar 01, 2013

Book chapter published in Resilience in Ecology and Urban Design.

A Scoping Workshop on the Macroevolution of Ecosystem Services Jan 30, 2013

At SESYNC, the working group identified a set of closely related fundamental questions under the umbrella of the macroevolution of ecosystem services. The team then distinguished an interlinked set of ground-level topics from several follow-up questions that were of equal or greater interest levels, but which hinged on having the fundamental work in place.

The Heartbeat of Ecosystems Jun 15, 2012

Article published in Science.