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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.

Next Virtual Seminar: March 23

Join us on Tuesday, March 23 for our next virtual seminar with Dr. Katie Peterson, SESYNC and Dr. Ryan Unks, 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 "Quantifying How Global Change Impacts Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services " with Dr. Laura Dee is now available. 

 

Guide to Facilitating Interdisciplinary Meetings

Interested in meeting facilitation, but unsure where to start? Check out our new guide, which introduces approaches and practices we use at SESYNC in facilitating synthesis meetings, trainings, and workshops to help improve teamwork processes.

Intro. to Spatial Agent-Based Models Part 2

In the second video of the "Introduction to Spatial Agent-Based Models (ABMs)" series, Dr. Nick Magliocca discusses the core components of an ABM; how they work; and applications that illustrate the flexibility of ABMs.

Looking Forward to 2021 with the SESYNC Postdocs

While we were glad to see 2020 come to an end, our postdoctoral fellows still managed to accomplish some impressive feats during the past year—especially while working from home. As we look forward to the new year ahead and a fresh beginning, we asked the SESYNC postdocs to share something they’re looking forward to in 2021 and/or a recent achievement that they're proud of. See what they have to say below:

Keeping Collaborations Moving Forward—Even in an Online World

Over the past several months, SESYNC’s research teams have met the challenge of shifting their in-person collaborations entirely online with ongoing flexibility, resilience, and commitment. Below, PIs from several of our Pursuits and Graduate Pursuits share the practices they’re using to keep their projects moving forward and to maintain strong connections among their team members.  

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