Dr. Nicholas Magliocca was an Assistant Research Professor at SESYNC, where he supported the “Data-Intensive Analysis & Modeling for Socio-Environmental Synthesis” program; provided technical and advisory assistance to SESYNC-supported project teams and postdoctoral researchers; and assisted SESYNC’s cyber team. Nicholas was also a co-developer of SESYNC’s socio-environmental data explorer, with a particular focus on the food-energy-water nexus. His current research is in human-environment geography with a particular focus on land-use change and social-ecological systems. Building on his background of complex system science, his research program investigates the intersections of security, equity, and sustainability in diverse problem domains, including large-scale land acquisitions, food-energy-water systems, and illicit economies. Nicholas received his bachelor’s degree in Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution from the University of California, San Diego; master’s degree in Environmental Management from Duke University; and PhD in Geography from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Alabama.