Center News

Aug 21, 2018
Q&A with SESYNC Postdoc Lauren White

Get to know SESYNC's newest postdoctoral fellow, Lauren White!

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Aug 09, 2018
Q&A with SESYNC Postdoc Se Jong Cho

SESYNC is excited to welcome postdoctoral fellow Se Jong Cho! Learn more about Se Jong and her research at SESYNC.

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Aug 08, 2018
Q&A with SESYNC Postdoc Quentin Read

SESYNC is excited to welcome postdoctoral fellow Quentin Read! Get to know Quentin and his SESYNC research.

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Aug 06, 2018
Request for Proposals: Postdoctoral Fellows and Mentors

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), located in Annapolis, Maryland, invites applications from early career scholars (≤ 4 years post PhD) for two-year postdoctoral fellowships that begin August 2019.

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Aug 03, 2018
Water and Governance: Changing Water Laws in a Changing Climate

To help navigate the effects of climate change on watersheds, an interdisciplinary team of researchers led by Barbara Cosens of the University of Idaho and Lance Gunderson of Emory University assessed six water basins across the United States as part of a project, “Social-Ecological System Resilience, Climate Change, and Adaptive Water Governance." SESYNC recently interviewed Cosens for a new documentary video, “Water & Governance”, in its “Research in Action” series.

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Jul 30, 2018
Natural Habitat Can Help Farmers Control Pests, But Not Always a Win-Win

Songbirds and coffee farms in Central America. Ladybugs and soybean fields in the Midwest. These are well-known, win-win stories of how conserving natural habitat can benefit farmers. 

But an international team of authors led by the University of California, Davis, found that natural habitat surrounding farm fields is not always an effective pest-control tool for farmers worldwide. Their analysis is published July 30 in the journal PNAS.


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Jul 24, 2018
Meeting the leadership challenges for interdisciplinary environmental research

An influential group of 20 research leaders met at SESYNC for frank discussion on how to combine core leadership knowledge and best practices to advance interdisciplinary research.

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Jul 12, 2018
SESYNC Welcomes New Postdoctoral Fellow

SESYNC is excited to welcome Xavier Benito as a postdoctoral fellow!

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Jun 27, 2018
SESYNC researchers selected as Oceana Science Advisors

On June 8th, Oceana, an international ocean conservation advocacy organization, announced their new Oceana Sciences Advisors initiative. The advisors span a range of disciplines and expertise and will work with Oceana’s “Save the Oceans, Feed the World” campaign to inform and consult on fisheries, food systems, economics, climate change and marine biodiversity.

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Jun 25, 2018
Boundary Spanning Symposium Summary

ANNAPOLIS—The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) in partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF), Resources for the Future (RFF), and the University of Maryland (UMD) convened its 1st international symposium June 11 to 13, 2018. Boundary Spanning:  Advances in Socio-Environmental Systems Research brought together 244 leaders, emerging scholars, and other key individuals interested in innovating research and processes for solving socio-environmental problems. The participants came from 23 countries and 37 states and Puerto Rico to learn, share, and collaborate around socio-environmental research.

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