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Aug 19, 2019
SESYNC Announces Fall 2019 Seminar Series

Join us on Tuesday mornings in Annapolis at 11 am for the Fall 2019 Seminar Series, beginning September 3.


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Aug 14, 2019
Join Us for Networks-of-Networks Workshop Livestream

Pre-register now to join livestream of the International Networks-of-Networks Workshop on Sept 12-13, 2019


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Aug 05, 2019
Reducing Food Loss and Waste

A SESYNC science team assesses food sustainability interventions through an economic lens 

 


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Aug 05, 2019
From the Archives: New Look at Old Trees

A road map for utilities and policy makers to assess green infrastructure 


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Jul 25, 2019
SESYNC Invites Proposals for Interdisciplinary Team-Based Research

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) requests proposals for collaborative and interdisciplinary team-based research projects under two programs: Pursuits and Workshops.


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Jul 16, 2019
European Union Award

Equipping Water Governance Leaders with Interdisciplinary Skills to Tackle Global Challenges


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Jun 17, 2019
Introducing New Communications Toolkit

Introducing a toolkit for communicating your SESYNC research. This toolkit guides synthesis teams on how to communicate research to a variety of audiences.


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Jun 10, 2019
Rethinking Climate Change and Inequality

Attributing global carbon emissions is complex. A geographer argues that we should pay greater attention to who profits.


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May 13, 2019
From Tropical Biodiversity to Navigating the New Arctic

From declining Arctic sea ice to tropical deforestation, understanding complex environmental problems requires collaborative, integrative approaches. An awareness of socio-environmental interconnections can emerge over time. In a seminar at SESYNC on April 23, Dr. Roberto Delgado shared his career path from working as a biological anthropologist in the tropical forests of Indonesia to becoming an NSF Program Director for the Office of Polar Programs.


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Apr 24, 2019
Environmental change as a public health risk: Ecologist and epidemiologist explores the relationship between declines in bushmeat, fisheries management and human nutrition

Wild-caught seafood and bushmeat, a catchall phrase for the meat of wild animals in the tropics, are key sources of protein that people have eaten for thousands of years.  While most of the world now relies on agriculture and domesticated animals, rural people in places like Madagascar and West and Central Africa rely on wild seafood and bushmeat for sources of vital nutrients that are harder and harder to catch. If the wild protein sources go away, foods that are nutritionally inferior will likely replace them and add to a cascade of health challenges that already exist, explained ecologist and epidemiologist Dr. Chris Golden.


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