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Feb 03, 2020
Why STEM Needs Environmental Justice: A Call to Action

SESYNC Postdoc Fushcia Hoover explains the need for integrating environmental justice into examinig socio-environmental problems.


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Jan 27, 2020
SESYNC Announces Spring 2020 Seminar Series

Join us in Annapolis on Tuesday mornings at 11 a.m. for the Spring 2020 Seminar Series, starting January 28.


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Jan 22, 2020
SESYNC Announces Seven Newly Supported Projects

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) announces that seven new interdisciplinary research projects have received support. The selected projects were submitted through SESYNC’s fall request for proposals (RFP) for collaborative team-based synthesis research Pursuits and Workshops around emerging socio-environmental synthesis topics.


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Jan 17, 2020
Research Reveals Corrupt and Illicit Activity Impact on Land Change

Research from a SESYNC pursuit on narco-trafficking helped inform a new article published in Nature Sustainability.


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Dec 19, 2019
“We All Have Bad First Drafts”: Lessons from a Professional Science Writer

Dr. Josh Schimel recently held a writing workshop for SESYNC postdoctoral fellows.


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Dec 10, 2019
Reshaping Research: How the SESYNC culture and collegial approach support new science teams

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Dec 02, 2019
How Hummingbirds May Show a Different Interpretation of Natural History

In a recent SESYNC Semianr, Dr. Iris Montero, a Visiting Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies from Brown University, explored different cultures' interpretations of what natural history can entail. 


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Dec 02, 2019
Justinianic Plague Not a Landmark Pandemic?

A study of diverse datasets, including pollen, coinage, and funeral practices, reveals that the effects of the late antique plague pandemic commonly known as the Justinianic Plague may have been overestimated.


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Nov 27, 2019
Three Lessons I Learned from Attending the 2019 Science Writers Conference as a Scientist

SESYNC Postdoc Lauren White shares three writing tips for better science communication that she learned at the ScienceWriters2019 conference. 

 


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Nov 27, 2019
New modeling will shed light on the ways policy decisions affect migration from sea level rise

A new modeling approach can help researchers, policymakers, and the public better understand how policy decisions will influence human migration as sea levels rise around the globe, a new paper published in Nature Climate Change suggests. These findings emerged from an interdisciplinary working group supported by the University of Maryland’s National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) with funding from the National Science Foundation.


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