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May 22, 2013
SESYNC is hiring!

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)—a research center dedicated to creating synthetic, actionable science related to the structure, functioning, and sustainability of socio-environmental systems—currently has the following open positions:

Office Clerk (Hourly)

Computational Science Assistant

Scientific Programmer

Please visit our Careers page for the most up-to-date opportunities at SESYNC.


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May 09, 2013
Google Earth Tours: Monarch Butterflies Migration

  
As a part their ongoing collaboration with Encyclopedia of Life and a Google Outreach Developer Grant, Atlantic Public Media has produced four Google Earth presentations for their series One Species At A Time: Stories of Bio-Diversity on the Move.

SESYNC researcher Leslie Ries contributed to the Google Earth Tour on monarch butterfly migration.

Continue reading/watching at Atlantic Public Media.


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Apr 30, 2013
Humans' Indelible Stamp on Earth Clear 5000 Years Ago

Dr. Erle Ellis, a SESYNC-funded scientist, is featured in an April 2013 NewScientist piece on global land use change.


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Apr 16, 2013
SESYNC Postdoctoral Fellow Drew Gerkey in Current Anthropology

SESYNC Postdoctoral Fellow Drew Gerkey is the author of the article "Cooperation in Context: Public Goods Games and Post-Soviet Collectives in Kamchatka, Russia," published in the April 2013 issue of Current Anthropology.


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Apr 11, 2013
Now Accepting Applications: Short Course on Interactive Visualization Tools

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) is dedicated to teaching core concepts and competencies necessary to understand, research, and address socio-environmental problems. SESYNC invites participants for a two-day short course on Interactive Visualization Tools for Socio-Environmental Data. The course will be held August 15–16 at SESYNC in Annapolis, MD.


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Apr 11, 2013
Responding to Ecological Loss: The Promise & Limits of Ingenuity

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) is pleased to co-sponsor the Resources for the Future (RFF) seminar: Responding to Ecological Loss: The Promise & Limits of Ingenuity.


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Apr 09, 2013
Summer Courses at the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health

The Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health at the University of Maryland will be teaching multiple environmental health courses over the summer 2013 terms. Many of these courses are online and can be taken by individuals who are not currently enrolled in the University of Maryland, College Park.


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Mar 08, 2013
SESYNC is hiring!

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)—a research center dedicated to creating synthetic, actionable science related to the structure, functioning, and sustainability of socio-environmental systems—currently has three open positions.


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Mar 07, 2013
Now Accepting Applications: Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) is now accepting applications for a short course in Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies.


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Mar 06, 2013
A Framework for Identifying Indicators of Ecosystem Contributions to Human Well-Being

In an article recently published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, co-author Dr. Jim Boyd, SESYNC’s Director of Social Science and Policy, investigates a clear framework that could result in more useful and relevant data collection.


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