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Feb 25, 2013
SESYNC Welcomes Visiting Scholar Dr. Michael Perring

SESYNC is pleased to host visiting scholar Dr. Michael Perring of the University of Western Australia as he conducts synthesis research on novel ecosystems.


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Feb 14, 2013
SESYNC at the AAAS Annual Meeting

SESYNC Director Dr. Margaret A. Palmer will speak at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston on Monday, February 18, on the topic "Boundary-Crossing Knowledge on Socio-Environmental Systems: Can It Be Fostered?"


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Feb 11, 2013
NCEAS Summer Institute 2013

The National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) is pleased to invite applications from early-career researchers for a three-week intensive training workshop in ecological analysis and synthesis, to take place at NCEAS in Santa Barbara, CA, June 19–July 10, 2013.


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Feb 06, 2013
Now Accepting Applications for 2013 Summer Internship Program

The University of Maryland’s National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) is accepting applications for the 2013 SESYNC Undergraduate Summer Internship Program. Running from May 31-August 9, 2013, interns in this program will spend the majority of their time working with mentors at their offices or labs on research projects related to socio-environmental issues.


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Jan 24, 2013
First Call for Workshops, PostDocs and Sabbaticals at the Synthesis Centre for Biodiversity Research (Leipzig Germany)

We herewith announce the first open call for Workshops, PostDocs and Sabbaticals at the Synthesis Centre for Biodiversity Research (sDiv).  sDiv is part of the newly established German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv).


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Jan 18, 2013
SESYNC Partner RFF accounes the Gilbert White Fellowship

Resources for the Future (RFF) will award resident fellowships for the 2013-2014 academic year in honor of Gilbert F. White, retired chairman of the RFF Board of Directors, distinguished geographer, and statesman of science. The fellowships are intended for researchers who have a doctorate degree and wish to devote a year to scholarly work in areas related to natural resources, energy, or the environment.


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Dec 18, 2012
Finding the Link Between Conservation and Human Health

Motivated by the idea that protected areas in developing countries do much more than just attract tourism dollars, Brendan Fisher and Taylor Ricketts assembled a group of experts at SESYNC that will examine the relationships between conservation and human health using big data and informatics.


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Dec 14, 2012
VIDEO: Dan Sarewitz's SESYNC Seminar on Useful Science

Dr. Dan Sarewitz, Co-Director of the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes at Arizona State University, discusses the need for a shift in thinking on conducting useful science in the latest weekly seminar series.


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Dec 05, 2012
VIDEO: Interviews With Heads of SESYNC's Third Round of Thematic Pursuits

Be sure to check out the video in Full HD on our YouTube channel, here


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Oct 25, 2012
VIDEO: Stephen Fiore's SESYNC Seminar on Team Science

Dr. Stephen Fiore presented a talk on the science of team science at SESYNC:


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