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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Apr 15, 2019
Climate change could undermine children’s education and development in the tropics

Education of children is one of the ambitious goals for sustainable development as a way to alleviate poverty and reduce vulnerability to climate change and natural disasters. Yet, a new study by a University of Maryland researcher published in the April 15, 2019, issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences concludes that exposure to extreme heat and precipitation in prenatal and early childhood years in countries of the global tropics could make it harder for children to attain secondary school education, even for better-off households.

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Mar 12, 2019
SESYNC Funds New Pursuits and Workshops

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) welcomes eight new projects starting in 2019.

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Mar 01, 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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Feb 27, 2019
From Ivory Tower to Prison Tower

Using trees and environmental science as a backdrop, forest ecologist finds synergy with those excluded from science—and society.

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Feb 20, 2019
Why do we waste so much food?

Originally posted by SESYNC postdoc Quentin Read on his blog.

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