Pre-register now to join us via livestream for the International Networks-to-Networks Workshop on Spetember 12-13, 2019
Pre-register now to join livestream of the International Networks-of-Networks Workshop on Sept 12-13, 2019
Join us on Tuesday mornings in Annapolis for the Fall 2019 Seminar Series, beginning September 3. The seminar series, one of SESYNC’s primary public offerings, provides an opportunity for visitors to participate in the interdisciplinary intellectual life of the Center.
National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) Announces Fall 2019 Request for Proposals for Collaborative and Interdisciplinary Team-Based Research
SESYNC affiliate scholar and postdoc alumnus Jampel Dell’Angelo and colleague win prestigious 4M Euro award to advance water governance
Understanding causal pathways and feedbacks within complex water management systems
Here we propose that a better understanding of causal pathways and feedbacks within water systems—the causality and feedbacks between hydroclimatic conditions, human and ecosystem needs, and reservoir operations—could lead to more sustainable management outcomes when dynamic, competing needs for water exist.
Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: Using Marine Protected Areas to Investigate Potential Socio-Ecological Impacts of Climate Change in Marine Spatial Planning
Marine protected areas (MPAs) are an important tool in the context of marine spatial planning where resources are managed according to specific regulations that typically focus on conservation and sustainable harvesting.
"Planning for sustainable water futures in sub-Saharan Africa in the context of the SDGs"
The goal of this proposed Pursuit is to aid planning for sustainable water futures in sub-Saharan Africa built around provision of FWES from healthy freshwater ecosystems, in support of achieving the SDGs. The team will synthesize existing knowledge and data across sub-Saharan Africa on FWES and the distribution and role of grey infrastructure.
"Can enhancing diversity help scale up agriculture's benefits to people and the environment?"
Diversity matters. Diversity in colour, gender, culture, and ideas, are what make our world interesting and beautiful. In recent years diversity in our agricultural systems has been rapidly changing. Two existing SESYNC projects aim to understand the political drivers of this change, and its impacts on human nutrition.
"Diverse pathways to nourishment: Understanding how agricultural biodiversity enhances food security and nutrition"
There is a growing research consensus that agrobiodiversity can be an important resource for supporting human food security and nutrition (FSN). This Pursuit proposes to move beyond the question of whether a link between agrobiodiversity and FSN exists, and asks how this relationship develops in specific agroecological, sociocultural, and policy contexts.