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Introduction to Socio-Environmental Synthesis Series

 

What are socio-environmental systems, what is synthesis, and how does one conduct synthesis research? In this three-part video series, we address those questions and provide examples that highlight the complexity and rewards of studying the relationships and dynamics between social and environmental systems. The video series also helps to clarify the importance and the process of forming diverse interdisciplinary teams, and provides an overview of some analytical tools used to conduct synthesis research. 

What Is Actionable Science?

 

Actionable science is a critical part of implementing solutions to complex environmental problems. SESYNC seeks to fund research that is designed with the stakeholder in mind and that aims to inform decisions, improve the design or implementation of public policies and (or) influence the strategies, planning and behavior that affect our environment. 

Introduction to the National Socio-Environemental Synthesis Center

 

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)—funded through a National Science Foundation grant to the University of Maryland—is dedicated to solving society's most challenging and complex environmental problems. As one of only a few U.S. transdisciplinary research centers, SESYNC brings together different disciplines and stakeholders to increase knowledge on the complex interactions between human and ecological systems.

About SESYNC Video Series

 

Videos introducing SESYNC's mission, methods, and research.

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)—funded through a National Science Foundation grant to the University of Maryland—is dedicated to solving society's most challenging and complex environmental problems. As one of only a few U.S. transdisciplinary research centers, SESYNC brings together different disciplines and stakeholders to increase knowledge on the complex interactions between human and ecological systems.

Seminar: Dr. Andrew Elmore

From the mountains to the sea: New insights into mid-Atlantic forest and stream response to global change

Seminar presented by Andrew J. Elmore,  Professor, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science & SESYNC.

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May 2019

News from the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center

Global Launch of New Water Resources Planning Framework for Addressing Climate Change and Other “Deep” Uncertainties

 

At this very moment immense changes are happening at all scales, from global to local. Climatic, economic, demographic, and land-use shifts are fundamentally altering the ways in which we interact with and manage the planet’s resources — freshwater being chief among them. The stressors on water resources management will continue to increase as population and urban areas grow, and they pose a real risk to economic, social, and environmental security in many parts of the world. 

Job Opportunity: Science Communications Coordinator

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) is seeking a full-time, experienced science communications professional to lead communications activities. The primary focus of the Science Communications Coordinator is to enhance awareness and understanding of SESYNC research and opportunities within the community of socio-environmental scientists, scientific knowledge users, and policy makers.

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