SESYNC Invites Proposals for Interdisciplinary Team-Based Research
Many corporations have substantial land holdings that could be managed to better support biodiversity while also serving company needs (i.e., working lands). Yet, companies are often disconnected from the conservation science that could guide them to the most ecologically relevant land management decisions.
The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) is pleased to welcome Dr. Nate Jones as a new SESYNC Postdoctoral Fellow. Nate is a Hydrological and Ecological Engineer with a Ph.D. in Biological Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech. Prior to Virginia Tech, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering from the University of Arkansas at Fayettville. Get to know our newest researcher:
Name: Nate Jones
Join us at ESA in Portland!
See below for details on SESYNC's Mixer at ESA, as well as presentations by SESYNC affiliated researchers.
- Little of the abundant ecosystem services research can directly support decisions.
- Researchers can make their research more relevant for decision makers.
- Relevance is increased by the use of benefit relevant indicators (BRIs).
- Decision makers require methods that balance quality and feasibility.
By EMILY CASSIDY
One Meal a Day
As Lake Chad vanishes, seven million people are on the brink of starvation
Not so long ago, Lake Chad was one of the largest bodies of water in Africa. The thick reeds and vital wetlands around its basin provided vast freshwater reserves, breeding grounds for fish, fertile soil for agriculture, and grasslands where farmers grazed their animals. In 1963, it spanned almost 10,000 square miles, an expanse roughly the size of Maryland.