Computational Projects

SESYNC offers an integrated program for collaborative and individual synthesis research projects focused on critical problems in socio-environmental science. Bringing together disparate data, methods, theories, and tools may involve computationally-intensive modeling and/or data analysis which requires specialized computational techniques and infrastructure. SESYNC’s cyberinfrastructure team has expertise in helping science teams overcome these barriers and adhere to best practices in scientific computing. See below for examples of SESYNC-supported projects that use advanced computational resources or methods:

Computational Project Principal Investigator Year Funded

Water Science Software Institute

Stan Ahalt, RENCI, UNC Chapel Hill, Lawrence Band, UNC Chapel Hill, Barbara Minsker, Southern Methodist University, Margaret Palmer, SESYNC 2012

Advancing Tools & Visualization Techniques for Representing Modeled Ecosystem Service Outcomes in Simulated Multi-player Game Environments

Robert Costanza, Australian National University, Lisa Waigner, University of Maryland 2012

Land Use Change & Infectious Diseases

Andrew Dobson, Princeton University, Nita Bharti, Pennsylvania State University, Matt Bonds, Harvard University 2012

Using Spatial Data and Analysis to Understand the Human Impacts of Ocean Acidification

Linwood Pendleton, Duke University, Sarah Cooley, Ocean Conservancy, Lisa Suatoni, Natural Resources Defense Council 2012

Cyber Visualization Technologies

Joseph Jaja, SESYNC 2012

Citizen Science, Butterfly Monitoring & Cyberinfrastructure

Leslie Ries, SESYNC 2012

Integrating Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services into Sustainable Global Climate Mitigation Scenarios

George Hurtt, University of Maryland, James Edmonds, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 2012

Solving the Mystery of Marine Protected Area (MPA) Performance

Helen Fox, National Geographic, Robert Pomeroy, University of Connecticut, Michael Mascia, Conservation International 2012

Creating a Global Database of How Different Populations within Cities are Dependent on Freshwater Ecosystem Services

Robert I. McDonald, The Nature Conservancy, Deborah Balk, City University of New York Institute for Demographic Research and Baruch College 2012