SESYNC Announces Four Newly Supported Projects from Spring 2020 RFP

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The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) is pleased to announce four newly supported interdisciplinary research projects. The selected projects came from SESYNC’s Spring 2020 request for proposals (RFP) for collaborative team-based synthesis research Pursuits and Workshops around emerging socio-environmental synthesis topics. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, these projects will initiate their research virtually, while one of the workshops will be conducted entirely online. 

More information about the awarded projects, which include two Pursuits and two Workshops, can be found below.

  1. Team Synthesis Project (Pursuit): Mangrove Science for Action 
    Full Title: Mangrove science for action – how threats and national governance shape mangrove conservation outcomes
    PIs: Dominic Andradi-Brown, World Wildlife Fund U.S.; Mischa Turschwell, Griffith University
  2. Team Synthesis Project (Pursuit): Migration and Tree Cover 
    Full Title: Migration, marginal agricultural land, and tree-cover expansion in low- and middle-income countries
    PIs: Jeffrey Vincent, Duke University; Sara Curran, University of Washington
  3. Team Synthesis Project (Workshop): A Socioecological View of Urban Green Spaces
    Full Title: A socioecological systems view of urban green spaces for evaluating use and equity
    PIs: Christopher Lepczyk, Auburn University; Charles Nilon, University of Missouri
  4. Team Synthesis Project (Workshop): Cold-Water Refuges
    Full Title: Does Current Science Support the Management and Policy Needs of Cold-Water Refuges for Salmonids in a Changing World?
    PIs: Francine Mejia, U.S. Geological Survey; Valerie Ouellet, University of Birmingham