SESYNC Announces Five Newly Supported Graduate Projects

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Feb 07, 2020

Stream in a forest

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) announces that five new interdisciplinary graduate research projects have received support. The selected projects were submitted through SESYNC’s fall request for proposals (RFP) for collaborative team-based synthesis Graduate Pursuits around emerging socio-environmental synthesis topics. SESYNC's next RFP for Graduate Pursuits will open mid-March, 2020.

More information about the newly awarded projects can be found below.

    1. Graduate Pursuit: A Socio-Environmental Approach to Improve Offshore Aquaculture and Policy: Gulf of Mexico Case Study
      PIs: Nicole Barbour, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science; Ashley Bae, University of California, Santa Cruz; Amanda Guthrie, Virginia Institute of Marine Science & College of William and Mary
      Abstract: https://www.sesync.org/project/graduate-pursuits-request-for-proposals/a-socio-environmental-approach-to-improve-offshore

    2. Graduate Pursuit: Is Your Project just water or Just Water: Environmental Justice in Stream Restoration
      PIs: Lucy Andrews, University of California, Berkeley; Jessica Balerna, University of South Florida
      Abstract: https://www.sesync.org/project/graduate-pursuits-request-for-proposals/is-your-project-just-water-or-just-water

    3. Graduate Pursuit: Pushed to the Edge: A Socio-Environmental Analysis of Climate Gentrification along the East Coast of the United States
      PIs: Kelsea Best, Vanderbilt University; Md Sariful Islam, Virignia Tech; Zeynab Jouzi, North Carolina State University 
      Abstract: https://www.sesync.org/project/graduate-pursuits-request-for-proposals/pushed-to-the-edge-a-socio-environmental-analysis-of

    4. Graduate Pursuit: Using Decision Making Models to Design Effective Policy for Natural Climate Solutions: A Case Study of Agroforestry in West Africa
      PIs: Millie Chapman, University of California, Berkeley; Zoe Hastings, University of Hawaii at Manoa
      Abstract: https://www.sesync.org/project/graduate-pursuits-request-for-proposals/using-decision-making-models-to-design-effective

    5. Graduate Pursuit: Financial Opacity and Challenges to Forest Governance in Indonesia and Malaysia
      PIs: 
      Jonathan Sullivan, University of Michigan; Alice Lépissier, University of California, Santa Barbara
      Abstract: https://www.sesync.org/project/graduate-pursuits-request-for-proposals/financial-opacity-and-challenges-to-forest
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