SESYNC Announces Seven Newly Supported Projects

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Jan 22, 2020

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The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) announces that seven new interdisciplinary research projects have received support. The selected projects were submitted through SESYNC’s fall request for proposals (RFP) for collaborative team-based synthesis research Pursuits and Workshops around emerging socio-environmental synthesis topics.

The projects include three research Pursuits and four Workshops. More information about the awarded projects can be found below.

Pursuits: 

    1. Pursuit: The Impact of Climate-Related Natural Disasters on Human Health
      PIs: Christopher Golden, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Ayesha Mahmud, University of California, Berkeley
      Theme: Global Change and Health
      Abstract: https://www.sesync.org/project/propose-a-pursuit/the-impact-of-climate-related-natural-disasters-on-human-health

    2. Pursuit: Socio-Environmental Impacts of Large Hydropower Dams across the Global South
      PIs: Maria Claudia Lopez Perez, Michigan State University; Emilio F. Moran, Michigan State University; Sergio Villamayor-Tomas, ICTA, Autonomous University of Barcelona
      Theme: Socio-Environmental Implications of Large-Scale Infrastructure Projects
      Abstract: https://www.sesync.org/project/propose-a-pursuit/socio-environmental-impacts-of-large-hydropower-dams-across-the-global

    3. Pursuit: Past Answers to Current Concerns: Historical Cases of Navigating Socio-Environmental Stress
      PIs: John Haldon, Princeton University; Lee Mordechai, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
      Theme: Pressing Socio-Environmental Problem
      Abstract: https://www.sesync.org/project/propose-a-pursuit/past-answers-to-current-concerns-historical-cases-of-navigating-socio

Workshops:

    1. Workshop: Understanding the Consequences of Changing Socio-Ecological Systems for Human-Wildlife Coexistence in the Americas
      PIs: A. Sofía Nanni, CONICET, National University of Tucuman; Tara Teel, Colorado State University
      T
      heme: Pressing Socio-Environmental Problem
      Abstract: https://www.sesync.org/project/propose-a-workshop/understanding-the-consequences-of-changing-socio-ecological-systems-for

    2. Workshop: Bringing West Nile Virus Forecasting Approaches Together to Better Serve Stakeholders in a Changing Environment
      PIs: Alexander Keyel, New York State Department of Health and University of Albany; Rebecca Smith, University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine
      heme: Pressing Socio-Environmental Problem
      Abstract: https://www.sesync.org/project/propose-a-workshop/bringing-west-nile-virus-forecasting-approaches-together-to-better-serve

    3. Workshop: Governing Nutrient Pollution Beyond Farmers
      PIs: David Kanter, New York University; Zdravka Tzankova, Vanderbilt University
      Theme: Pressing Socio-Environmental Problem
      Abstract: https://www.sesync.org/project/propose-a-workshop/governing-nutrient-pollution-beyond-farmers

    4. Workshop: Adaptation, Optimality, and Risk Management: What Do the Human Evolutionary Sciences and the Climate Sciences Have to Offer Each Other?
      PIs: Anne Pisor, Washington State University; James Holland Jones, Stanford University
      Theme: Pressing Socio-Environmental Problem
      Abstract:https://www.sesync.org/project/propose-a-workshop/adaptation-optimality-and-risk-management-what-do-the-human-evolutionary
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