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One Meal a Day

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One Meal a Day

As Lake Chad vanishes, seven million people are on the brink of starvation

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.

SESYNC Welcomes Elizabeth Herzfeldt-Kamprath

Elizabeth Herzfeldt-Kamprath

Elizabeth Herzfeldt-Kamprath joins SESYNC as the Multimedia Specialist, where her work will focus on creating video stories to help communicate the important work supported by SESYNC. 

Research Assistant

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), located in Annapolis, MD, seeks a Research Assistant who will contribute to multiple aspects of the Center’s research mission. The successful candidate will be a self-motivated, creative problem-solver with a strong interest in socio-environmental issues. The candidate will have a desire to learn and apply new tools in the service of interdisciplinary science teams who seek to answer pressing problems at the intersection of humans and the environment by synthesizing existing data, methods, and theories in novel ways.

Seeing the Forest for the Genes

A first of its kind study by Postdoc Jenny Zambrano uses bioinformatics to help answer ecological questions about plant defenses and tree community dynamics.

A Tool to Save Species

SESYNC Science Team Leads Effort to Increase Transparency in Endangered Species Recovery.


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