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

Boundary Spanning Symposium


Research In Action Series


Data & Methods


Introduction to Socio-Environmental Synthesis Series


About SESYNC Video Series


Social-ecological drivers of change over time in urban woodlands

Lea Johnson, University of Maryland, Michelle Johnson, US Forest Service 2018

Linked socio-environmental responses to destructive wildfire: Are wildfires ‘hot moments’ for transformative adaptation?

Miranda Mockrin, USDA Forest Service, Van Butsic, University of California, Berkeley, Alex Syphard, Conservation Biology Institute 2017

The economic value of climate stability from forests: The case of the Brazilian agricultural frontier

Sally Thompson, University of California, Berkeley, Tim Griffin, Tufts University 2016

Use of socio-environmental systems modeling in actionable science: State-of-the-art, open challenges and opportunities

Sondoss Elsawah, University of New South Wales, Albert Kettner, University of Colorado 2017

Adaptive governance for freshwater socio-ecological system resilience: Theory, practice and comparison between the US and Northern Europe

JB Ruhl, Vanderbilt University, Barbara Cosens, University of Idaho, Niko Soininen, University of Eastern Finland 2017

Hurricanes and the social-ecological system: how ecosystem changes, managing institutions, and public perception are interrelated in the Gulf Coast and Southern Atlantic Region

Dana Baker, Duke University, Allison Koch, University of Texas, San Antonio 2017

Integrating Health Impacts and Policy Considerations into Food-Energy-Water Systems

Elise Harrington, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Andrea Lund, Stanford University 2017

Urban ecologies of vulnerability and risk: What is the role of fish consumption advisories?

Meghna N. Marjadi, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Lauren Drakopulos, University of Washington 2017

Moving beyond random acts of restoration to robust adaptive resilience: a case comparison between the U.S. and Canadian coasts of Lake Erie

Meghan Klasic, University of California, Davis, Rachel Lamb, University of Maryland, College Park 2017

Cross-scale exploitation patterns and marine population collapse in international seafood markets

Laura Elsler, Stockholm Resilience Center, Maartje Oostdijk, University of Iceland, Alfredo Giron-Nava, UC San Diego 2017