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Apr 18, 2022
Researchers Find Declining Nitrogen Availability in a Nitrogen-Rich World

A new study from SESYNC researchers, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, implies cutting avoidable food waste in the United States by 50% could be almost as beneficial to biodiversity as switching the entire United States’ population to a planet-conscious diet, a new study finds.


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Apr 05, 2022
Cutting Food Waste in Half Could Benefit Biodiversity As Much As Overhauling Diets

A new study from SESYNC researchers, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, implies cutting avoidable food waste in the United States by 50% could be almost as beneficial to biodiversity as switching the entire United States’ population to a planet-conscious diet, a new study finds.


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Feb 16, 2022
How Politics, Society, and Tech Shape the Path of Climate Change

New research from a SESYNC interdisciplinary research project, published in Nature Communications, suggests that the expansion of transnational large-scale land acquisitions by agribusiness companies enhances the strain on water availability and exacerbates competition over local water resources.


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Jan 31, 2022
Transnational land investments induce competition for water resources

New research from a SESYNC interdisciplinary research project, published in Nature Communications, suggests that the expansion of transnational large-scale land acquisitions by agribusiness companies enhances the strain on water availability and exacerbates competition over local water resources.


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Jan 27, 2022
SESYNC Welcomes New Fellow Rachel Wegener

SESYNC is pleased to announce University of Maryland (UMD) graduate student Rachel Wegener as this year’s recipient of the Dr. Richard Payne Graduate Fellowship.


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Jan 13, 2022
Lost Birds and Mammals Spell Doom for Some Plants

Research from the University of Maryland's National Socio-Envrionmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) shows that the ability of animal-dispersed plants to keep pace with climate change has been reduced by 60% due to the loss of mammals and birds that help such plants adapt to environmental change. 

 


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Sep 20, 2021
October 20 Webinar: Creating Socio-Environmental Scenarios

Join SESYNC on October 20, 2021 for a live webcast focused on creating socio-environmental scenarios.


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Aug 24, 2021
SESYNC Featured on Fisheries Diversity and Inclusion Podcast

 


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Jul 29, 2021
SESYNC’s Newest Videos Series Builds the Basics of Socio-Environmental Systems and How to Model Them

In SESYNC’s newest video series, SESYNC Director Dr. Margaret Palmer provides viewers with the building blocks for understanding socio-environmental systems (SES) and modeling, so they can apply it to their own research. 


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Jul 28, 2021
New Paper Finds Environmental Justice Rarely Discussed in Green Infrastructure Planning

A new paper published by researcher Dr. Fushcia-Ann Hoover of the University of Maryland’s National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) finds that environmental justice (EJ) is rarely included as a criterion for determining the placement of green infrastructure (GI) in U.S. cities, despite the potential for creating inequality in communities.  


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