"Social-Ecological Drivers of Change Over Time in Urban Woodlands"
Remnant and regenerating forest patches are hotspots of biodiversity and ecosystem services in urban regions. Social uses and benefits, abrupt forest edges, introduced and invasive species, and urban climate warming combine to create novel ecological conditions and management challenges in urban woodlands. An array of public, private, and non-profit organizations engage in management and stewardship of these urban woodland patches.
Dear SESYNC Community,
The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) invites applications from a diverse array of scientists for a three-day workshop in February 2020 focused on how National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Airborne Observation Platform (AOP) data could be used in socio-environmental (S-E) synthesis and convergent research.
When: July 13-17, 2020
Where: The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), Annapolis, Maryland
In a recent interview on CNN International, SESYNC postdoc Merle Eisenberg lent his pandemic expertise to a discussion about the coronavirus. In the segment, which aired March 5, 2020, CNN journalist John Vause asked Eisenberg to address certain parallels being drawn between the current spread of the coronavirus and that of the 14th century plague.
"Summer Institute on Cyberinfrastructure for Socio-Environmental Synthesis"
Over the four-day course (optionally five-day, see below), participants from several research teams will receive instruction on scripting complete data pipelines and implementing distributed workflows within the R + RStudio development environment.