Postdoctoral Fellows

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program helps build the capacity of outstanding early career researchers to conduct socio-environmental (S-E) synthesis research. The Fellowship provides opportunities for Fellows to engage in independent synthesis projects and with a vibrant community of postdoctoral researchers, visiting scholars, and staff scientists. SESYNC also supports its Postdoctoral Fellows through a professional development program to polish academic, communication, and teaching skills.

Beginning in fall of 2015, a new learning component of the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program will offer Fellows an opportunity to learn about the theoretical foundations for studying S-E systems. This Immersion Program consists of a series of collaborative workshops led by visiting scholars.

Most SESYNC Postdoctoral Fellows are selected through an annual competition in the spring. Additionally, SESYNC accepts applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships from applicants researching S-E systems with theoretical and/or computational approaches. These applications are accepted on a rolling basis and evaluated twice per year. In 2015, the SESYNC–LTER Postdoctoral Synthesis Fellowship Program will offer additional Fellowships to conduct research involving long-term datasets from the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) network.

Current Fellowship Program opportunities can be found here.

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Chris Field
Postdoctoral Fellow
Coastal ecology, human dimensions of conservation, population dynamics and extinction, Bayesian statistics
Evan Fricke
Postdoctoral Fellow
community ecology, biodiversity conservation, macroecology, ecological networks
Florian Gollnow
Postdoctoral Fellow
Human-environmental interaction; Land System Science; Environmental conservation; Policy evaluation; Food security
Fushcia-Ann Hoover
Postdoctoral Fellow
green infrastructure, stormwater management, environmental justice, black geography, ecosystem services
James Knighton
Postdoctoral Fellow
Kelly Jones
Postdoctoral Fellow
Climate and Health: What is the role of the neighborhood environment in children’s respiratory health outcomes?
Lauren White
Postdoctoral Fellow
Disease ecology
Lee Mordechai
Postdoctoral Fellow
Ancient/Medieval History, Eastern Mediterranean, Disasters, Plague, Consilience
Merle Eisenberg
Postdoctoral Fellow
Quentin Read
Postdoctoral Fellow/Data Scientist
community ecology, spatial ecology, global change, economic-ecological systems, biodiversity, ecosystem functions and services
Se Jong Cho
Postdoctoral Fellow
Tijana Jovanovic
Postdoctoral Fellow
urban gray and green infrastructure; urban hydrology; water resources management; resilience and sustainability of cities
Varsha Vijay
Postdoctoral Fellow
The Effectiveness of Protected Areas in Meeting Ecological and Socio-economic Goals of Conservation
Xavier Benito
Postdoctoral Fellow
Limnology, biogeography, archaeology, freshwater biodiversity, global change, resilience, paleoecological time-series