S-E Synthesis Tutorials

Margaret Palmer short course lecture

Socio-environmental (S-E) synthesis advances the understanding of S-E systems. These tutorials introduce fundamental concepts about S-E systems. Each tutorial consists of written text and accompanying resources that illustrate some of the key concepts for understanding S-E systems. Whether you use them as an assignment for a flipped classroom to familiarize students with basic concepts, or peruse them for ideas for your own courses, we welcome feedback and comments; please contact research@sesync.org.

Tutorial 1- Overview of Socio-environmental Synthesis

This tutorial provides an overview of the socio-environmental research and problem solving approach. Learning goals for this tutorial include:

Tutorial 2- Systems Perspectives and Dynamics

This tutorial provides an overview of systems perspectives and the importance of understanding the behavior and dynamics of systems.

Tutorial 3- Understanding Socio-environmental Systems: Thresholds, States, and Resilience

A critical component of understanding S-E systems is understanding the dynamics of the system, including interactions and feedbacks.

Tutorial 4- Understanding Socio-environmental Systems: Hierarchy and Scale

This tutorial provides an introduction to concepts of hierarchy and scale and their importance for understanding socio-environmental systems. Learning Goals include:

Tutorial 5- Understanding Socio-environmental Systems: Adaptive Cycles

This tutorial provides a basic introduction to the concept of adaptive cycles and their utility for understanding socio-environmental systems. Learning goals include: