The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) congratulates Dr. Bill Fagan, Associate Director for Research Innovation, on his selection as an Ecological Society of America (ESA) Fellow.
Fellows are ESA members who have made outstanding contributions to a wide range of fields served by the Society, including (but not restricted to) those that advance or apply ecological knowledge in academics, government, non-profit organizations, and the broader society.
Dr. Alan Hastings, ESA Awards Committee Chair, says that the program’s goals are to honor its members, and to support their competitiveness at their institutions and in broader society.
ESA is the world’s largest community of professional ecologists and the trusted source of ecological knowledge. The 10,000-member Society publishes five journals, convenes an annual scientific conference, and broadly shares ecological information through policy and media outreach and education initiatives. Visit www.esa.org for more information.
The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) is a national research center funded through a National Science Foundation grant to the University of Maryland.
Located in Annapolis, MD, SESYNC is dedicated to solving society’s most challenging and complex environmental problems. We foster collaboration amongst scholars from a diverse array of the natural and social sciences (such as ecology, public health, and political science), as well as stakeholders that include resource managers, policy makers, and community members.
Socio-environmental synthesis is a research approach that accelerates the production of knowledge about the complex interactions between human and natural systems. It may result in new data products—particularly ones that address questions in new spatial or temporal contexts or scales—but may also involve evaluating textual or oral arguments, interpreting evidence, developing new applications or models, or identifying novel areas of study.
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