SESYNC Announces 12 Newly Supported Projects

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Sep 26, 2019


The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) announces that 12 new inter-disciplinary research projects have been supported. The selected projects were submitted through SESYNC’s spring request for proposals (RFP) for collaborative team-based synthesis research pursuits around emerging socio-environmental synthesis topics.

The projects include eight research Pursuits and four Workshops. More information about the awarded projects can be found below.

Pursuits:

  1. Pursuit: How Does a Historical Perspective Inform Ecosystem Management Targets, Goals, and Outcomes?
    PIs: 
    Andrew Trant, University of Waterloo; Loren McClenachan, Colby College
    Theme: Pressing Socio-Environmental Problem
    Abstract: https://www.sesync.org/project/propose-a-pursuit/how-does-a-historical-perspective-inform-ecosystem-management-targets

  2. Pursuit: The Missing Link: Incorporating the Role of Biological Diversity into Projections of Ecosystem Services
    PIs: Sarah Weiskopf, U.S. Geological Survey National Climate Adaptation Science Center; Isabel Rosa, Bangor University
    Theme: Understanding the Ecology Behind the Societal Benefits of Ecosystems
    Abstract: https://www.sesync.org/project/propose-a-pursuit/the-missing-link-incorporating-the-role-of-biological-diversity-into

  3. Pursuit: Predictive Modeling of the Relationships among Infrastructure, Resource Extraction, and Environmental Governance in Latin American Forests
    PIs: Anthony Bebbington, Clark University; Rebecca Ray, Boston University
    Theme: Socio-Environmental Implications of Large-Scale Infrastructure Projects
    Abstract: https://www.sesync.org/project/propose-a-pursuit/predictive-modeling-of-the-relationships-among-infrastructure-resource

  4. Pursuit: Perception versus Reality: How the Consequences of Eutrophication Impact Subsistence Fishery Communities around Lake Victoria
    PIs: Jessica Corman, University of Nebraska – Lincoln; Amber Roegner, University of Oregon
    Theme: Freshwater and Ecosystems in a Changing World
    Abstract: https://www.sesync.org/project/propose-a-pursuit/perception-versus-reality-how-the-consequences-of-eutrophication-impact

  5. Pursuit: Characterizing FEW System Typologies across the Continental U.S. for Informed FEW Research
    PIs: Rebecca Muenich, Arizona State University; Rebecca Hale, Idaho State University
    Theme: Social and Environmental Dimensions of the Food-Energy-Water Nexus
    Abstract: https://www.sesync.org/project/propose-a-pursuit/characterizing-few-system-typologies-across-the-continental-us-for

  6. Pursuit: Global Dam Watch: Developing a Community Platform to Map Global Dams, Reservoirs, and River Barriers
    PIs: 
    Bernhard Lehner, McGill University; Michele Thieme, World Wildlife Fund
    Theme: Freshwater and Ecosystems in a Changing World
    Abstract: https://www.sesync.org/project/propose-a-pursuit/global-dam-watch-developing-a-community-platform-to-map-global-dams

  7. Pursuit: Energy-Water Nexus Analysis of Solar Energy Industry
    PIs: Ilke Celik, University of Wisconsin – Platteville; Jiquan Chen, Michigan State University
    Theme: Social and Environmental Dimensions of the Food-Water-Energy Nexus
    Abstract: https://www.sesync.org/project/propose-a-pursuit/energy-water-nexus-analysis-of-solar-energy-industry

  8. Pursuit: The Ecological Consequences of Declining Nitrogen Concentration in Plants Worldwide
    PIs: Andrew Elmore, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and SESYNC
    Theme: Freshwater and Ecosystems in a Changing World
    Abstract: https://www.sesync.org/project/propose-a-pursuit/the-ecological-consequences-of-declining-nitrogen-concentration-in-plants

Workshops

  1. Workshop: Workshop on the Potential of Urban Nature to Support Sustainability in Latin America: A Synthesis from a Socio-Environmental Perspective
    PIs: Camilo Ordóñez-Barona, University of Melbourne; Tahia Devisscher, University of British Columbia; José Soto, University of Arizona
    Theme: Pressing Socio-Environmental Problem
    Abstract: https://www.sesync.org/project/propose-a-workshop/workshop-on-the-potential-of-urban-nature-to-support-sustainability-in

  2. Workshop: Synthesizing Research on Pastoral Governance of Common-Pool Resources
    PIs: Lance Robinson, International Livestock Research Institute; Mark Moritz, The Ohio State University
    Theme: Pressing Socio-Environmental Problem
    Abstract: https://www.sesync.org/project/propose-a-workshop/synthesizing-research-on-pastoral-governance-of-common-pool-resources

  3. Workshop: Co-Generating a System Model to Improve Opportunities for Proactive Management of the Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal) threat in North America
    PIs: Evan Campbell Grant, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center; Riley Bernard, Pennsylvania State University and USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
    Theme: Pressing Socio-Environmental Problem
    Abstract: https://www.sesync.org/project/propose-a-workshop/co-generating-a-system-model-to-improve-opportunities-for-proactive

  4. Workshop: Planning Workshop for Counter Climates: Petro-Infrastructure and Indigenous Land, Water, and Atmosphere Protection in Canada and the American Midwest
    PIs: Zoe Todd, Carleton University; Ozayr Saloojee, Carleton University
    Theme: Pressing Socio-Environmental Problem
    Abstract: https://www.sesync.org/project/propose-a-workshop/planning-workshop-for-counter-climates-petro-infrastructure-and
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