SESYNC is excited to welcome our newest cohort of Graduate Pursuit team leaders.
by Kathleen Rugel
Like a scene from the movie Alien, insect parasitoids inject their eggs into unsuspecting hosts, their offspring grow and eat from within, eventually bursting out leaving dead, empty host vessels. These tiny predators, many of them wasps, can have major ecological and economic impacts. For example, wasps in the genus Melittobia attack pollinating bumblebees.
By Emily Cassidy
Science Communications Coordinator, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center
What are socio-environmental systems?
The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) brings together the science of the natural world with the science of human behavior and decision-making to find solutions to complex environmental problems.
Improving water quality and quantity is sometimes cited as motivation for restoring and expanding forest cover, especially in the tropics. But a new systematic review of literature finds that most studies show a reduction in water yield in response to forest restoration and expansion.
The deadline to apply is November 20, 2017, at 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time (EST). Workshop attendees will be selected based on background, academic excellence, motivations, and interests. Non-US citizens and US citizens studying at institutions abroad are encouraged to apply.
|Dec 13 / Pursuit: Feasibility of Temporary Conservation Areas in Agricultural Landscapes to Improve Habitat for Migratory Bird Species in the United States|
|Jan 8 / Graduate Pursuit: Urban ecologies of vulnerability and risk: What is the role of fish consumption advisories?|
|Jan 16 / Graduate Pursuit: Moving beyond random acts of restoration to robust adaptive resilience: a case comparison between the U.S. and Canadian coasts of Lake Erie|
|Jan 16 / Data Skills Workshop (R and Python)|