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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. We convene science teams to work on broad issues of national and international relevance, such as water resources management, land management, agriculture, species protection, among other areas of study. By supporting interdisciplinary science teams and researchers with diverse skills, data, and perspectives, SESYNC seeks to lead in-depth research and scholarship that will inform decisions and accelerate scientific discovery. SESYNC is funded by an award to the University of Maryland from the National Science Foundation. Learn more about SESYNC.

New Cyberhelp Blog Post: Build a Shiny App to Browse MODIS Data

Build a Shiny App to Browse MODIS Data

In preparation for our recent geospatial short course, I spent some time getting up to date on the new features in the leaflet R package. There are so many possibilities between the new add-ons in “base” leaflet like inset mini maps and measuring tools, and even more functionality being added all the time in leaflet.extras, mapedit, and mapview.

Introduction to Socio-Environmental Synthesis Series

April 9, 2018

What are socio-environmental systems, what is synthesis, and how does one conduct synthesis research? In this three-part video series, we address those questions and provide examples that highlight the complexity and rewards of studying the relationships and dynamics between social and environmental systems.

SESYNC Invites Proposals for Interdisciplinary Team-Based Research

 

SESYNC Invites Proposals for Collaborative & Interdisciplinary Team-Based Research Projects

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) requests proposals for collaborative and interdisciplinary team-based research projects under two programs: Pursuits and Workshops.

Wildfire & Salience

SESYNC’s series of documentaries, Research In Action, explores stories of socio-environmental research teams studying wildfire, reforestation, and water governance in the U.S. and beyond.

Curbing Climate Change: Study Finds Strong Rationale for the Human Factor

 

ANNAPOLIS —Humans may be the dominant cause of global temperature rise, but they may also be a crucial factor in helping to reduce it, according to a new study that for the first time builds a novel model to measure the effects of behavior on climate.

Drawing from both social psychology and climate science, the new model investigates how human behavioral changes evolve in response to extreme climate events and affect global temperature change. 

SESYNC Welcomes New Postdocs

Name: 

Tijana Jovanovic

PhD: 

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Hometown: 

Belgrade, Republic of Serbia

SESYNC project: 

It is a joint project between SESYNC and Microsoft, related to the new high resolution land cover data set developed for Puget Sound and Chesapeake Watersheds.

SESYNC-RTI Postdoctoral Fellowship: Modeling the Impacts of Food Waste on the Environment

 

SESYNC-RTI Postdoctoral Fellowship: Modeling the Impacts of Food Waste on the Environment

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) and Research Triangle Institute (RTI) invite applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship opportunity, focused on modeling the environmental and ecological impacts of food waste in the United States.

SESYNC Announces Four Postdoc Fellowship Opportunities

New Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities at SESYNC     

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) invites applications for four Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunities: One Postdoc will co-develop a research project to address research gaps on the link between climate change and children's health, another will study how societies cope with natural disasters, the third will focus on modeling the environmental impacts of food waste in the U.S, and the fourth will develop a project to improve

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