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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.

SESYNC-Georgetown Postdoctoral Fellowship, Climate and Health

Preliminary Screening Application Deadline:  December 1, 2017

Applications should submit a single PDF that includes a C.V. and a detailed cover letter. The letter should explain in detail the qualifications that make the candidate competitive for this specific postdoctoral project and how this project and an interdisciplinary fellowship will advance the candidate’s career trajectory.

More Trees, Less Disease

New SESYNC research published in Nature Communications finds link between upstream tree cover and children's health.

Predicting insect feeding preferences after deforestation

 

Predicting insect feeding preferences after deforestation

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.

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Our October Newsletter highlights new research and Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunities.

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