Social Media & Socio-Environmental Systems

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Jun 13, 2014

Call for Participation
Workshop: How can social media be used to explore coupled socio-environmental systems?

Attendees are encouraged to use the hashtag #SocMediaSES on Twitter during the workshop to ask questions and enrich discussions. Workshop facilitators will answer questions of remote followers as time allows.

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) invites applications from researchers and/or practitioners in environmental and/or ecological fields to participate in a 2.5-day workshop exploring the ways in which social media data (e.g., Twitter, Flickr, etc.) can be used to investigate socio-environmental system dynamics and management. In particular, this workshop will investigate the current state of and identify unique challenges for using social media data to inform socio-environmental research, and explore ways to leverage social media data to investigate feedbacks between human and natural systems.

Interested applicants should provide a written response of one page or less addressing the following questions:

  • What are your current research interests relevant to socio-environmental systems?
  • How would social media data be applied to study feedbacks between human and environmental systems within the context of your current research interests?
  • How much experience do you have working with social media data?

The workshop will be held at SESYNC in Annapolis, Maryland, July 28–30, 2014. Participant support will be provided to cover travel, lodging, and meal expenses.

To apply, complete the application webform here, including a short CV and responses to the prompting questions as a single PDF file. Applications must be received by 5:00 PM (EST) on June 13, 2014.


Email Dr. Nicholas Magliocca at:

The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity
Minorities and Women Are Encouraged to Apply

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