Resources for Conducting S-E Research

Resources from SESYNC for those who are interested in conducting interdisciplinary socio-environmental research. More to come.
Resource Title Brief Summary
Video: Building the Basics Part 1: Socio-Environmental Systems as Complex Adaptive Systems Jul 20, 2021

Building the Basics Part 1: "Socio-Environmental Systems as Complex Adaptive Systems"
In the first video of this three-part series, 
Dr. Margaret Palmer introduces the fundamental characteristics of socio-environmental systems as complex adaptive systems. This video lays the groundwork for understanding the essential features of non-linear dynamical systems that must be captured in models.

 

Video: Building the Basics Part 2: Defining the Problem and Spanning Boundaries Jul 20, 2021

Building the Basics Part 2: "Defining the Problems and Spanning Boundaries"
In the second video of this three-part series, Dr. Margaret Palmer discuses the vexing problems associated with socio-environmental systems and how diverse modeling teams can span boundaries to understand and explore solutions to these problems.

 

Video: Building the Basics Part 3: Choosing a Modeling Approach Jul 20, 2021

Building the Basics Part 3: "Choosing a Modeling Approach"
In the final video of this three part series, Dr. Margaret Palmer explains how to choose the right modeling approach, including when and why different modeling approaches are applied to socio-environmental systems.

 

Video: Confronting Issues of Scale in SES Modeling Webinar Jun 25, 2021

Video: Confronting Issues of Scale in SES Modeling 

Based on the 2021 article “Socio-technical scales in socio-environmental modeling: Managing a system-of-systems modeling approach,” this video explores the types of scale issues likely to arise in each modeling phase and how to deal with them.

Video: Understanding the Grand Challenges of Socio-Environmental Systems Modeling Webinar Jun 23, 2021

Video: Understanding the Grand Challenges of Socio-Environmental Systems Modeling Webinar

Based on the 2020 article “Eight grand challenges in socio-environmental systems modeling,” this recorded webcast explores the present status and future of SES modeling, while highlighting current challenges and paths forward.

Article: Perspectives in Political Ecology May 12, 2021

Perspectives in Political Ecology

This brief explainer article provides an overview of the basic concepts of political ecology. 

Journal Article: The Value of Facilitation in Interdisciplinary Socio-Environmental Team Research May 04, 2021

The Value of Facilitation in Interdisciplinary Socio-Environmental Team Research

This journal article published in Socio-Ecological Practice Research proposes that the use of facilitation as a research method can improve the collaborative synthesis of interdisciplinary teams’ socio-environmental work.

Article: New Modeling Approach Builds Bridges Across Disciplines to Transform S-E Research Apr 06, 2021

New Modeling Approach Builds Bridges Across Disciplines to Transform S-E Research

Dr. Elizabeth Borer explains how an innovative modeling approach developed by her SESYNC project team helped to bridge the divide between ecosystem ecology and disease ecology and further their research.

Article: Taking Collaboration to the Next Level: An Interview with Rebecca Freeth Mar 09, 2021

Taking Collaboration to the Next Level

Dr. Rebecca Freeth explains the importance of prioritizing collaboration among research teams and outlines key learning strategies to leverage collaboration as a tool to advance project goals.

Article: Socio-Hydrology: What Is It? Mar 09, 2021

Socio-Hydrology: What Is It?

This brief explainer article goes over the basics of the topic of socio-hydrology.

 

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