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
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.

 

Video: Knowledge Integration Across Disciplines Part 2 Mar 08, 2021

Knowledge Integration Across Disciplines Part 2
In the second video of this four-part series, Dr. Deana Pennington introduces some standard vocabulary used by people who study interdisciplinary research teams. 

Video: Knowledge Integration Across Disciplines Part 3 Mar 08, 2021

Knowledge Integration Across Disciplines Part 3
In the third video of this four-part series, Dr. Deana Pennington explains the concept of mental models and their role in interdisciplinary collaboration. 

Video: Knowledge Integration Across Disciplines Part 4 Mar 08, 2021

Knowledge Integration Across Disciplines Part 4
In the final video of this four-part series, Dr. Deana Pennington discusses strategies for integrating knowledge and ways to test these strategies. 

Video: Knowledge Integration Across Disciplines Part 1 Mar 08, 2021

Knowledge Integration Across Disciplines Part 1
In the first video of this four-part series, Dr. Deana Pennington introduces the concept of collaboration across discplines by first reviewing some empirical data collected about interdisciplinary research teams and then explaining how to think of interdisciplinary teams as cognitive systems.

Document: First Meeting Guide Feb 22, 2021

First Meeting Guide

This guide offters tips for how to structure and make the most of your first interdisciplinary team meeting. 

Document: Facilitating Interdisciplinary Meetings: A Practical Guide Feb 16, 2021

Facilitating Interdisciplinary Meetings: A Practical Guide

This guide is intended to be a practical introduction to the approaches and practices used at SESYNC in facilitating synthesis meetings, trainings, and workshops to help improve teamwork processes. 

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