News from the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center
SESYNC Invites Proposals for Interdisciplinary Team-Based Research
SESYNC has a tradition of announcing focal themes with each RFP and below we announce new thematic topic areas. However, there are many potential projects with great applicability to socio-environmental problems that fall outside these themes. Accordingly, we are also open to exciting and creative project proposals outside the topical areas listed below:
Social and Environmental Dimensions of the Food-Water-Energy Nexus
Global Change and Health
Freshwater and Ecosystems in a Changing World
Socio-Environmental Implications of Large-Scale Infrastructure Projects
Tool to provide insight on local-level stressors and their impacts on bee health
A new online tool and community,
Beescape, enables beekeepers, or anyone interested in bees, to understand the specific stressors to which the bees in their managed hives, home gardens or farms are exposed.
Climate change could undermine children's education and development in the tropics
A new study published in PNAS concludes that exposure to extreme heat and precipitation in prenatal and early childhood years in countries of the global tropics could make it harder for children to attain secondary school education, even for better-off households.
Fungal colonization of plant roots is resistant to nitrogen addition and resilient to dominant species losses. Published in Ecosphereby Jeremiah Henning and colleagues including SESYNC postdoc Quinten Read.
Governing evolution: A socioecological comparison of resistance management for insecticidal transgenic Bt crops among four countries. Published in the
Yves Carrière and colleagues as part of the Pursuit,
Living with Resistance.
How Methods for Navigating Uncertainty Connect Science and Policy at the Water-Energy-Food Nexus. Published in
Frontiers in Environmental Science by Laurie Yung and colleagues, including SESYNC researcher Kristal Jones.