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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

Short Courses

Introduction to Social and Ecological Network Analysis

Deadline April 2.

This 5-day short course will serve as an introduction to the theory and practice of social and ecological network analysis. 

Introduction to Spatial Agent-Based Modeling

Deadline April 8.

This 5-day short course will serve as an introduction to the theory and practice of spatially-explicit agent-based modeling (ABM).

Teaching with Case Studies

Deadline April 12.

This 4-day short course brings together a diverse group of scholars and educators to develop socio-environmental synthesis teaching case studies.

Summer Institute on Cyberinfrastructure for SES

Deadline April 19.

This 4 (5)-day short course will combine lectures, hands-on computer labs, and project consultation designed to accelerate the adoption of cyber resources for all phases of data-driven research and dissemination.

Job Opportunity

Environmental Science Research Communications Assistant
Details here. Deadline April 18.

New Pursuits and Workshops

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) welcomes eight new projects starting in 2019.

SESYNC Publications

Agricultural intensification, dietary diversity, and markets in the global food security narrative.  Published in Global Food Security  by Amy Ickowitz and colleagues as part of the Pursuit, Food and Landscape Diversity.

Short- and long-term hydrologic controls on smouldering fire in wetland soils. Published in International Journal of Wildland Fire by Morgan Schulte and colleagues including SESYNC postdoc Nate Jones.

Land Cover Change in the Abuja City-Region, Nigeria: Integrating GIS and Remotely Sensed Data to Support Land Use Planning. Published in the Sustainability by  Evidence Chinedu Enoguanbhor and colleagues including SESYNC postdoc Florian Gollnow.

Dynamics of bed bug infestations and control under disclosure policies Published in PNAS by Sherrie Xie and colleagues as part of the Pursuit, 
Socio-spatial Ecology of the Bed Bug and its Control

Modeling Connectivity of Non-floodplain Wetlands: Insights, Approaches, and Recommendations. Published in Journal of American Water Resources Association by SESYNC postdoc Nate Jones and colleagues.

No landward movement: examining 80 years of population migration and shoreline change in Louisiana. Published in Population and Environment by  Matthew Hauer and colleagues, including SESYNC postdoc Dean Hardy.

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