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Jan 22, 2020
SESYNC Announces Seven Newly Supported Projects

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) announces that seven new interdisciplinary research projects have received support. The selected projects were submitted through SESYNC’s fall request for proposals (RFP) for collaborative team-based synthesis research Pursuits and Workshops around emerging socio-environmental synthesis topics.


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Jan 17, 2020
Research Reveals Corrupt and Illicit Activity Impact on Land Change

Research from a SESYNC pursuit on narco-trafficking helped inform a new article published in Nature Sustainability.


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Dec 19, 2019
“We All Have Bad First Drafts”: Lessons from a Professional Science Writer

Dr. Josh Schimel recently held a writing workshop for SESYNC postdoctoral fellows.


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Dec 10, 2019
Reshaping Research: How the SESYNC culture and collegial approach support new science teams

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Dec 02, 2019
How Hummingbirds May Show a Different Interpretation of Natural History

In a recent SESYNC Semianr, Dr. Iris Montero, a Visiting Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies from Brown University, explored different cultures' interpretations of what natural history can entail. 


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Dec 02, 2019
Justinianic Plague Not a Landmark Pandemic?

A study of diverse datasets, including pollen, coinage, and funeral practices, reveals that the effects of the late antique plague pandemic commonly known as the Justinianic Plague may have been overestimated.


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Nov 27, 2019
Three Lessons I Learned from Attending the 2019 Science Writers Conference as a Scientist

SESYNC Postdoc Lauren White shares three writing tips for better science communication that she learned at the ScienceWriters2019 conference. 

 


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Nov 27, 2019
New modeling will shed light on the ways policy decisions affect migration from sea level rise

A new modeling approach can help researchers, policymakers, and the public better understand how policy decisions will influence human migration as sea levels rise around the globe, a new paper published in Nature Climate Change suggests. These findings emerged from an interdisciplinary working group supported by the University of Maryland’s National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) with funding from the National Science Foundation.


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Nov 25, 2019
Making the Case for Qualitative Data

Former SESYNC postdoctoral fellow Steven Alexander and former SESYNC Assistant Research Scientist Kristal Jones authored the article, “Qualitative data sharing and synthesis for sustainability science" following a Qualitative Data Sharing Workshop that they led. 


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Nov 25, 2019
A Framework for Managing Stormwater through the Use of Green Infrastructure

SESYNC Postdoctoral Fellow Steven Alexander and Philip Staniczenko's article "Social ties explain catch portfolios of small-scale fishers in the Caribbean" was recently published in Fish and Fisheries.

 


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