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Mar 12, 2019
SESYNC Funds New Pursuits and Workshops

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


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Mar 01, 2019
SESYNC Invites Proposals for Interdisciplinary Team-Based Research

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) requests proposals for collaborative and interdisciplinary team-based research projects under two programs: Pursuits and Workshops.


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Feb 27, 2019
From Ivory Tower to Prison Tower

Using trees and environmental science as a backdrop, forest ecologist finds synergy with those excluded from science—and society.


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Feb 20, 2019
Why do we waste so much food?

Originally posted by SESYNC postdoc Quentin Read on his blog.


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Feb 13, 2019
History Holds Key

In her seminar at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), Dr. Stefani Crabtree discussed how she explored past human-environment interactions as experiments in sustainability, where the archaeological record could improve the understanding of more resilient interactions with environments today. 


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Feb 11, 2019
Announcing New Themes for Pursuit and Workshop RFP

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) invites proposals for collaborative team-based synthesis research (pursuits or workshops) around emerging SES topics. We encourage proposals that synthesize data, develop and apply models, and couple quantitative and qualitative data/information in new ways.  


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Jan 24, 2019
Spring Seminar Schedule 2019

Join us Tuesdays at 11am for the SESYNC Seminar Series on topics spanning ecology, geography, social science, and more. All seminars are free and open to the public.


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Jan 23, 2019
Q&A with SESYNC Postdoc Lee Mordechai

SESYNC is excited to welcome our newest postdoc Lee Mordechai! Learn more about Lee and his SESYNC research project.


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Jan 18, 2019
Accepting Applications: Bayesian Modeling for Socio-Environmental Data 2019

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) will host an 11 day short course “Bayesian Modeling for Socio-Environmental Data" from June 3 - June 13, 2019 covering basic principles of using Bayesian models to gain insight from data.


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Jan 10, 2019
Mosquito net fishing exemplifies conflict among Sustainable Development Goals

I was home in South Africa in 2016 when a friend arrived for dinner, happy to have avoided mosquito bites on a recent trip to Zambia but angry to have seen the same insecticide-treated bed nets they slept under being used to catch fish. In 2017, there were an estimated 219 million cases of malaria in 90 countries, with 435,000 deaths, 93% of them in Africa​. Insecticide-treated bed nets are estimated to have averted 450 million malaria cases in Africa between 2000 and 2015, the largest contribution among the interventions assessed. More than 1.2 billion bed nets have been distributed in Africa since 2000­, and an even greater flow of nets will be needed to achieve the World Health Organization’s goal of reducing malaria incidence by 90% by 2030.


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