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Graduate Pursuit: The Globalization of Conservation: How Public Perceptions of Biodiversity and International Trade Patterns Shape Mangrove Conservation

 

"The Globalization of Conservation: How Public Perceptions of Biodiversity and International Trade Patterns Shape Mangrove Conservation"

Although conservation is implemented locally, the forces that shape conservation policy and decision-making are increasingly global. Simultaneously promoting human prosperity while protecting biodiversity requires an understanding of how interactions between global and local forces shape conservation management.

Short Course: 2020 Bayesian Modeling for Socio-Environmental Data

 

Short Course: Interactive Web-Based Visualizations and Decision Support Tools in Shiny/R for Quantitative Scientists

Solutions to pressing environmental problems require understanding connections between human and natural systems. Analysis of these systems requires a model that can deal with complexity, is able to exploit data from multiple sources, and is honest about the uncertainty from multiple sources. Synthesis of results from multiple studies is often required.

Graduate Pursuit: Identifying Socio-Environmental Watershed Typologies Based on Stormwater Pollution Using Machine Learning

 

Identifying Socio-Environmental Watershed Typologies Based on Stormwater Pollution Using Machine Learning

This project represents the first socio-environmental-technological system (SETS) study of the generation of stormwater pollution in urban watersheds across the United States. Urban stormwater pollution poses a major and growing threat to local waterbodies, yet its study and management has consistently ignored the human activities and behaviors that release pollution.

Graduate Pursuit: Identifying Socio-Environmental Watershed Typologies Based on Stormwater Pollution Using Machine Learning

 

Identifying Socio-Environmental Watershed Typologies Based on Stormwater Pollution Using Machine Learning

This project represents the first socio-environmental-technological system (SETS) study of the generation of stormwater pollution in urban watersheds across the United States. Urban stormwater pollution poses a major and growing threat to local waterbodies, yet its study and management has consistently ignored the human activities and behaviors that release pollution.

Short Course: Interactive Web-Based Visualizations and Decision Support Tools in Shiny/R for Quantitative Scientists

 

Short Course: Interactive Web-Based Visualizations and Decision Support Tools in Shiny/R for Quantitative Scientists

In trying to close the disconnect between science and decision making, an important challenge is translating scientific findings into interpretable results and tools that decision makers can use. Web applications (in contrast to traditional desktop programs) are particularly useful because they function across platforms, are widely available to and easily accessed by a wide range of us

Graduate Pursuit: An Area of Conflict: The Effects of Agricultural Subsidization on Conservation Goals Worldwide

 

An Area of Conflict: The Effects of Agricultural Subsidization on Conservation Goals Worldwide

This project is the result of a partnership between the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) (Germany), the University of Leeds (UoL) (UK), and the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) at the University of Maryland (UMD) (USA); the project brings together highly qualified PhD students interested in an international collaborative synthesis research exper

Pursuit: Socio-Environmental Impacts of Large Hydropower Dams across the Global South

 

Socio-Environmental Impacts of Large Hydropower Dams across the Global South

More than 3,700 dams are planned or under construction across the Global South, with projects in the Mekong and the Amazon the most numerous at present. Hydropower is the leading source of renewable energy across the world, accounting for up to 71% of this supply as of 2016.

Pursuit: Can Enhancing Diversity Help Scale Up Agriculture's Benefits to People and the Environment?

 

Can Enhancing Diversity Help Scale Up Agriculture's Benefits to People and the Environment?

Diversity matters. Diversity in colour, gender, culture, and ideas is what make our world interesting and beautiful. In recent years, diversity in our agricultural systems has been rapidly changing. Two existing SESYNC projects aim to understand the political drivers of this change and its impacts on human nutrition.

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