SESYNC Announces Five Newly Supported Graduate Projects

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The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) announces that five new interdisciplinary graduate research projects have received support. The selected projects were submitted through SESYNC’s fall request for proposals (RFP) for collaborative team-based synthesis Graduate-student-led team projectss around emerging socio-environmental synthesis topics. SESYNC's next RFP for Graduate Pursuits will open mid-March, 2020.

More information about the newly awarded projects can be found below:

  1. Team Synthesis Project (Graduate-student-led): Revitalizing Mariculture
    Full Title: A socio-environmental approach to improve offshore aquaculture and policy: gulf of Mexico case study
    PIs: Nicole Barbour, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science; Ashley Bae, University of California, Santa Cruz; Amanda Guthrie, Virginia Institute of Marine Science & College of William and Mary
  2. Team Synthesis Project (Graduate-student-led): Environmental Justice in Stream Restoration
    Full Title: Is your project just water or just water: environmental justice in stream restoration
    PIs: Lucy Andrews, University of California, Berkeley; Jessica Balerna, University of South Florida
  3. Team Synthesis Project (Graduate-student-led): Climate Gentrification
    Full Title: Pushed to the edge: A socio-environmental analysis of climate gentrification along the East Coast of the United States
    PIs: Kelsea Best, Vanderbilt University; Md Sariful Islam, Virignia Tech; Zeynab Jouzi, North Carolina State University 
  4. Team Synthesis Project (Graduate-student-led): Decision Making for Ecological and Economic Benefits
    Full Title: Using decision making models to design effective policy for natural climate solutions: A case study of agroforestry in West Africa
    PIs: Millie Chapman, University of California, Berkeley; Zoe Hastings, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  5. Team Synthesis Project (Graduate-student-led): Financial Opacity and Forest Governance
    Financial opacity and challenges to forest governance in Indonesia and Malaysia
    PIs: Jonathan Sullivan, University of Michigan; Alice Lépissier, University of California, Santa Barbara