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 projects and workshops around emerging socio-environmental synthesis topics.
The selected collaborations include three research projects and four workshops. More information about the awarded projects can be found below.
- Team Synthesis Project: Impacts of Hydropower Dams
Full Title: Socio-environmental impacts of large hydropower dams across the global south
PIs: Maria Claudia Lopez Perez, Michigan State University; Emilio F. Moran, Michigan State University; Sergio Villamayor-Tomas, ICTA, Autonomous University of Barcelona
Team Synthesis Project: Past Answers to Current Concerns
Full Title: Past answers to current concerns: Historical cases of navigating socio-environmental stress
PIs: John Haldon, Princeton University; Lee Mordechai, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
- Workshop: Comparing West Nile Virus Forecasts
Full Title: Bringing West Nile virus forecasting approaches together to better serve stakeholders in a changing environmentPIs: Alexander Keyel, New York State Department of Health and University of Albany; Rebecca Smith, University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine
- Workshop: Nutrients and Non-Farmers
Full Title: Governing nutrient pollution beyond farmers
PIs: David Kanter, New York University; Zdravka Tzankova, Vanderbilt University
- Workshop: Adaptation and Evaluation
Full Title: Adaptation, optimality, and risk management: What do the human evolutionary sciences and the climate sciences have to offer each other?
PIs: Anne Pisor, Washington State University; James Holland Jones, Stanford University