08 Aug '11, 1pm

State Roundup: Socio-Environmental Research in MD; No Energy Conservation in

The University of Maryland is launching a research center to develop novel policy solutions for today's most pressing environmental challenges. Principally funded by a newly announced $27.5 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation, the multidisciplinary UMD center will bring together the expertise of environmental, social, and computational scientists, engineers, economists, public policy experts and others from around the world. The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center , known as SeSynC, will be home for collaborative research on such critical issues as water availability, sustainable food production and the interaction between human activity and healthy ecosystems. Science, public policy and engineering faculty from the University of Maryland, environmental economists from Resources for the Future, a Washington, D.C-based nonprofit research ...

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