Wednesday, August 27, 2014

First publication from our Methow work... Bravo!

The response of stream periphyton to Pacific salmon: using a model to understand the role of environmental context

Bellmore, J. R., Fremier, A. K., Mejia, F., & Newsom, M. (2014). The response of stream periphyton to Pacific salmon: using a model to understand the role of environmental context. Freshwater Biology, n/a–n/a. doi:10.1111/fwb.12356

Monday, August 4, 2014

Social-ecological system resilience, climate change & adaptive water governance


Alex is part of a SESYNC working group on resilience, climate change and adaptive governance. The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) is dedicated to solving society’s most challenging and complex environmental problems. These problems, rooted in the multifaceted relationship between humans and the ecosystems in which they live, require collaboration among natural, social, and computational scientists, such as ecologists, sociologists, and political scientists.

Our project seeks to explore whether criteria and models can be developed to link ecological resilience and the policies governing the process of water management in complex, multi-jurisdictional water basins, and will contribute to the growing effort to connect concepts from science to policy decisions and to move social-ecological systems toward greater sustainability.


Check out the write up here...  we are meeting for the third time in Annapolis starting August 5, 2014.