PhD Student Rachel Lamb has received support from the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) for her Graduate Student Pursuit research proposal, "Moving beyond random acts of restoration to robust adaptive resilience: A case comparison between the US and Canadian coasts of Lake Erie.”

SESYNC offers opportunities for graduate students to form diverse, interdisciplinary research teams (“Graduate Pursuits”) in order to investigate critical and innovative socio-environmental issues using existing data and information.

As co-team leader, Rachel will work with five other PhD students from across the U.S. and Canada over an 18-month period, to advance work on this project. Primary research components include a social-ecological network analysis and spatial analysis of relevant coupled social-ecological systems at the watershed level. One goal of this work is to showcase geographies of management opportunity across this international water basin.

As part of the support that SESYNC offers selected Pursuit projects, Rachel will also lead several in-person team meetings at SESYNC in Annapolis, MD.

Rachel is advised by Dr. George Hurtt and is a member of the Global Ecology Lab. 

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