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SESYNC Audio Interviews

SESYNC Audio Interviews

By SESYNC Communications
The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) brings together the science of the natural world with the science of human behavior and decision-making to find solutions to complex environmental problems. In these audio interviews, we delve into the interdisciplinary research being conducted at the center by talking with SESYNC researchers about their fascinating findings.
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Food Waste Reduction—Harnessing Interdisciplinary Science to Get to Real-World Solutions with Dr. Quentin Read

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Measuring Air Quality to Improve Health Equity with Dr. Kelly Jones
Breath. It gives us life. From the moment we enter the world and throughout our days we take in the air around us. But for some of us taking each breath is not always easy. Asthma affects approximately one in eight individuals in the United States and has effects ranging from minor inconveniences to loss of school time for children or even loss of life. But, in order to ameliorate this problem, a better understanding of what causes asthma is needed. For instance, how does the neighborhood environment relate to hospitalizations due to respiratory illness for children? This is the question that former SESYNC postdoc and registered nurse, Dr. Kelly Jones wanted to answer... Full transcript available here.  Musical Attributions: Dirtbike Lovers by Blue Dot Sessions is licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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September 23, 2021
Food Waste Reduction—Harnessing Interdisciplinary Science to Get to Real-World Solutions with Dr. Quentin Read
Food. We all need it, and most of us love it. It keeps our bodies moving, sometimes encourages us to learn new skills, and brings us together. But what about the food that goes uneaten? Well, there is hardly a person today who is not aware to some extent that food waste, especially in the United States, is a problem. But here at SESYNC, we are focused on finding solutions—solutions to complex environmental problems—and food waste is no exception. But how do we do it? The answer is interdisciplinary science. Today, we’re talking with Dr. Quentin Read about his research to find real-world solutions to this intractable situation and how these efforts are one piece in a larger puzzle to create a more sustainable food system. Quentin is a data scientist at SESYNC who helps international teams of researchers process, analyze, and manage big complex datasets. Starting out as a postdoctoral research fellow at SESYNC, Quentin and his team focused on modeling the impacts of the food system on human and natural communities by using techniques from ecology, environmental science, and economics. Let’s hear what they’ve found... Full transcript available here. Musical Attributions: Dirtbike Lovers by Blue Dot Sessions is licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Wind chimes harmony.mp3 by Almusic34 is licensed under an Attribution 4.0 International License.
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August 23, 2021