Society, Environment and Technology Inter- relations (SENTIR) This working group focuses on the complex intertwined relationships established between humans and their natural environments mediated by technological innovations. Potential researchers should be interested in sectors such as agribusiness, forestry and management, environmental conservation, and socio-environmental sustainability. SENTIR’s first common project analyses the impacts Chinese trade and investments on the Amazon, starting with an investigation into the soy trade. The project focuses on studying the impact of the increase in trade and the incremental expansion of soy plantations on deforestation rates in the Brazilian legal Amazon. Based on a collaborative effort with Brazilian scholars, further common activities will be announced in 2019, including Webinars.