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First Call for Papers

The XXII International Conference of the Society for Human Ecology (SHE)

Envisioning Pathways to Just and Sustainable Futures: Celebrating diversity, pursuing integration, and developing livable communities

University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines

November 28 – December 1 2017

Dear SHE Members and Friends:

This is the first call for papers for SHE XXII. This conference is meant to be as broadly interdisciplinary as possible – bridging science, social science, and policy perspectives – with literature, humanities and creative arts. Like previous SHE meetings, it is intended to bring together a diverse group of educators, researchers and practitioners who utilize, or are interested in, interdisciplinary and ecological approaches to all aspects of human ecology education and research across a range of scales. We look forward to a diverse and exciting program with an excellent range of speakers, symposia, round-tables, and individual presentations. Symposia and papers on the following themes are especially encouraged:

  • Health, Aging, and Demographic Change
  • Sustainable Cities and Landscapes
  • Food and Water Systems
  • Communities in Transition: Implications for rural resilience, biodiversity, and tourism

However, papers on other aspects of human ecology education and research are encouraged.

More information is on the flyer via the link below.

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The UPLB College of Human Ecology webpage is here

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New News

SHE 2017 membership is now open. You can become a member online by clicking this link You can find more details and other news here.

Human Ecology Review Vol 22 (2) Out Now

In This Issue


  • Upending Climate Violence Research: Fossil Fuel Corporations and the Structural Violence of Climate Change, Eric Bond
  • The Biohistorical Paradigm: The Early Days of Human Ecology at The Australian National University, Stephen Boyden
  • Our Heritage Is Already Broken: Meditations on a Regenerative Conservation for Cultural and Natural Heritage, Michael Kimball
  • Anti-Reflexivity and Climate Change Skepticism in the US General Public, Aaron M. McCright
  • A Systematic Review and “Meta-Study” of Meta-Analytical Approaches to the Human Dimensions of Environmental Change, Hua Qin and Mary E. Grigsby
  • Explaining Energy Conservation and Environmental Citizenship Behaviors Using the Value-Belief-Norm Framework, Felix Kwame Yeboah and Michael D. Kaplowitz

BOOK REVIEWS The Tragedy of the Commodity: Oceans, Fisheries, and Aquaculture, by Stefano B. Longo, Rebecca Clausen, and Brett Clark. Reviewed by Julius Alexander McGee and Sustainable Food Systems: Building a New Paradigm, Edited by Terry Marsden and Adrian Morley. Reviewed by Federico Davila

Human Ecology Review is available online in open access format here.

Recently Reviewed

UHE_coverUnderstanding Human Ecology: A systems approach to sustainability

By Robert Dyball and Barry Newell (2015)

Earthscan from Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group. London and New York.

(206 pages) Reviewed by Liesel Carlsson, MSc. PDt.

The interdisciplinary nature of sustainability work often means those involved run into friction that is a result of differing ideologies, worldviews, methodologies, and moreover – a common vision of success. This friction is paralyzing progress at a time when scientists finally agree that the Anthropocene may be an elegant term for a period planetary destruction.  What Dyball and Newell contribute to the (hopefully) early Anthropocene, and to the field of sustainability in general, is to bring together their extensive expertise in human ecology and physics to first unpack and then bring together social and cognitive sciences, communications theory and systems dynamics theory. The result is an accessible read that brings the reader to a new understanding of how to overcome this paralysis to act strategically despite the complexity of the sustainability challenge, and collaboratively in an inherently interdisciplinary process.

You can read the full review here.


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