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Prati, G., Albanesi, C. and Pietrantoni, L. 2016 Social Well-Being and Pro-En­vironmental Behavior: A Cross-Lagged Panel Design Human Ecology Review in press [INSERT ACCESS DATE] url:

The main aim of this study was to investigate the bidirectional relationship between social well-being and energy conservation behavior as a form of pro-environmental behavior. Participants were 298 undergraduate and masters students at an Italian public university. We applied structural equation modeling with two waves of survey data from a cross-lagged panel design to investigate reciprocal relationships between latent variables representing social well-being and pro-environmental behavior

Nakamura, E. M. and Hanazaki, N. 2016 Protected Area Establishment and Its Implications for Local Food Security Human Ecology Review in press [INSERT ACCESS DATE] url:

The establishment of protected areas can reduce access to natural resources for communities that depend on such areas for food, and can thus contribute to food insecurity. We studied the local food systems of two communities that surround a protected area in southern coastal Brazil and the relationship between the protected area and local food security. We randomly selected 34 households to perform 24-hour recalls of food intake and administered a questionnaire that addressed food security. Our key findings were: (1) the consumption of biological resources is based on cultivated, raised, and fished food items, which are locally purchased, produced, or caught by households; (2) food vulnerability is related to household income; (3) there is a greater reliance on resources from the protected area among households with livelihoods that depend on the local environment; (4) the restriction of access to natural resources and the potential replacement of diverse activities that generate food and income influence the diets of the affected families, which can also affect local food security in the long term

Ingalls, M. and Stedman, R. 2016 Engaging With Human Identity in Social-
Ecological Systems: A Dialectical Approach

Adapting Giddens’s concept of structuration, we draw on recent advances in social-ecological systems scholarship and human structural ecology to propose a new conceptual approach for understanding human identity processes and their relation to social-ecological structure. Resituating the human person within complex social-ecological systems, we suggest some causal pathways through which ecological (in addition to social) elements are active in the emergence of human identity and, conversely, the ways in which identity-based behaviors interact dialectically with social-ecological structure to produce outcomes significant along both social and ecological dimensions. Finally, we explore some implications of this reframing for the interrogation of society-nature dynamics and for empirical research engaging with social-ecological change and resilience.

van Tine, R. (In Press) Reflections, Analysis, and Significance for Human Ecology of Pope Francis’s Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home Human Ecology Review formatted pre-print

Pope Francis’s significant and timely environmental encyclical is reviewed, analyzed, and reflected upon from a human ecology perspective. The analysis includes comparison with various ecological, philosophical, sociological, ethical, theological, and economic schools of thought. His powerful and influential prose and poetry are sampled and savored with respect to their potential impact on solutions for our current grave existential global environmental crisis. His call for an ecological spiritual awakening is interpreted from both religious and secular points of view. Historical relationships between Catholicism and environmental thought are explored. Application to the field of human ecology is considered.

Book Reviews

McKinney, Laura 2016 Capitalism in the Web of Life: Ecology and the Accumulation of Capital by Jason W. Moore

Givens, J. 2016 Review of ‘Environmental Sociology: The Ecology of Late Modernity’ Human Ecology Review by Tom Burns and Beth Schaefer Caniglia [INSERT ACCESS DATE] url:

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