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June 25, 2020 / societyforhumanecology

Funding for student registrations to ESA 2020

If you are a student and have had any kind of presentation accepted for the ESA 2020 virtual conference and it relates broadly to Applied or Human Ecology you are invited to apply to have your registration covered for you.The process is very simple, but you only have until July 1 to complete. The form is online at

April 4, 2020 / societyforhumanecology

SHE XXIV Conference Postponed

The Society’s Executive Committee regrets to inform our members and friends that the SHE-XXIV International Conference (Brazil 2020) is postponed – due to the corona virus pandemic.  Because of the high level of uncertainty surrounding the current situation, we are unable – at this time — to recommend an alternative, future date.  

The Society’s office, for similar reasons, is likewise closed until further notice.  

For anyone who has already purchased conference air travel, it is our understanding that they should contact their airline for future travel vouchers, rebooking and/or reimbursement.  

December 19, 2019 / societyforhumanecology

Human Ecology Review 25:2 out now

Human Ecology Review volume 25:2 is out now. Reflecting the society’s commitment to open access to knowledge and learning resources HER is published under creative commons license and is freely available online at

Please consider becoming a member of the Society for Human Ecology as membership fees are what make publishing HER possible

In this issue

Special Section: Where Are the Wild Things?

Research and Theory in Human Ecology

Book Review

November 25, 2019 / societyforhumanecology

2020 SHE Membership Open Now

Dear Members and Friends:

We wish to thank you if you have already paid your 2020 SHE membership. If you haven’t, this is a reminder that 2020 membership fees for the Society for Human Ecology are now due. Membership is just US $70 regular and $35 for students and individuals from developing nations. Membership renewal may be completed in two ways:

1.     Online by clicking this link: 

2.     Mail or fax by printing the attached .pdf membership form

Plans are well underway for SHE’s XXIVth International Conference — “Social Dynamics and Global Challenges: The Role of Human Ecology in the 21st Century” — organized by the Brazilian Society for Human Ecology (SABEH) in cooperation with Universidade Federal do Vale do São Francisco (UNIVASF) and Universidade do Estado da Bahia (UNEB), in Juazeiro, Bahia and Petrolina, Pernambuco, Brazil — July 19th to 22nd 2020.  You should have received the Call for Participation and Abstracts, or can find it at    Please forward it to interested colleagues. You can also follow us on Twitter @humanecology and on Facebook. We hope to see you there!

Our society’s journal, Human Ecology Review (HER) continues to perform strongly in its online format (see Total year to date downloads of 26,634 have already exceeded the total for 2018 (26,072) with volume 25 issue 2 not yet released. Our cumulative total (from 2014) is 78,004. Back issues continue to attract readership with HER 24:2 (2018) downloaded 4,866 times in 2019 and even HER 20:2 (2014) has had 1,390 downloads so far this year. As you may be aware HER is free open access under a creative commons license and charges no author pages. This is in keeping with our commitment to democratic knowledge access and sharing. We can only do this through the support of your membership fees. Do, please, renew your membership and help us keep making research and scholarship in Human Ecology open to readers and contributors across the world, irrespective of their circumstances. Do also please consider HER for your own publications and volunteer reviewers are always welcome. Further information, including instructions for authors can be found on the society webpage at

As we continue to broaden our horizons, we believe that SHE is especially well positioned to play a key role in stimulating and deepening fruitful collaborations among colleagues all over the world. 

Attached below you will find the HER library recommendation form. We would appreciate you forwarding it to your institutional librarian for adoption. Thank you for your consideration.

Membership Form 2020

Library form


September 19, 2019 / societyforhumanecology

ESA Human Dimensions Workshop Report

The Human Ecology Section of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) ran a workshop funded by an ESA Long Range Section Development Grant. The workshop was titled ESA Human Dimensions, and was a gathering of a number of ESA sections with shared interests in and around the human dimensions of ecological change. It was held on the University of Louisville campus on 10 August 2019. A copy of the report and some proposed future directions for the initiative are posted on the HE@ESA section on this website, which is where SHE hosts ESA Human Ecology Section information.

You can access the report here.