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January 22, 2020 / societyforhumanecology

Society and Natural Resources Book Series News

The International Association for Society and Natural Resources is pleased to announce that Social Ecology Press has been renamed as the Society and Natural Resources Book Series and Press. We are excited about this new opportunity to highlight great books in society and natural resources!  

IASNR has distribution and co-publishing agreements with the University Press of Colorado/Utah State University Press. The editorial board works closely with UPC/USUP to market our existing library and to promote the cultivation of new books in the broad area of society and natural resources. Available books can be seen and purchased by going to the series web page:

Please think about submitting a book proposal!

Society and Natural Resources Book Series

Society and Natural Resources Book Series includes books that examine the complexity of interrelationships among human societies, biophysical and built environments and natural resources.  We are especially interested in works that engage emergent issues and inform transformations between society and natural resources toward greater social and environmental justice, health and sustainability/resilience. The series does not privilege any particular research method, theory or discipline; it seeks submissions that build from any (or combinations) of the environmental/natural resource social sciences. Works that contribute to our understandings and actions on how global processes intersect with localities, in the South, North or through comparative case studies are encouraged.  We are particularly interested in publishing new books on the following topics:

  • climate justice
  • environmental policy and governance
  • natural resource utilization, management and decision-making
  • social and cultural change as it relates to environmental change
  • sustainability/resilience transitions
  • social-ecological systems dynamics
  • practice-informed resource management
  • institutional innovations
  • political economy/ecology perspectives on natural resource change and conflict

For further information or to inquire about submission of a book proposal, please contact:

Rachael Levay, Acquisitions Editor

University Press of Colorado & Utah State University Press


Telephone:  direct (720) 406-8849, ext. 807
toll-free (855) 777-6113, ext. 807

January 10, 2020 / societyforhumanecology

Faculty Position — Cornell University, College of Human Ecology

The Department of Design and Environmental Analysis (D+EA) at Cornell University is a multi-disciplinary department composed of designers, environmental psychologists, and human factors researchers deeply committed to enhancing quality of life through human-centered design and research. D+EA addresses problems and opportunities from a systems perspective – people, products, processes and places – to create innovative, strategic, sustainable, and healthy settings. D+EA is dedicated to maintaining a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration, communication, and respect. For more information about D+EA, see

D+EA seeks to hire a Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor (start date of July 1, 2020).

The position is 50% research / 50% teaching. D+EA values excellence in teaching. We seek applicants who will contribute to both undergraduate and graduate teaching. We are particularly interested in people who can teach undergraduate design studio, programming, sustainability, environmental psychology, and human factors / ergonomics.

Applicants’ areas of design and behavior research expertise might include:

Vulnerable Populations – examining design and its impact on particular under served groups such as children, older adults, culturally and economically diverse individuals, and those with varying abilities.
Living, Learning and Working Environments – examining the design and impact of educational, workplace, and residential settings.
Tenure-Track Position (apply:

New tenure-track Assistant / Associate professors are expected to develop an externally-funded research program of international distinction. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses based on department needs, advising our B.S., M.A., M.S., and Ph.D. students, and providing service to the department and university community. Preference is given to applicants with a completed Ph.D. Preference is given to applicants who have degrees in design (particularly interior design) as well as the social sciences.

To Apply: Applications will be reviewed as they are received. We are seeking evidence of excellence and innovation in design with a human-centered orientation. Please submit online (using the link above): a cover letter, CV, at least 3 confidential letters of recommendation (uploaded by their authors), selected publications, a portfolio of professional/creative work and design research, evidence of teaching excellence, and a statement of your contribution to diversity. For further information, see: If the portfolio and teaching examples are posted on the internet, please include a link (URL) to it in your cover letter and CV; otherwise, these documents can be uploaded to the online site (but combined application uploads must be less than 8 MB).
For more information, please contact Gretchen Strong,

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university’s mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. Located in Ithaca, New York in the Finger Lakes Region, the Cornell campus is a short walk to a vibrant downtown surrounded by 150 waterfalls and several state parks. Cornell’s far-flung global presence includes the medical college’s campuses in Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new CornellNYC Tech campus soon to open on Roosevelt Island, New York City. Diversity and inclusion are a part of the heritage of Cornell University, founded on the mandate, “any person, any study.” Cornell University is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Three or More Selected Publications
Statement of contribution to diversity
Evidence of Teaching excellence
Portfolio of professional/creative work and design research
Three or More Reference Letters (to be submitted online by the reference writers at this site help popup)
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:

Design & Environmental Analysis
1411 MVR Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4203

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.

August 16, 2019 / societyforhumanecology

Human Ecology Review 25:1 out now

Human Ecology Review volume 25:1 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

In this issue

Book Reviews

May 21, 2019 / societyforhumanecology

ESA Student Travel Awards

Applied Ecology Section provides support for Student Travel to ESA meetings, especially those working in applied studies. Historically, they have also collaborated with the Human Ecology Section to give some of the awards to members of that section.

In the past, they have been giving 5-10 awards of around $500 each. Closes June 1.