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December 7, 2016 / societyforhumanecology

Engaging With Human Identity in Social-Ecological Systems. HER Pre-Print

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

The Society for Human Ecology has introduced a new feature for its journal,Human Ecology Review. As of volume 22 (2) articles to appear in forthcoming issues will be published online via the society’s website as formatted and copyedited preprints. These preprints will be able to be cited by referencing the stable url handle appearing on the link. When ANU press compile and publish the issue in which the final version appears the preprint version the link will redirect to Human Ecology Review at ANU press –

December 1, 2016 / societyforhumanecology

Stephen Boyden – Nosso Lugar na natureza: no passado, no presente e no futuro

The Society for Human Ecology has published a Portuguese version of Stephen Boyden’s Our Place in Nature: past, present, and future. It is freely available from ANU Open Research Repository under a Creative Commons License. Feel free to use and reproduce in boyden-cover-smallyour teaching and learning without seeking permission. Thanks to Johannes Hooij for the primary translation, with input from Alpina Begossi and Alfredo Fantini, as well as Rob Dyball and John Schooneveldt for making this happen, and of course to Stephen Boyden for permission.

Como humanos, seres vivos, somos produtos da Natureza, vivendo em total dependência dos processos vitais dentro e fora de nós. Os processos vitais formam a base, permeiam e possibilitam tudo o que acontece em nossa sociedade. Por isso devemos mantê-los sãos, esta é para nós uma prioridade absoluta.

You can access copies here.


November 11, 2016 / societyforhumanecology

Human Ecology International Conference – Universiti Putra Malaysia



Human Ecology International Conference (HEIC 2017)
18th – 20th April 2017 | Kuala Lumpur
Theme: “Towards a Safer World: Addressing the Dynamics of Human Ecological Challenges”

Human Ecology International Conference (HEIC 2017) is the best platform for researchers in the human ecology field, relevant international or local institutions, to share their knowledge and experience that will benefit the community and also to promote academic innovations, institutions excellence, political & economic stability, community development, social harmony, music and cultural heritage in forming the resolution to be the essence for the balance of the human ecosystem.

The conference will be involving representatives from around the world, cross-discipline in civilization, religion and values, resource management, family economics, community development, child development, youth and adults, and behaviors from the interrelationships between history, culture and experience to address the challenges faced by families, communities and countries in a dynamic environment.


For more information on keynote speakers, conference highlights, and registration click here

September 23, 2016 / societyforhumanecology

Commonwealth Human Ecology Council Special Issue on Waste

The Commonwealth Human Ecology Council (CHEC) is a commonwealth civil society organization and UK registered charity that promotes, disseminates, and applies the principles of Human Ecology in the Commonwealth and beyond.

CHEC has issued a special edition journal on waste, highlighting the diversity of waste issues and offering alternative ideas for management. To view the journal in its entirety, click on the link below.

Photo courtesy of dreamstime.

Photo courtesy of dreamstime.


CHEC Special Issue – Waste

September 16, 2016 / societyforhumanecology

OSU tenure: sustainability of social-ecological systems

Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured position at the assistant, associate or professor level, commencing autumn semester 2017. We are looking for a scholar whose research and teaching focus on how culture and institutions shape the resilience and sustainability of social-ecological systems. We are particularly interested in scholars who combine evolutionary theory with the tools of game-theoretic, mathematical, and/or agent based modeling to provide an ultimate explanation for the emergence and continued change in behaviors, social norms, cultures, and institutions that may facilitate or hinder efforts to move towards a more sustainable society. The ideal candidate would have a record of leading successful interdisciplinary research projects and will initiate new transformative research projects with colleagues across campus on issues of sustainable and resilient social-ecological systems.

September 15, 2016 / societyforhumanecology

UC Davis Professor of Social-ecological Systems

The University of California at Davis is pleased to announce the recruitment for a tenure-track or tenured, academic year (9-month) faculty position in Social-ecological Systems. The successful candidate will join the Department of Environmental Science and Policy in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Criteria for appointment include: a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a field of quantitative social science, network science, systems analysis, or other discipline with rigorous quantitative training and knowledge of environmental policy and governance; a record of excellence in scholarly research, and demonstrable potential to establish a competitively-funded research program. Post-doctoral experience is preferred. The appointee will be responsible for teaching an average of 2.5 classes a year, including a general environmental science/policy course (e.g. ESP1 or 10), a graduate methods course that complements the network science and complex systems group, and a new undergraduate course on sustainability and social-ecological systems. Capacity to teach courses in environmental impact analysis (ESP179) or environmental law (ESP161) is also desirable. The appointee is also expected to be actively involved in undergraduate and graduate advising, curricular development and department and university service, and to participate in outreach/engagement with policy stakeholders. The candidate will be part of a cluster hire in a new Network Science and Complex Systems group with membership that spans U.C. Davis and provides opportunities for cutting-edge, integrative science.

September 2, 2016 / societyforhumanecology

van Tine, R. Significance for Human Ecology of Pope Francis’s Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’ HER pre-print

van Tine, R. (2016) Reflections, Analysis, and Significance for Human Ecology of Pope Francis’s Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home Human Ecology Review in press. 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.

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