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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.

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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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July 27, 2016 / societyforhumanecology

Human Ecology Review Vol 22 2 Out Now!

HER logoHuman Ecology Review Vol 22 2

Out now – online and open access



  • Upending Climate Violence Research: Fossil Fuel Corporations and the Structural Violence of Climate Change, Eric Bonds
  • 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

Note: You will only receive a hard copy of this issue if you are a paid up member and selected the hard copy option on your membership form via

July 21, 2016 / societyforhumanecology

SHEXXII Save the Date

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

27 November to 1 December, 2017

Please circulate this flyer widely!

Mark your calendars to:

  • Take part in a diverse international and interdisciplinary gathering in South East Asia.
  • Contribute to a wide range of formal and informal exchanges in a relaxed atmosphere.
  • Enjoy the beautiful Filipino weather, biodiversity, and hospitality.

Anyone with preliminary program suggestions for organized symposia, individual papers or workshop session or contact information for other interested colleagues or institutions, is invited to contact

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July 19, 2016 / societyforhumanecology

Aaron McCright HER Pre-Print

McCright, A. M., (2016) Anti-Reflexivity and Climate Change Skepticism in the US General Public Human Ecology Review in press [INSERT ACCESS DATE] url:

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 –