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September 27, 2017 / societyforhumanecology

SHE XXIII – Save the Date

ImageDear colleagues and friends,

We are pleased to announce XXIII International Conference of the Society for Human Ecology that will take place in Lisbon, from 7-10 July 2018.

It will be organized by the Human Ecology group of the NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa.

Please circulate this flyer widely.

Please mark your calendars to:

  • Take part in a diverse international and interdisciplinary gathering.
  • Contribute to a wide range of formal and informal exchanges in a relaxed atmosphere.
  • Enjoy the spectacular city of Lisbon.


The 1st call for participation and information on submitting of Symposia Proposals, Contributed Papers and Workshops will be forthcoming soon.

In the meantime, anyone with preliminary program suggestions, or contact information for interested colleagues or institutions is invited to reply to


We look forward to welcoming you next year.

All the best,

Iva Pires

(Program Chair: SHE-XXIII)

September 27, 2017 / societyforhumanecology

HER 23.1 Out Now

Human Ecology Review volume 23.1 is now out. This free open-access journal can be downloaded from

The contents of this volume are;

Research and Theory in Human Ecology

Book Reviews

September 27, 2017 / societyforhumanecology

Designing Research Impact in Rural Development: SHEXXII Side Event

This workshop will provide rural development researchers, research funders, and aid managers an insight from a systems based framework for the design and assessment of knowledge, network and policy impacts from research investments.

There is growing need to capture the impacts of research on knowledge, policy, and stakeholder networks. Capturing this can help inform better design of investments that can lead to wider impacts on developing sustainable food systems. These tools are useful for demonstrating value of investments to funders, and assessing benefit of investments to final users.

The research impact tool presented in this workshop is based on an integrative framework that forms part of the Australian Centre’s for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) impact assessment tools. The framework presented and workshopped during this session will be relevant to participants interested in identifying baseline knowledge systems and networks at the design stage of projects, and to participants interested in using a novel framework for capturing impact of research and development investments.

The workshop is a pre-conference activity for the International Society for Human Ecology conference being held at the University of the Philippines, Los Baños.

There is a charge to participate, which is collected by the workshop organizer. Places are limited. See this link for further information and registration.

September 14, 2017 / societyforhumanecology

SHEXXII Side Event Workshop: Food Security and Biodiversity in Ifugao

This workshop is organized by Leuphana University (Germany) as a side event to the SHEXXII conference and is not part of the official program. However, the organizers are offering to pay SHEXXII registration fees for participants. If interested, contact the organizers directly via the email links below.

Invitation to a conference workshop on

System properties benefiting food security and biodiversity in the Ifugao landscape

27 November 2017, UPLB, Los Baños, Laguna

Current high-profile methods to study the nexus of food security and biodiversity fail to adequately acknowledge the complex nature of social-ecological systems. Social and ecological outcomes are interdependent and cannot be analyzed in isolation of one another. We are therefore conducting a global research on these complex interdependencies.

In line with this, we are looking for experts to participate in a one-day workshop on system properties driving food security and biodiversity in the Ifugao landscape. This will be conducted by Leuphana University (Germany) in partnership with members of the Society for Human Ecology. The goal of this workshop is to identify and characterize the properties of agricultural social-ecological systems that benefit both food security and biodiversity conservation. It will focus on the Ifugao social-ecological system, therefore participants will need to have theoretical or practical understanding of the Ifugao landscape. The process will be facilitated by Dr Neil French Collier and Ms Aisa Manlosa from Leuphana University (Germany).

This workshop is being organized as a side event to the 22nd International Conference of the Society for Human Ecology (see for conference details). Participants to the workshop who are also interested to attend the conference will have the benefit of having their conference registration fee paid for by Leuphana University.

For more information about the project, please check our website: You can also explore the work of group at Ideas4Sustainability:

For expression of intent to participate, please contact by email either Neil Collier ( or or Aisa Manlosa ( or on or before 15 October 2017.

We hope that you can attend the workshop to share your expertise on the Ifugao landscape and contribute to a global analysis of the trade-offs and synergies involved in harmonizing food security and biodiversity conservation. We look forward to your participation and collaboration.

Workshop programme

8:45 – Arrival and registration

9:00 – Start: Introductions and description of workshop goals and outcomes

9:30 – Food security and biodiversity conservation in The Philippines

10:30 – The landscape

11:00 – Identify: Identifying landscape elements

12:00 – Lunch

12:45 – Connect: Making connections between the landscape elements. Identify the interacting factors

14:00 – Reflect: How does it all fit together? What is the dominant narrative? What story does it tell?

17:00 – Workshop ends, ongoing collaboration.

September 13, 2017 / societyforhumanecology

SHEXXII Initial list of organized sessions.

The call for abstracts is still open until the end of the week, but this list of organized sessions and workshops has been released showing titles accepted to date. Organized sessions are typically four speakers and last for two hours. There is still time to take in more. Individual paper abstracts are welcome as well, but do not delay, as the program is filling fast. The call closes on the 15 September.

See for abstract submission instructions.

Keynote speakers:

His Excellency Vongthep Arthakaivalvatee , ASEAN Deputy Secretary General for Socio-Cultural Affairs,  Megatrends in the ASEAN region towards ONE VISION ONE COMMUNITY in a Global Context. 

Regina Paz L. Lopez, Chairperson of the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission, Communities in Transition: Implications on Rural Resilience, Biodiversity and Ecotourism.

Anthony Capon, Professor of Planetary Health at the University of Sydney, Health, Aging, and Demographic Change

Stacy Jupiter, Melanesia Program director for the Wildlife Conservation Society, Sustainable Food and Water Systems

Ranell Martin M. Dedicatoria, Regional Program Manager of ICLEI Southeast Asia, Sustainable Cities and Landscapes.

Organized Sessions and Workshops Accepted by 7 September.

A Half Century of Human Ecology Education:  The Founding, Growth and Influence of College of the Atlantic

Food Systems and Water management for Rural Development

Human Ecology in Practice: Applying systems thinking and human ecological thinking after graduation

Human Ecology in Latin America and the Latin American Human Ecology Network

Future Directions of Human Ecology

Longevity Challenges in Asia

Environment and Health in Asian context

Advisory Services for Communities in Transition

Pathways to the Promotion of Human Ecology Program in the Southeast Asian Region

Sustainable Agriculture

Open and Distance Learning & Phd in Sustainability Studies program

Best Industry Practices in Pollution Control and Management

Interdisciplinary Food, Nutrition Security and Food Safety

Contemporary Research in Nutrition

Social Technology Tools and Techniques

Social Impact Assessment

Impact Evaluation of 4P Conditional Cash Transfer Program of the Philippines

Disaster Risk and Local Climate Change planning

Best Practices in Labor Dispute Management

Best Practices in Community Development Initiatives

Country experiences in Remediation (Phils, Indonesia, India, and GEF Project)

Bread and Peace @Climate Change

Future Directions of Human Ecology

Global Alliance for Health and Pollution

Advisory Services for Communities in Transition

Academic Foundations in the Philippines: strategies in occupying hybrid, transdisciplinary spaces in knowledge for development

Community empowerment for Science and Technology

Best Industry Practices in Pollution Control and Management

Plus many individual paper abstracts across the themes of:

  • Health, Aging, and Demographic Change
  • Sustainable Cities and Landscapes
  • Food and Water Systems
  • Communities in Transition: Implications for rural resilience, biodiversity, and tourism
September 6, 2017 / societyforhumanecology

SHEXXII International Travel Grants

The Society for Human Ecology (SHE) is pleased to make two international travel grants of $US1,000 each available to student and early career academics delegates attending SHEXXII in the Philippines, Nov 28 – Dec 1, 2017. The conference theme is Envisioning Pathways to Just and Sustainable Futures: Celebrating diversity, pursuing integration, and developing livable communities.

To be eligible you must be a current paid up member of SHE. Student and developing nation membership is $30 and professional membership is $60. You can join or rejoin SHE via this link.

Awards will be granted on the merits of your abstract and its contribution to the conference theme and sub-themes. Consideration will also be given to any prior contribution that you have made to SHE. This would include manuscript or book reviews for Human Ecology Review journal, SHE conference best poster or presentation awardees, current or past SHE office holder or other recognition from SHE, and duration of SHE membership and past conference attendance. Please bring any such items to our attention on your application.

You should submit your abstract to the conference organizers at  by the submission cut off date of 15 September. To apply for this grant, send a copy of your submitted abstract to also by 15 September. You will then have until October 2nd to register at the early bird registration rate.

This award is targeted primarily at longer haul international travelers. You should be aware that return flights from the USA can be had for under $600, conference registration is from $130 and accommodation from $20 a night, so the $1,000 budget should largely cover costs. Applications from within the region, eg ASEAN nation states, are welcome but if successful the award may be split due to the relatively cheap cost of local regional flights. Your attention is drawn to the previously announced regional travel awards on offer.

Whether successful or not in securing one of these grants, we hope that you will join us in the Philippines!

August 28, 2017 / societyforhumanecology

SHEXXII Call for Papers Closing Soon

The Society for Human Ecology’s 21st international conference (SHEXXII) is themed Envisioning Pathways to Just and Sustainable Futures: Celebrating diversity, pursuing integration, and developing livable communities. There are four focus sub-themes in Health, Ageing, and Demographic Change, Sustainable Cities and Landscapes, Food and Water Systems, and Communities in Transition: Implications for rural resilience, biodiversity, and tourism. There are over 30 organized symposia and workshop sessions from all around the world now confirmed, plus dozens of individual papers. Keynote speakers include ASEAN Deputy Secretary General for Socio-Cultural Affairs with his opening address on Mega Trends in South East Asia. There is still time, and space, for you to join what is building to be a really great Human Ecology Conference, but the call for papers closes on 15 September, so get your abstracts in. Hope to see you as the College of Human Ecology at University of the Philippines Los Banos hosts Society for Human Ecology’s 21st international conference 28th November to 1st December.

Details, including submission of abstracts and travel grant opportunities, at