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January 17, 2019 / societyforhumanecology

Human Ecology Review 24:2 out now

Human Ecology Review 24:2 out now – free open access! This special issue is an interdisciplinary collection of papers on the ecology of the indoor environment – an important and under-studied part of our biosphere and everyday lives.

Published by ANU Press at …

December 21, 2018 / societyforhumanecology

Human Ecology Section Awarded ESA Section Development Grant

We are very pleased to have been awarded a Section Development Grant for 2019. Titled The Human Dimensions Collaborative the grant is for a workshop held in Indiana on Saturday 10th August (ie the day before ESA XXIV commences). The workshop is designed to bring together several ESA sections that are oriented around human dimensions of environmental problems and the unjust distribution of their burdens. There is a unique opportunity for these sections to collaborate to share their respective areas of expertise and help ESA as we share the pursuit of a range of our association’s strategic goals. These include ESA’s mission goals of ‘promoting ecological science by improving communication among members’ and ensuring the ‘appropriate use of ecological science in environmental decision making by enhancing communication between the ecological community and policy makers’

Details to be developed, but if you have not already done so, you may wish to renew your ESA membership, nominating the Human Ecology Section as your ‘free’ section. Also, see the ‘free section membership’ information below.

December 19, 2018 / societyforhumanecology

ESA Offering Graduate Student Policy Awards

Are you a science graduate student interested in the intersection between policy and science? The Ecological Society of America (ESA) invites applications for its Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA).  ESA will give the policy award to ten students for 2019. Offered each year, this award gives graduate students hands-on science policy experience including interacting with congressional decision-makers, federal agency officials, and others engaged in science and public policy. The 2019 policy event is March 25-27, 2019.

For more information, see

October 3, 2018 / societyforhumanecology

Jahi Chappell at ANU

Dr. M. Jahi Chappell Open forum lecture at the Australian National University
Beginning to End Hunger: Food and the Environment in Belo Horizonte, Brazil,and Beyond – Society for Human Ecology winner of the Gerald Young Book Award
Tuesday 16 October, 2018, 11am – 12noon – all welcome

Beginning to End Hunger presents the story of Belo Horizonte, home to 2.5 million people and the site of one of the world’s most successful food security programs.

Since its Municipal Secretariat of Food and Nutritional Security was founded in 1993 Belo Horizonte has sharply reduced malnutrition, leading it to serve as an inspiration for Brazil’s renowned Zero Hunger programs. The secretariat’s work with local family farmers shows how food security, rural livelihoods, and healthy ecosystems can be supported together. In this convincing case study, M. Jahi Chappell establishes the importance of holistic approaches to food security, suggests how to design successful policies to end hunger, and lays out strategies for enacting policy change. With these tools, we can take the next steps toward achieving similar reductions in hunger and food insecurity elsewhere in the developed and developing worlds.

September 25, 2018 / societyforhumanecology

SHE Presidential Welcome

image1.pngWelcome! My name is Iva Pires and I am the new President of the Society for Human Ecology. I’m very pleased to address you all a few words.

First of all, let me introduce myself. I’m a professor and a researcher at NOVA de Lisboa, a Portuguese public university (host of SHE’s XXIIIrd International Conference) — where I coordinate the Master and PhD programs in Human Ecology, offered since 1992 and 2010 respectively.

SHE has been a major driving force in the interdisciplinary field of human ecology, with important accomplishments and successes. We remain committed to following the example of previous Presidents and of what they have achieved.

But we need to move forward. For example, we intend to design a more informative and enjoyable new website, and we are already preparing for the SHE-XXIV conference in 2020. The wonderful mix of so many nationalities, backgrounds and expertise provides a rich base for meaningful dialogue and a wonderful opportunity for networking and presenting your work.

We also invite you to visit the Human Ecology Review, SHE’s official free-access journal that publishes peer-reviewed interdisciplinary research on all aspects of human–environment interactions, to explore it and to submit your work.   

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.

Please let us know about your suggestions for SHE´s improvement and your expectations for its future. We look forward to sharing innovative ideas and projects — and welcome you all in this renewed journey. Come join us!