HECLab promotes interdisciplinary research that is engaged, both intellectually and in practice, with environmental change as it relates to humans and society. It supports work that focuses on long-term human and ecological well-being in light of changing social and environmental conditions. Our research encompasses actor and system-based perspectives and institutional and governance analyses to help elucidate relationships of people and their environments – both urban and rural. Problem-based research requires a diverse set of methods and scales of analysis. The lab promotes methods that include ethnographic inquiries, agent-based modeling, remote sensing applications, and the development of dynamic geospatial datasets. Scales of inquiry range between households through local and global landscapes.