human and environmental change lab

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.

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