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 Human ecology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Human ecology is an academic discipline that deals with the relationship between humans and their (natural) environment.
Humans are no longer seen as an exceptional species that uses culture to adapt to new environments and environmental change, influenced more by social than by biological variables, but rather as one species out of many that interacts with a bounded natural environment.
Human Ecology is an interdisciplinary applied field that uses a holistic approach to help people solve problems and enhance human potential within their near environments - their clothing, family, home, and community.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Human_ecology   (714 words)

 Conservation Ecology: Remarkable properties of human ecosystems
The gap between biological ecology and human ecology is mainly the result of past failures to include relevant information and sociocultural systems in biological ecosystem models concerned with energetics and material cycles.
Developing an information ecology, i.e., a subfield of a human ecology that integrates matter, energy, and information, is critical for understanding the remarkable properties of human ecosystems at various levels of social organization, because these properties are fundamentally informational in nature (Stepp 1999).
Human cognition is a process by which objects and actions take on meanings that do not exist solely in the central nervous system or solely in the objects or actions themselves (Gumperz and Levinson 1991, Hutchins 1995).
www.ecologyandsociety.org /vol7/iss3/art11/main.html   (5191 words)

 New York State College of Human Ecology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The College of Human Ecology (HumEc) is a statutory college at Cornell University.
The college is a unique compilation of studies on consumer economics, nutrition, health economics, public policy, human development and textiles, each part of the discipline of human ecology.
Students at the College of Human Ecology delve into biology and chemistry, economics, psychology, and sociology, applying their expertise in fields such as health, design, nutrition, public policy, and marketing.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/New_York_State_College_of_Human_Ecology   (805 words)

 Human Behavioral Ecology
Human behavioral ecology (HBE) applies the principles of evolutionary theory and optimization to the study of human behavioral and cultural diversity.
Behavioral ecology overlaps with evolutionary psychology, human or cultural ecology, and decision theory.
One aim of modern human behavioural ecology is to determine how ecological and social factors influence and shape behavioral flexibility within and between populations.
www.anth.ucsb.edu /projects/hbe   (101 words)

 Social Biology: Human Ecology, Crime, and Crime Control: Linking Individual Behavior and Aggregate Crime   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The principles of evolutionary ecology then are used to discuss counterstrategies to crime, and the prospects for protection/avoidance, deterrent, and nurturant strategies in light of evidence on chronic offending.
The untimely disconnection of human ecology from biology led many to see it as a sub-field in the increasingly balkanized social sciences and it drifted farther from its biological roots while the natural sciences continued their centuries-old pursuit of interdisciplinary consilience.
He contends that a preoccupation with social-political-economic environment (instead of the bio-physical environment) "sets human ecology apart from bioecology" (implying that setting it apart is favorable) and suggests that the tendency to apply principles from human ecology to a wide variety of human affairs is "imperialistic," recommending ways to restrict such tendencies (pp.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3998/is_200304/ai_n9188061   (1336 words)

 Human Ecology
General ecology contains a set of concepts and principles derived from evolutionary theory that are used to explain the adaptation and evolution of animal and plant populations and communities in response to the varying conditions of resource availability presented by diverse, dynamic and changing environments.
Human ecology examines the way in which human population-resource relationships affect the adaptation of human populations to desert, arctic, forested and other types of ecosystems.
Human ecology also examines contemporary ecological concerns that result from population growth and industrial development in the light of the larger body of human ecological research.
www.drabruzzi.com /human_ecology.htm   (1592 words)

 Human Behavioral Ecology
When applied to the analysis of behavior, evolutionary ecology is conventionally termed "behavioral ecology." Behavioral analyses have been an integral element of evolutionary ecology from the beginning, treating topics such as foraging strategies, mating systems, and spatial organization and competition.
Human behavioral ecology applies evolutionary ecology models and concepts to the study of human behavioral diversity.
The aim of modern human behavioural ecology is to determine how ecological and social factors affect behavioral variability within and between populations.
faculty-staff.ou.edu /A/Kermyt.G.Anderson-1/HBE/HBE.html   (352 words)

 U.S. Global Change Research Information Office
Human biological and psychological factors come into play on a personal level, but ecological and global systems are also involved, as are economics and access to health care, which determine the social vulnerabilities to disease.
The consequences for agricultural pests and crop yields, for the health of livestock and fisheries, and for human illness may be significant; and the costs of epidemics can cascade through economies and ripple through societies.
Several other factors played compounding roles: Human populations had migrated from East to West; the Medieval Warm Period of the 12th and 13th centuries may have contributed to the proliferation of rats and fleas that carried the so-called bubonic plague; and cats had been killed in the belief that they were witches.
www.gcrio.org /CONSEQUENCES/vol3no2/climhealth.html   (10845 words)

 Human Ecology Newsletter 2003-2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
However, human ecologists study families with a scientific objectivity: how they are structured, what they wear, how they feed themselves and how they manage to keep sane, healthy and financially stable in a world that is in constant flux.
Some might go so far as to argue that the sub-areas of human ecologyhuman development and family relationships, nutrition and food science and textiles and apparel – are so often outsourced that these areas are no longer crucial aspects of family functioning.
Human ecology is more relevant today than when it was founded and for exactly the same reasons.
www.utexas.edu /depts/he/newsletter/newsletterpage2.htm   (825 words)

 Encyclopedia Smithsonian: Human Evolution
Human thought, mood, and action are explored on many levels based on insights from the social sciences and the humanities.
Humanity’s Descent: The Consequences of an Ecological Instability.
A chronological collection of classic writings "dealing with the initial discoveries and descriptions of human fossils, the ideas concerning human antiquity and place of origin, and the philosophical speculations about man's place in nature." Each section is prefaced with an essay that clarifies the major concepts involved.
www.si.edu /resource/faq/nmnh/evolve.htm   (1912 words)

Human behavioral ecology applies evolutionary ecology models and concepts to the study of human behavioral diversity (Winterhalder and Smith 2000:51).
Human behavioral ecology may be defined as the study of the evolutionary ecology of human behavior.
Human behavioral ecology applies the theoretical perspective of animal behavioral ecology to human populations, examining the degree to which behavior is adaptively adjusted to environmental (including social) conditions, emphasizing conditional strategies of the form ‘in situation
home.columbus.rr.com /hbe/hbe.htm   (360 words)

 The Human Behavioral Ecology Bibliography
The Evolutionary ecology of parental investment in urban South India: A class-based analysis of differential investment in sons and daughters.
Heritability and genetic constraints of life-history trait evolution in preindustrial humans.
In The Biodemography of Human Reproduction and Fertility, J. Rodgers and H.P. Kohler, eds., pp.
faculty-staff.ou.edu /A/Kermyt.G.Anderson-1/HBE   (7574 words)

 University of Manitoba: Faculty of Human Ecology - Awards & Scholarships
A number of scholarships and awards are granted to Human Ecology students each year at the end of second term.
HUMAN ECOLOGY PROGRAM MEDALS - One medal is offered to a graduating student in each degree program (Human Ecology Program,, Family Social Sciences and Human Nutritional Sciences) who has achieved the highest G.P.A. for the best 60 credit hours completed in the last two calendar years of the degree program.
Human Ecology students are eligible for certain bursaries offered through the Financial Aid & Awards Office at the University of Manitoba (422 University Centre).
www.umanitoba.ca /faculties/human_ecology/awards.shtml   (1439 words)

 Human Ecology of Memory
"Human ecology" has been defined as "the study of the physical, cultural, economic, social, and aesthetic environment that surrounds human beings from birth to death" (Alison Schneider in the Chronicle of Higher Education, 10/13/200).
As such, the Society (later renamed the Human Ecology Fund, and disbanded in 1965) represented an early effort at promoting cross-disciplinary research uniting psychology, medicine, and the social sciences.
The human ecology of memory studies remembering and forgetting in relation to "the physical, cultural, economic, social, and aesthetic environment that surrounds human beings from birth to death".
socrates.berkeley.edu /~kihlstrm/mnemosyne.htm   (1238 words)

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Human Ecology is a peer reviewed journal of approximately 810 pages per year.
In general, Human Ecology follows the recommendations of Style Manual for Biological Journals, published by the American Institute of Biological Sciences, and it is suggested that contributors refer to this publication.
The Human Ecology of Mayan Cacao Farming in Belize,
maxweber.hunter.cuny.edu /anthro/ecology.html   (2355 words)

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Human Ecology is the study of the complex relationships between human beings and their environments.
With access to UW courses and resources in and beyond the School of Human Ecology, graduate students in human ecology's program options gain the skills and specialized expertise that will be required to be successful scholars and workers in academic, service, government, and business settings worldwide.
Ranked among the top programs of its kind, human development and family studies offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of families and individuals across the lifespan with an emphasis on research and its application to practice, programs, and policy.
www.wisc.edu /grad/catalog/sohe/sohe.html   (2300 words)

 Advanced Topics in Human Ecology
The basic objective of this course is to explore the envelop of subject matter that is or should be included in Human Ecology.
The overarching issues in the course are the degree to which humans are a special case among the huge diversity of non-human species, exactly what sort of special case we are, and what does human ecology imply for the future of the social sciences.
If the fragmentation of the social sciences and their lack of systematic grounding in the general principles of ecology and evolution are real problems, then human ecology should be an engine for generating a compelling research agenda.
www.des.ucdavis.edu /faculty/richerson/ECL210_syllabus.html   (1111 words)

 Island Press - Human Ecology: Following Nature's Lead - Frederick Steiner
Human ecology is an emerging discipline that studies the interrelationships between humans and their environment, drawing on insights from biology, sociology, anthropology, geography, engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, planning, and conservation.
A vast, multidisciplinary literature underscores this approach, and in Human Ecology, Frederick Steiner synthesizes the work of diverse, sometimes divergent, scholars to illustrate how human interactions can be understood as ecological relationships, using hierarchy as an organizing device.
Human Ecology brings together for the first time scholarship from the social and natural sciences as well as the environmental design arts to offer an overview of the field of human ecology and to show how the field may help us to envision our futures.
www.islandpress.org /books/Detail.html?SKU=1-55963-995-4   (516 words)

 CHE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Human ecology is an interdisciplinary field that explores the individual, collective and transpersonal aspects of the human condition.
It draws on the scientifically-informed and fundamental assumption that living in right and sustainable relationship within the ecologies of the Earth's threatened biosphere is a necessary condition of global survival and of human flourishing.
A good honours degree in a discipline related to human ecology, or professional experience demonstrating capacity to study at Masters level; work, voluntary or other life experience related to human ecology; and supportive academic and professional references.
www.strath.ac.uk /Departments/gs/courses/postgrad/MSC_HE.htm   (593 words)

 Cornell News: Human Ecology centennial exhibits
One exhibit, which focuses on fashions of the 20th century and their interactions with art, is paired with a show of contemporary works of art in which clothing and dress are the subject matter; both are in the university's Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art.
The third exhibition is "Little Threads: Children's Costume in the Cornell Costume and Textile Collection." This exhibition, which is located at the east end of the third floor of MVR Hall, traces the relationship of children's dress to our culture's expectations for children's lives, from infancy through the various passages and activities of childhood.
A fourth exhibit, of photography, is "American Dresses 1780-1900: Identification and Significance of 148 Extant Dresses." The photographs are on display in 114 MVR Hall at the east end of the old wing of the building.
www.news.cornell.edu /releases/March01/HEtextile.exhib.ssl.html   (561 words)

 Centre for Human Ecology - Home
Centre for Human Ecology is a Scotland-based organisation carrying out action, research and education for personal development, ecological sustainability and social justice.
Applications for the MSc in Human Ecology are at an all time high.
Grasian Mkodzongi who graduated from CHE in 2005 with an MSc in Human Ecology has returned to his homeland of Zimbabwe and has e-mailed to let us know about his new role there.
www.che.ac.uk   (140 words)

 Human Ecology Review
Human Ecology Review (ISSN 1074-4827) is a refereed journal published twice a year by the Society for Human Ecology.
The Journal publishes peer-reviewed research and theory on the interaction between humans and the environment and other links between culture and nature (Research in Human Ecology), essays and applications relevant to human ecology (Human Ecology Forum), book reviews (Contemporary Human Ecology), and relevant commentary, announcements, and awards (Human Ecology Bulletin).
Human Ecology Review is indexed or abstracted in Elsevier Biobase/Current Awareness in Biological Sciences, Environment Abstracts, Environmental Knowledgebase, Environmental Periodicals Bibliography (EPB), Linguistic and Language Behavior Abstracts, Social Planning and Policy Abstracts, and Sociological Abstracts.
www.humanecologyreview.org   (164 words)

 Human Reproductive Ecology Homepage
Human Reproductive Ecology BIO A 568 (Spring 2004)
The major features of the human reproductive process will be considered using a combination of demographic, physiological and evolutionary approaches.
Emphasis will be placed on accounting for the range of variation in natural fertility in the human species as a whole, and on assessing the roles of physiological, behavioral, and environmental factors in regulating reproductive output.
faculty.washington.edu /djholman/bioa568   (644 words)

 UTC Department of Human Ecology: Academic Programs
The Child and Family Studies concentration in Human Ecology focuses on the development of individuals, children, and a diverse group of family structures.
The UTC Children's Center is a laboratory facility for students in the child and family studies concentration of Human Ecology.
The Department of Human Ecology (HECO) does require a 2.0 GPA in HECO courses to remain a major however, this is well below the needed GPA (3.0) to apply for and secure a post-baccalaureate supervised practice experience.
www.utc.edu /~hecodept/academic.html   (1048 words)

 LESSON PLANET - Many 'Human Ecology' related lesson plans reviewed by teachers.
Human Rights - Students analyze United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and understand of human rights, a sense of respect for themselves and others, and encourage them to actively defend and promote human rights both in their communities and globally.
Human Rights - Students examine and analyze United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights to gain an understanding of human rights and a sense of respect for themselves and others.
Theme: Rain Forests and Planet Ecology - Students expand their knowledge of rain forests and planet ecology through the use of literature and related activities.
www.lessonplanet.com /search/Science/Biology/Ecology/Human_Ecology   (513 words)

College of the Atlantic's curriculum in human ecology encourages you to seek out connections implicit in ecology and to apply these to humans.
The College awards one undergraduate degree, the BA in human ecology which indicates that you understand the relationships between the philosophical and fundamental principles of science, humanities, and the arts.
a Human Ecology essay relating the student's development as a human ecologist and demonstrating writing competency (must be completed and approved prior to the student's fourth year)
www.coa.edu /html/academics.htm   (964 words)

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