Dynamics of Coupled Human-Natural Systems

Ecological change is shaped by dialectical interactions between humans and their environments. To better understand the ecological impacts of different natural resource management practices, we look across scales at socio-ecological feedbacks and relationships. We work closely with social and natural scientists to build interdisciplinary understandings.



  • Wildlife conservation and hunting in oil palm landscapes
  • The chocolate fix: biotechnologies and a sustainable cacao supply
  • Health, hunting, forests and livelihoods in Africa
  • Genealogies of plantation agriculture
  • Wildlife community shifts in Southeast Asia