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.


  • Maximizing social, economic, and environmental benefits from gene editing technologies in agriculture
  • Leveraging bioindicators to understand the movement and accumulation of mercury in the Peruvian Amazon.
  • The chocolate fix: biotechnologies and a sustainable cacao supply