Challenging students to understand the roles between ecosystems
Human Ecology has its theoretical foundation in ecological anthropology, which studies human adaptation to the natural and social world through the processes of evolution, physiology, individual behavior, and culture. Scholars in this field grapple with understanding the human role within ecosystems in the past, present, and future. Theories in human ecology inform applied disciplines such as conservation biology, policy and management, agroecology, ecological design, and ecological economics. Students have opportunities to explore ways in which humans interact with their surroundings, through ethnobotany, human health and wellness, and ecopsychology. As they strive to create a more sustainable future, students rise to the challenge of evaluating their values and actions.
After finishing his B.A. at Prescott College, Colin worked as a Crop Curator at Native Seeds/SEARCH in Tucson, and Patagonia, Arizona, and as ... Learn more >
Jessica Williams ’08 of Tucson was awarded a Campus Ecology Fellowship by the National Wildlife Federation to support work on college ... Learn more >
Alumna Nickie Check grows grapes for Caduceus Cellars, Merkin Vineyards in the Verde Valley, Arizona and teaches viticulture courses for ... Learn more >
Alumna Melanie Hardy is now the lead farmer at the community farm, Land's Sake in Weston, MA. The farm donates $25,000 worth of vegetables to ... Learn more >
Alumna Gretchen Hoffman works in Washington, D.C. for American Farmland Trust and coordinated the first-ever America's Favorite Farmers ... Learn more >