History of Biology Seminars

2003 Seminar: Human Dimensions of Ecology

Sun, May 18, 2003 - Sat, May 24, 2003
Woods Hole, MA


Humans are an integral part of Earth’s ecosystems, yet the science of ecology tends to place humans external to the biological system, and largely lack a theoretical and conceptual framework for incorporating humans. Where exactly do humans fit into modern ecological theory? Getting humans into ecological theory required joining the social and natural sciences, and some ecologists and social scientists are thinking about how this might be done. These were some of the issues addressed in the seminar.

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