human ecology


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hu·man e·col·o·gy

the relations of people to their total (biologic and social) environment.

human ecology

n.
The branch of sociology that is concerned with studying the relationships between human groups and their physical and social environments.

human ecology

the study of the interrelationships between people and their environments, as well as among individuals within an environment.

hu·man e·col·o·gy

(hyū'măn ē-kol'ŏ-jē)
The study and science of the natural world as related to Homo sapiens and the place of the species within the world.
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THE MISSION: In defining human ecology, I start with relationships--humans relating to each other, to our physical world, and to our social, political, and family structures.
For the first time, gifts to the Human Ecology annual fund surpassed $1 million, continuing a sharp rise in support by alumni and friends.
Human Ecology is a valued partner in our work to transform Cornell, support faculty, and prepare students for global citizenship and engagement.
According to the most recent data, 75 percent of Human Ecology undergraduates had conducted or planned to pursue research with faculty members--the highest proportion of any Cornell college.
Human ecology provides the missing explanatory framework for making sense out of information placed in the PMESII-PT, METT-TC, and ASCOPE categories.
Earlier, in October, Jhanwar had noticed that Chauhan had reproduced the same article in his name in the Journal of Human Ecology .
Participating students are able to earn an AmeriCorps education award while taking a series of college courses in human ecology.
In a professional career spanning almost 7 decades, he made major contributions to vegetation mapping, paleoecology and Pleistocene history, vegetation studies, conservation, human ecology and our use of land; and particularly, the varied roles of scientists in modern society.
Human ecology has considerable breadth, and Schutkowski has wisely limited this volume to a detailed consideration of human subsistence through time, from Upper Pleistocene foragers to recent exploitation of domesticated food species.
Boschman presented the cheque to Letendre who is currently a student at the University of Alberta majoring in Native Studies with a minor in Human Ecology.
The Human Ecology Division of Lund University in Sweden arranged the September 2003 World-System History and Global Environmental Change where human and natural scientists explored the possibilities of merging the two approaches to provide a better understanding of the changes that human social and natural systems have undergone since the beginning of agriculture.
The study, published online in the journal Human Ecology and scheduled for the December print issue, was based on data from more than 120 published papers on the effects of population growth, malnutrition and various kinds of "environmental degradation," including pollution, on human diseases.