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XXI International Conference of the Society for Human Ecology
Santa Ana, California April 12 -15, 2016
Session Title: Bridges and Barriers between the Social and Ecological Sciences
Almost by definition environmental social scientists must incorporate some form of ecological knowledge into their work. A cursory survey of the problems with which environmental social scientists are principally concerned – e.g. conservation, climate change, environmental justice – demonstrates just how foundational ecological knowledge is to contemporary environmental social science. Despite this seeming truism, however, conversations amongst environmental social scientists regarding how to appropriately develop and employ theoretical and methodological avenues for incorporating ecological science are scant.