Society for Human Ecology (SHE)

Society for Human Ecology (SHE)

Society for Human Ecology (SHE)

The Society for Human Ecology (SHE) is an international interdisciplinary professional society that promotes the use of an ecological perspective in both research and application. The Society holds regular conferences, conducts workshops and symposia, and co-sponsors a variety of related activities to further integrate work among professionals in fields pertaining to human ecology

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Professional association
Industry Type:
Environmental
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)

The Society for Human Ecology (SHE) is an international interdisciplinary professional society that promotes the use of an ecological perspective in research, education, and application.

SHE’s goals are to:

  • Provide a forum through which scientists, scholars, educators, and practitioners may exchange ideas and information.
  • Promote the advancement of an ecological perspective in interdisciplinary studies and practice.
  • Identify problems, discover their origins, examine possible solutions and their implications, and then make recommendations for implementing those solutions.
  • Look ahead to the consequences of human action on our social, natural, and built environments.
  • Build cooperative arrangements among human ecology programs and organizations throughout the world.
  • Facilitate the exchange of this information throughout an international network of individuals interested in human ecology.

The Society holds regular conferences, conducts workshops and symposia, and co-sponsors a variety of related activities to further integrate work among professionals in fields pertaining to human ecology. SHE is an affiliate of INTECOL (International Association for Ecology) and Ecological Society of America (ESA), with cross ties to the Human Ecology Section of ESA. SHE also works in a consortium with other national and regional human ecology organizations throughout the world. SHE publishes the online journal Human Ecology Review, with hardcopies available to members at reduced rates.

Welcome to the Society for Human Ecology (SHE). Human Ecology presents a uniquely interdisciplinary approach to understanding the interactions between humans and their environments. SHE has a proud history, now some 30 years old, as a forum to debate and propose solutions to the problems that arise in these human-environmental systems. It was an honor for me to assume the presidency of SHE at the close of the 19th SHE conference at the Australian National University, Canberra. This arrangement has been extended at the highly successful 20th conference, that was hosted by the College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine in October 2014.

A number of developments are now underway. These include successfully making the Society’s journal, Human Ecology Review, online and open-access. This has resulted in a significant increase in access and downloads, while hard copies continue to be available to members. There are also plans to revamp the Society’s webpages and to increase content and benefit to members. The overarching aim is to further enhance the value of membership of SHE and to extend and raise the profile and of Human Ecology more generally. Your suggestions to help achieve this would be gratefully received.