Overview of theme:
Social ecology is the study of the relationships between people and their environment, often the interdependence of people, collectives, and institutions. In our lab, we integrate approaches from both social and ecological (and more broadly environmental) sciences to tackle complex environmental and conservation issues. We do this by collaborating with academics and non-academics towards a solution-oriented approach. Almost all our projects are partnered with knowledge users to ensure our work is relevant, legitimate, and applicable. It is not possible for one discipline or knowledge system to solve wicked problems. By working together with relevant stakeholders and rightsholders, and with different knowledge systems and disciplines, we strive for more socially and ecologically robust solutions.