Human Ecology Group
Originally created in 1976 as the University Centre for Human Ecology and Environmental Sciences (CUEH), the Human Ecology Group became part of the Institute of Environmental Sciences of the University of Geneva in January 2008.
This integration to an Institute dedicated to environmental sciences opens new perspectives, promoting interactions between natural and social sciences, in terms of research and teaching.
Keywords : Regulation, Society and Environment
Our challenge: To integrate in a better way interdisciplinarity in the Environmental Science Institute, by highlighting economical and social sciences.
What is Human Ecology ? Human ecology is an ambiguous term which is defined here as the study of the dynamic interrelationships between human populations and the abiotic, biotic, cultural and social characteristics of their environment and the biosphere. R. Lawrence, Our Fragile World : Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development, (sous la direction de M. K. Tolba) EOLSS Publishers, 2001, p. 676