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The Structure and Dynamics of Human Ecosystems: Toward a Model for Understanding and Action

William R Burch, Gary E Machlis, and Jo Ellen Force


This is a landmark book that strives to provide both grand theory and practical application, innovatively describing the structure and dynamics of human ecosystems. As the world faces ever more complex and demanding environmental and social challenges, the need for interdisciplinary models and practical guidance becomes acute. The Human Ecosystem Model described in this book provides an innovative response. Broad in scope, detailed in method, at once theoretical and applied, this study offers an in-depth understanding of human ecosystems and tools for action. The authors draw from classic anth ... More

Keywords: human ecosystems, social challenges, environmental challenges, Human Ecosystem Model, interdisciplinary ecology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780300137033
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300137033.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William R Burch, author
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

Gary E Machlis, author
Clemson University

Jo Ellen Force, author
University of Idaho