Find out more about our areas of interest:
Understanding past socio-ecological systems
- How do humans shape the environment, and at what spatial and temporal scales?
- What are the socio-economic and cultural impacts of ecosystem collapse and how do societies respond to it?
- How did societies change their subsistence and economic strategies in response to environmental change?
- How has environmental and climate change impacted human mobility and migration?
- Are humans significant agents of change in promoting/degrading biodiversity and when, where and how does this occur?
Identifying tipping points
- At what point do human-induced socio-ecological changes outstrip our ability to adapt to them?
- Can we identify changes in population structure and social organisation, and link them to environmental, climatic, subsistence transitions?
- Are there any thresholds of human interference beyond which the environment cannot revert back to previous states?
- What makes societies resilient to system transitions?
Informing modern interventions
- Can we identify traditional technologies and management practices that are useful in modern contexts?
- What do we need to know to inform, and change, current practices with a look to future sustainability?
- How can interdisciplinarity be encouraged in order to maximise potential of datasets
- How can we empower communities to drive change to sustainable practices?
- Why and how do people change their behaviour?