Human Ecology Theories - 1st semester


General characterization





Responsible teacher

João Lutas Craveiro


Weekly - 3 letivas + 1 tutorial

Total - Available soon

Teaching language





Buttel, F(1986) Sociologie et environnement: la lente maturation de l’écologie humaine. Rev Intern. Sci. Sociales, 109:359-379
Cote, M; Nightingale, A(2012) Resilience thinking meets social theory, Situating social change in socioecological systems research. Prog Hum Geog, 36(4):475-489
Ehrlich, P. (et al) (1973) Human Ecology: problems and solutions. S. Francisco: W.H. Freeman
Hawley, A(1986) Human Ecology. A Theoretical Essay. Chicago: Univ Chicago Press
Park, R(1934) Human Ecology. The Am. Jour Sociology, XLII(1):1-15
Pires. I; Gilbert, M and Hens, L(2010) Studies in Human Ecology. House for Sci. and Tech.: Hanoi
York, R; Rosa, E. A., & Dietz, T(2010) Ecological modernization theory: theoretical and empirical challenges. The int. handb. of envir. sociology, 77-90
Young, G(1974) Human ecology as an interdisciplinary concept:A critical inquiry. Ecol. Res. 8:2-88
Young, O(et al) (2006) The globalization of socio-ecological systems:An agenda for scientific research.Global Env. Change

Teaching method

A theoretical essay in human ecology and state of the art on a specific topic to be chosen by the student with the view to studying the interdependencies between social and natural systems.
Students will be asked to deliver the written text and an oral communication in the classroom.

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