ecology, human


ecology, human

Dictionary of sociology. 2013.

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  • Human behavioral ecology — (HBE) or human evolutionary ecology applies the principles of evolutionary theory and optimization to the study of human behavioral and cultural diversity. HBE examines the adaptive design of traits, behaviors, and life histories of humans in an… …   Wikipedia

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  • Human ecosystem — Human ecosystems are complex cybernetic systems that are increasingly being used by ecological anthropologists and other scholars to examine the ecological aspects of human communities in a way that integrates multiple factors as economics, socio …   Wikipedia

  • Human development theory — is a theory that merges older ideas from ecological economics, sustainable development, welfare economics, and feminist economics. It seeks to avoid the overt normative politics of most so called green economics by justifying its theses strictly… …   Wikipedia