The field of human ecology concerns human collective interactions with environment. Ecology in the social sciences is the study of the ways in which social behavior is affected by environmental features and events, including but not limited to natural resources and to the existence of other human groups.
Human ecology, a broad perspective, views the biological, environmental, demographic, and technological aspects of human existence as interrelated. Further, human environmental interactions are strongly shaped by the symbolic, political, and ideological structures of society. Human ecology thus links or spans a large number of disciplines, including anthropology, geography, political science and sociology.
This brief series is as inclusive as possible but will have a consistent focus on human-environmental interactions. The human behavioral element is central to any study considered.