Human Ecology is an interdisciplinary academic subject that deals with the interaction between humans and their total, socio-cultural and ecological environment, including the interaction of local and global processes.
The current research focuses on the overarching theme of sustainable development in a wider context of global environmental change. This research, performed in the form of doctoral theses and research projects and programs, includes two focal areas:
The research theme sustainable urban development is currently carried out in the MISTRA-funded Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Urban Futures and the EU-funded international research project about sustainable development of metropolitan coastal areas, SECOA (Solutions to Environmental Contrasts in Coastal Areas). The multidimensionality of global environmental change including climate, has a focus in this project.