"The Structure and Dynamics of Human Ecosystems" by William R. Burch

The Structure and Dynamics of Human Ecosystems Toward a Model for Understanding and Action William R. Burch, Gary E. Machlis, Jo Ellen Force

Publication date:
24 Oct 2017
Yale University Press
312 pages: 235 x 156 x 27mm
14 b-w illus.

A landmark book that strives to provide both grand theory and practical application, innovatively describing the structure and dynamics of human ecosystems

As the world faces ever more complex and demanding environmental and social challenges, the need for interdisciplinary models and practical guidance becomes acute. The Human Ecosystem Model described in this landmark book provides an innovative response. Broad in scope, detailed in method, at once theoretical and applied, this grand study offers an in-depth understanding of human ecosystems and tools for action. The authors draw from Goethe’s Faust, classic anthropology and sociology studies, contemporary ecosystem ecology, Buddhist ethics, and more to create a seminal model and a major advance in interdisciplinary ecology.

William R. Burch, Jr., is professor emeritus at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Gary E. Machlis is university professor of environmental sustainability at Clemson University. Jo Ellen Force is a professor in the College of Natural Resources at the University of Idaho.