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Environmental Studies

A guide to the key resources for environmental studies.

What is Environmental Studies?

The field of Environmental Studies views the earth, and our place in it, as a set of complex, interacting socio-ecological systems. To understand this complexity, ENVS draws on concepts and methods from the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities, as complementary lenses through which to view these systems. But we also seek to overcome the limitations of any one of these perspectives by applying innovative approaches that integrate the traditional disciplines in new and productive ways. Research and teaching strengths in the program include environmental governance, ecosystem science, environmental and ecological economics, biodiversity conservation, climate change, and sustainable food systems.

[Source: ENVS, 03/12/2021]

Introductory resource(s)

Article Indexes

Internet resource(s) for ENVS

The North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation

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