HECLab promotes interdisciplinary research that is engaged, both intellectually and in practice, with environmental change as it relates to humans and society. It supports work that focuses on long-term human and ecological well-being in light of changing social and environmental conditions. Our research encompasses actor and system-based perspectives and institutional and governance analyses to help elucidate relationships of people and their environments – both urban and rural. Problem-based research requires a diverse set of methods and scales of analysis. The lab promotes methods that include ethnographic inquiries, agent-based modeling, remote sensing applications, and the development of dynamic geospatial datasets. Scales of inquiry range between households through local and global landscapes.
There is inherent and commensurate value in every person. HEC Lab members are committed to fostering diverse, inclusive, and equitable communities, within the lab and through our research, teaching, and outreach. To build creative and intellectually rich environments, our research draws on diverse knowledge types, perspectives, and methodologies. As anthropologists and interdisciplinary scholars, we are committed to promoting equity and justice through our work.
UGA Department of Anthropology
Grupo de Gerenciamento do Risco Climático para a Sustentabilidade Hídrica
Center for Integrative Conservation Research
Institute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems
Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology
The A.R.T Lab
Fundação Cearense de Meteorologia e Recursos Hídricos
US Army Corp of Engineers - Engineer Research and Development Center