Environmental social science research

Environmental social science aims to better understand how the relationships between people, science, and nature affect the decisions we make, and the actions we take. It blends environmental science, social science, political ecology, science and technology studies, science policy and science communication.

AUT research on environmental social science explores everything from individual thoughts, perceptions, and behaviours to systems thinking and complexity of international governance and social change. Such an approach is crucial for navigating towards socially-just and environmentally-sustainable futures.

Marine socio-ecological systems
Terrestrial socio-ecological systems
Urban socio-ecological systems
Antarctic socio-ecological systems

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