Data Center Description
The department of Human Ecology at Rutgers University addresses the human dimensions of environmental problems. Faculty from diverse disciplines use their expertise in the natural and social sciences to study the effects of human activities on the environment and the impact of environmental changes on individuals and communities. Research includes social and economic effects of regulatory changes on fisherman; impacts of population, economic growth and fiscal austerity on small municipalities; design of risk communications; public response to radon and lead hazards; homeowner pesticide use; psychiatric impacts of natural disasters; reforestation in the eastern United States; environmental science and policy in China; human ecology of tropical forests; methodology and explanation in social science; scientific information use in marine policy. Funding sources include: Sea Grant/NOAA, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, N.J. Department of Environmental Protection, National Science Foundation, National Cancer Institute, U.S. Department of Labor.