The Human-Environment Systems team is working to solve complex environmental problems and train a new generation of students to meet the challenges of the next century. We believe that meeting the great environmental challenges facing the planet requires understanding the interplay between the biophysical world and our societal actions. We aspire to create knowledge and capacity to address these challenges.
- We value societally engaged scholarship. We demonstrate this through activities that respond to societal needs and generate actionable knowledge, which we often co-produce with our community partners.
Foundational Knowledge in HES
- We value advancement and dissemination of foundational knowledge in support of human-environment systems science. We demonstrate this through engaging in scholarship that examines the complex, dynamic nature of human-environment relations, resulting in impactful publications and products.
- We value interdisciplinarity. We demonstrate this by engaging in scholarship that crosses disciplinary boundaries.
Collaboration and Team-Science
- We value collaboration and team science. Examples of how we demonstrate this include collaborative research, teaching, and mentoring, in which we take both supportive and leading roles.
Promoting Learning in HES Science
- We value transdisciplinary training rooted in human-environment systems science. Examples of how we demonstrate this include instruction, mentorship, the support of student-driven research projects, and other educational activities grounded in HES science.
Structure For Our Culture
- We value institutional structures that perpetuate our core values within HES and across the broader university. We demonstrate this by creating processes and policies that support our core values.
A Fair and Inclusive Community
- We value mutual respect and the appreciation of all people. We embrace diverse perspectives and ways of knowing, we foster a welcoming and inclusive community, and we aspire to create knowledge that achieves a just world.