Peterson Lab | Human Dimensions of Conservation Biology
UNRAVELING THE DRIVERS OF SUSTAINABLE HUMAN BEHAVIOR
Nils Peterson and the scholars affiliated with his lab work to unravel the drivers of environmental behavior on which global sustainability depends. We use environmental education, conservation development, environmental conflict, and environmental policy making as natural experiments to test hypotheses, and occasionally run an experiment of our own!
“In this compelling book we are shown the destructive folly of humanity’s insatiable appetite for bigger and bigger homes, and for second and third homes, a largely unrecognized factor in the human environmental predicament.”—Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University, author of The Population Bomb
New publications on why climate education works with children and not adults and balancing human rights and conservation on international borders