Complexity and Socio-Ecological Dynamics Research Group (CaSEs)
- Study relationships between human societies and their ecological settings within a long-term perspective.
- Apply quantitative methods for the development of models in social dynamics.
- Promote new transdisciplinary research for improving our understanding of cultural change.
We are devoted to learn about the various social and environmental processes that propel the historical and evolutionary trajectory of humankind. In order to know how people lived, adapted, organized themselves, exploited their environment, and how these aspects changed through time, we use a variety of theoretical approaches, and methodologies with an emphasis on quantitative methods. Our work is thus transdisciplinary and concerned with fundamental anthropological questions framed within a long-term perspective that view human groups as complex adaptive systems. Our work is conducive to instances of transfer of knowledge (TOK) and to contributions towards policy making.