The Human Complexity Lab explores the social and environmental dynamics of farming and foraging societies, past and present, with an emphasis on:
- Sustainable livelihoods
- Complex adaptive systems
- Coupled human-natural systems
- Shared resources & local governance
To engage these topics, we apply a variety of quantitative and qualitative methods:
- Ethnographic and ecological fieldwork (Belize)
- Landscape ecology & drone-based multi-spectral remote sensing
- Computational, agent-based, and statistical modeling
- Social network analysis
- Experimental games
- Bayesian statistics
The HC Lab is currently recruiting a post-doctoral scholar to collaborate on ongoing NSF funded research into the topics above. Find the job posting here.
The HC Lab is currently recruiting PhD students interested in developing a dissertation project on aspects of the topics above. Follow this link for more information about applying to the anthropology department at Ohio State.