About HCL

The Human Complexity Lab explores the social and environmental dynamics of farming and foraging societies, past and present.

  • Sustainable livelihoods
  • Complex adaptive systems
  • Coupled human-natural systems
  • Shared resources & local governance

We use methods from range of fields, but with a focus on applying computational methods

  • Ethnographic methods and fieldwork (Belize)
  • Landscape ecology & drone-based multi-spectral remote sensing
  • Computational, agent-based, and statistical modeling
  • Social networks analysis
  • Bayesian statistics

The lab is currently recruiting Ph.D. students interested in developing dissertation on aspects of the topics above, and a post-doctoral scholar.